Plants: growing your primary science curriculum: year 1 to year 6 NY019

With the support of STEM Learning and the RHS, develop the skills and knowledge to use plant science confidently throughout key stages 1 and 2. Be inspired with curriculum linked projects to share with all year group teachers and ensure plants feature in exciting lesson ideas.


Summary

The National STEM Learning Centre (NSLC) has joined forces with The RHS Campaign for School Gardening to create this new, two day residential course where we aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge to use plant science confidently throughout key stages 1 and 2. Be inspired with curriculum linked projects to share with all year group teachers and ensure plants feature in exciting lesson ideas!

 

Day 1 will be spent at the NSLC where you will be introduced to interesting plants and shown how to use them to teach science across both primary key stages. You will also learn a range of simple propagation techniques to use back in school.

Day 2 will involve a morning session at a nearby community garden, looking at outdoor learning activities to include trees, pond dipping and mini beast safaris.

We will then return to the NSLC for exciting practical sessions focusing on water, light and human impact – all with a plant emphasis.

You will have the opportunity to review fresh concepts learned and undertake planning activities to ensure new skills are incorporated into your teaching, with the support of the RHS and NSLC experts.

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

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • develop horticultural skills and knowledge of plant science for use across both primary key stages
  • explore activities within the plant areas of the national curriculum to develop children’s enquiry skills
  • acquire a bank of investigations to share with colleagues to ensure progression of learning
  • reflect on your learning to inform future planning

Notes

Partnered with The RHS and jointly presented using their expertise.

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