Leading and developing excellence in lower KS2 primary science NY056

Gain confidence in planning a progressive and engaging lower key stage 2 science curriculum.


If you teach year 3 or 4, 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 lower KS2 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 3 and 4 science.

What topics are covered?

This two day course covers: 
  • progression through enquiry skills
  • subject knowledge and misconceptions in biology, chemistry and physics
  • ensuring coverage of the lower KS2 science curriculum
  • applying mathematical skills and knowledge within a science context
  • assessment of lower KS2 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, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • develop an understanding of what excellence looks like in lower KS2 science
  • identify practical approaches to teaching subject specific content in lower KS2 science
  • understand progression in primary science and where lower KS2 fits


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


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