Guiding pupils to work scientifically in Year 1 – how to develop Year 1 pupils’ skills through purposeful practical work. RC024 / B05

Start date
5 Mar 24
1 Day


Guiding pupils to work scientifically in Year 1 – how to develop Year 1 pupils’ skills through purposeful practical work.Tuesday 5/3/24, 3.45pm-4.45pm

Session 1 of RC024 B04 Working Scientifically Webinars - Guiding skills for working scientifically

  • To consider what purposeful practical work looks like in Year 1.
  • To reflect on how the EEF’s seven-step model can help develop pedagogy to guide Year 1 pupils to work scientifically.
  • Inspired by the new EEF report on Improving Primary Science, this one-hour webinar will explore effective strategies for developing working scientifically skills through purposeful practical work linked to pupils’ learning about Plants, Animals including humans, Materials and Seasonal change.

Improve children’s outcomes through effective teaching of scientific enquiry.Understanding ‘working scientifically’ is vital for children to develop ideas, skills, knowledge and understanding in science. This course will support you to implement strategies for planning, resourcing and organising enquiry.  You will explore teaching approaches that enable children to that develop their scientific thinking and help them understand scientific phenomenon in the world around them.

Who is it for?

Primary science teachers and leaders

What topics are covered?

Here is a free taster which will give you a better understanding of what to expect once you join the course. Please note, this is a free short activity you can do in your own time.

Who is the course leader?

  • Amanda Poole

    Having initially completing BSc Hons Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University, Amanda went on to complete a Secondary Physics PGCE at Warwick...


You will be able to:


• demonstrate an understanding of working scientifically skills

• understand the different types of scientific enquiry 

• appreciate the need for progression and the importance of teaching skills alongside knowledge


1 An introduction to working scientifically05 March 202415:45-16:45Virtual

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Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity feeFree
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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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