Developing an outstanding primary science curriculum NY044 / C20

Start date
19 Apr 21
4 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


With an increased focus from OfSted on curriculum design, primary schools are taking time out to rethink their approach to primary science. What does good science look like? How is it best taught and assessed?

This course will help you to focus on the important aspects of primary science and how to get the most from your school curriculum. You will look at how to ensure progression in both subject knowledge and working scientifically skills across the school and also how to engage your children in developing their science capital.

You will have time to explore, experiment with and share new ideas as well as action plan the best way forward for you and your school. 

Who is it for?

Primary science Leads 

What topics are covered?

  • what outstanding science at primary school looks like
  • progression of skills in working scientifically
  • developing science capital
  • developing children's questioning
  • assessment for learning
  • science across the curriculum
  • enrichment of the science curriculum
  • action planning a rich and engaging science curriculum
  • supporting your colleagues to develop a whole school approach to science

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered remotely via Adobe Connect with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

Two days of remote delivery with a twilight session before and after the course takes place.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • action plan for sustainable and effective change
  • identify excellent practice in primary science and embed this into the whole school curriculum
  • develop a science curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils in school
  • support staff and help them become more confident about change
  • identify enrichment activities that support engaging primary science


Twilight session – enrichment and the wider science curriculum (Delivered remotely)19 April 202116:00-18:00Virtual
What outstanding science looks like and how to develop this in my school (Delivered remotely)06 May 202111:00-19:00Virtual
Engaging with assessment and what this looks like in the classroom (Delivered remotely)07 May 202109:00-16:00Virtual
Twilight session – enrichment and the wider science curriculum (Delivered remotely)10 June 202116:00-18:00Virtual



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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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