Gloucestershire Primary Science Conference RN124 / A01

Start date
27 Jun 19
Balcarras School, East End Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8QF View on Google Map


Building strong foundations in primary science - physics and KS2-3 transition focus


Physics is consistently highlighted as an area for professional development and this conference aims to provide invaluable science CPD for primary teachers with emphasis on physics and primary to secondary transition.


This is a perfect opportunity to tackle some tricky topics in primary science and for secondary colleagues to learn about physics in the primary classroom. Our conferences always provide outstanding learning opportunities linked to topical developments in science teaching alongside time to talk and share ideas with other practitioners.


This conference will provide hands-on practical physics workshops, led by colleagues from the Ogden Trust, full of ideas to take back to your classroom which incorporate maths and English. This will increase your confidence in teaching and encourage creativity in your classroom. Workshops include:


Physics focus – light and sound – This interactive workshop will cover the key concepts of light and sound required by the Key Stage 2 curriculum

Creative Cosmos – with lots of emphasis on maths and English skills, this session show’s how to use space as a context within the broader curriculum

In addition, Carol Sampey of the PSTT will explore and exemplify what makes ‘good transition’ in primary to secondary science which covers teacher assessment in Primary science, KS2 curriculum and implications for KS3 teaching.


This conference will also provide an opportunity to network with other teachers from both primary and secondary schools locally




Please see specific entries for exact outcomes for the conference you are interested in, there will be the opportunity to:

  • discuss current good practice in primary science
  • recognise your own good practice, and identify areas for development
  • reflect on ways to translate ideas to your school context, and plan for action


Primary Science CPD Conference27 June 201909:30-16:00Balcarras School



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State-funded school or collegeActivity feeFree
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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