Primary science curriculum design: Embedding real life contexts NY070 / A19

Start date
9 Jan 20
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


Using everyday contexts in primary science helps to make science more recognisable and accessible. It is a route to enable children to engage with abstract and challenging ideas.

This two day course will explore ways to introduce everyday contexts including people, places, materials and problems. These strategies will enable pupils to understand the practical applications of science and explore the career opportunities available to them.

Participants will discover how the use of stories, role-play, and problem solving can help children to develop an understanding of the world around them.

The sessions will be structured to support teachers to plan a curriculum that meets the needs of the children in their school whilst developing their individual science capital.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will be able to:

  • Use real life contexts to plan an engaging primary science curriculum
  • Identify opportunities to engage with real life problem solving within the science framework
  • Explore how stories and role play can extend children’s understanding of abstract scientific ideas


Primary science curriculum design: Embedding real life contexts - day 109 January 2020 11:00-19:00
Primary science curriculum design: Embedding real life contexts - day 210 January 2020 09:00-16:00

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£640.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£640.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£540.00

* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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