Leading and developing excellence in KS1 primary science NY055 / A21

Start date
20 Jan 22
2 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us


​​​​If you teach year 1 or 2, this course will give you the know-how to plan a successful curriculum, help you feel more confident in your science knowledge, and teach you how to get those outstanding results, whilst meeting the needs of each pupil and your school. 
You will spend two days exploring ways of bringing the KS1 curriculum to life through practical lessons and have the opportunity to bring your own ideas to try out and discuss in a safe, supportive environment away from the daily routine of school life.

Who is it for?

This course is for subject leaders and class teachers who have responsibility for year 1 and year 2 science. 

What topics are covered?

  • progression through enquiry skills
  • subject knowledge and misconceptions in biology and chemistry
  • ensuring coverage of the KS1 science curriculum
  • applying mathematical skills and knowledge within a science context
  • assessment of KS1 science

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions.

How long is this course?

This is a two day residential course. 

Who is the course leader?


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • develop an understanding of what excellence looks like in KS1 science
  • identify practical approaches to teaching subject specific content in KS1 science
  • describe how KS1 science fits within the primary curriculum  


Leading and developing excellence in KS1 primary science - day 1 face to face20 January 202211:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Leading and developing excellence in KS1 primary science - day 2 face to face21 January 202209:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre


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

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Additional information

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk to express your interest in being added to a waiting list. We will contact you when the course is due to run again.

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