Help! How do I teach physics in a primary school? NY063

From seasons to machines and magnets to space, this course will explore engaging and hands-on teaching opportunities to develop pupils' subject knowledge in physics.


This primary science course is packed full of practical ideas to teach physics within your school. You will be able to explore how children’s ideas and skills are progressed from year 1 to year 6. Discover why physics is essential for gaining an understanding of the world and how we can set strong foundations for this in primary schools.

You will explore a range of engaging, practical strategies to teach physics and discover how to tackle children's misconceptions. You will learn how to develop a progressive curriculum for physics which builds on children’s prior experiences and learning.   This course will not only give you a host of ideas to inspire your pupils, it will also give you the opportunity to ask our Professional Development Leaders any questions you may have about physics.

Who is it for?

Primary science leaders and teachers 

What topics are covered?

  • the primary physics national curriculum - we will explore the themes which run within the curriculum and the progression between year groups
  • subject knowledge and practical ideas to teach: forces and magnets
  • subject knowledge and practical ideas to teach: earth and space
  • subject knowledge and practical ideas to teach: electrical circuits
  • subject knowledge and practical ideas to teach: light and sound
  • children's misconceptions and how to tackle them  

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face. 

How long is this course?

This is a two-day intensive residential course. 


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

  • use engaging practical activities to teach physics
  • ensure progression of learning across the curriculum
  • develop your understanding of the physics within the primary science curriculum


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