Primary science curriculum design: Embedding real life contexts NY070 / A20

Start date
25 Feb 21
2 Days
Virtual, Adobe Connect, Remote delivered CPD 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 course will be delivered remotely on the days and times detailed below. To participate in full, you will need to ensure you have dedicated time away from the classroom, as you would if this were a face to face course. We will take regular breaks and structure the content so that it is interactive and impactful.

You must attend all sessions in order to receive the bursary, and sessions will not be recorded. For more information on remote delivery, please visit


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 1 (delivered remotely)25 February 202109:30-16:00Virtual
Primary science curriculum design: Embedding real life contexts - day 2 (delivered remotely)26 February 202109:00-15:00Virtual

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