Leading and developing excellence in KS1 primary science NY055 / B23

Start date
9 Jul 24
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?

This two day course covers: 

  • effective planning and practice in KS1 science
  • progression in KS1 science
  • subject knowledge and misconceptions in biology, chemistry and physics
  • ensuring coverage of the KS1 science curriculum
  • assessment of KS1 science

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face.

How long is this course?

This is a two day residential course. 

Who is the course leader?

  • Jane Winter

    My passion is engaging and meaningful science lessons for all primary children. For the past ten years I have worked for the Centre for Industry...


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of effective practice in KS1 science
  • understand what is fundamental to effective practice in KS1 science
  • understand and plan for progression in primary science and where KS1 fits
  • use a range of strategies and principles to better plan science lessons
  • understand links to other areas of the curriculum and how they can enhance science learning


Leading and developing excellence in KS1 primary science - day 109 July 202411:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Leading and developing excellence in KS1 primary science - day 210 July 202409:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre

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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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