Understanding the primary science curriculum NY062

Discover essential science subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches for the primary classroom.


Over this 4-day course you will learn how to effectively and confidently deliver the primary science curriculum and build your in-depth subject knowledge. You will also participate in practical tasks aimed at bringing primary science to life.

You will discover how to get children to ask and answer scientific questions and know what good enquiry looks like. You will also learn effective ways to embed sustainability and climate change within the primary science curriculum.

Through face-to-face teaching and access to the optional online, self-paced course, Introducing assessment for learning, you will develop effective assessment strategies for improving children’s progress in primary science.

Who is it for?

Teachers and leaders of primary science.

What topics are covered?

This course consists of 4 days face to face which covers:

  • subject knowledge development of physics, chemistry and biology
  • what does good enquiry look like?
  • supporting children to ask and answer scientific questions
  • assessing primary science

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with access to an optional online course if you wish to embed your learning further.

How long is this course?

4 day face to face residential


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

  • utilise a deep understanding of the scientific concepts within the primary science curriculum
  • use practical and enquiry driven science in the primary classroom
  • implement effective teaching strategies to improve the quality of science learning
  • effectively use assessment for learning in primary science lesson


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

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