Embedding working scientifically in the primary science curriculum NY030 / B20

Start date
3 Mar 21
3 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Working scientifically is at the heart of an outstanding primary curriculum. This course will give you lots of practical and innovative ideas to plan for engaging and manageable practical lessons.
With a focus on scientific enquiry, you will be supported in developing children’s independence and confidence as they ask and answer their own questions. You will learn how to embed ongoing formative assessment within practical lessons, plan for progression in working scientifically from Reception to Year 6 and leave with a range of resources and activities to implement in your school.
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 https://www.stem.org.uk/remote-courses-for-teachers 

Who is it for?

Teachers and leaders of primary science.

What topics are covered?

This three day course covers: 
  • ⚪   understanding and developing working scientifically

    ⚪   skills progression in working scientifically

    ⚪   developing subject knowledge

    ⚪   assessment of working scientifically

    ⚪   enriching the primary curriculum

    ⚪   developing science capital

How long is the course?

This is a three day course that will be delivered remotely. 

Who is the course leader?

  • Sarah Dagnell Primary Specialist and CPD Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York



By the end of this course, you will be able to: 
  • ✔️   develop practical and enquiry driven science in the primary classroom

    ✔️   enable children to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions

    ✔️   develop strategies for ensuring progression, differentiation and assessment of practical science


Leading and embedding working scientifically in the primary science curriculum (Delivered remotely)03 March 202108:50-16:30Virtual
Leading and embedding working scientifically in the primary science curriculum (Delivered remotely)04 March 202109:00-16:30Virtual
Leading and embedding working scientifically in the primary science curriculum (Delivered remotely)05 March 202109:00-16:00Virtual

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Additional information

Our remote CPD courses for teachers are delivered across a series of sessions run at specific times and dates. Information on all course sessions can be found under the description of each course. To complete a course, all sessions are mandatory.

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