Primary Science and Maths conference-Ducks and Data RN124 / A06

Start date
7 Jul 22
Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Newgrounds Lane, Gloucester GL2 7BT View on Google Map

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Of ducks and data: bringing science and maths to life in your classroom using real-world data

“As pupils learn science, they also learn about its uses and significance to society and their own lives.”                                                                     

Ofsted Research Review Series: science 29th April 2021

In this conference you will be able to work alongside other colleagues to learn about sampling and data-gathering techniques that you can use with your pupils. Through the guidance of expert trainers you will consider ways of expressing data and develop working scientifically and maths skills in and outside the classroom whilst simultaneously building science capitol and helping to address pupil well-being.

“Beyond the study of numbers, shapes and patterns, it also provides important tools for work in fields such as engineering, physics, architecture, medicine and business…. Pupils are more likely to develop a positive attitude towards mathematics if they are successful in it, especially if they are aware of their success.  

Ofsted Research Review Series: mathematics 25 May 2021



Who is it for?

Teachers of upper Key Stage 2 primary science as well as home educators

What topics are covered?

Upper KS2 Curriculum links addressed

Science-Living things and their habitats and evolution and inheritance

Maths-Statistics including complete, read and interpret information in tables, interpreting and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems, calculate and interpret the mean as an average.

“At its heart, science involves the study of the material world. Practical work therefore forms a fundamental part of learning science because it connects scientific concepts and procedures to the phenomena and methods being studied.”

Ofsted Research Review: science 29th April 2021

How will you learn?

What’s included:

  • Site visit to Slimbridge to help understand how it can be used as a teaching resource.
  • Working with a scientist in the field to learn how data on wildfowl is gathered
  • Exploring how information from large data sets can be used to develop graphing and data handling skills in mathematics
  • Use data gathered from sources to develop working scientifically skills in upper KS2
  • Development a teaching resource to use back in your school to link science and maths

How long is this course?

One full day (0930-1600)

Who is the course leader?

  • Maggie Beggs

    I retired in July 2021 after 25 years teaching Science to GCSE and A level Biology. I also have experience teaching GCSE and A level Environmental...


There will be the opportunity to:

  • discuss current good practice in primary maths and science
  • recognise your own good practice, and identify areas for development
  • reflect on ways to translate ideas to your school context, and plan for action


Primary Science CPD Conference07 July 202209:30-16:00Slimbridge Wetland Centre



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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£75.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£150.00 +VAT

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Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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