Standard 4

Plan and teach well-structured lessons

These cover:

  • impart knowledge and develop understanding through effective use of lesson time ​
  • promote a love of learning and children’s intellectual curiosity 
  • set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired 
  • reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching 
  • contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s)

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  • An A-Z guide to primary science

    This booklet aims to provide a starting point for reflection and discussion on issues in primary science education.

  • BBC primary science learning clips

    Useful video clips and interactive resources related to the concepts in the curriculum.

  • Children’s University Manchester - interactive science resources

    The Children's University of Manchester shares online interactive learning materials for use on whiteboards or PCs; video clips; downloadable resources and educational games complimenting the Key Stage 2 science curriculum. 

  • Explorify

    Explorify is an exciting programme of activities for primary school teachers that will spark pupils’ curiosity and develop their thinking skills.

  • Material science

    This resource allows teachers to create a Materials Trail within their own school to help children explore the common materials that make up their environment.

  • Primary science

    A wealth of resources to support the planning and delivery of science lessons.

  • Resourcing practical science in primary schools

    In these reports, SCORE presents its own summaries, findings, data and recommendations to support practical work in schools and colleges.

  • Teacher’s TV classroom resources

    Video clips are ideal for use as a lesson starter, an engaging demonstration of a new concept or to raise questions and curiosity.

  • Teachers TV: primary science

    These videos contain advice and guidance on pedagogy, lesson planning, and teaching science in and out of the classroom.

  • Working scientifically in the primary classroom

    Booklet to help teachers understand how to ‘work scientifically’ within the primary science curriculum.