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Bitesize CPD - Primary - Why is practical science important?

Teaching practical primary science gives pupils the chance to explore in a hands-on way, asking questions, testing their ideas and in turn developing a greater understanding of the world around them. The...

Bitesize CPD - Primary - Different learning during practical science

If you don’t evaluate the types of learning occurring in your classroom and adapt to your planning to ensure that all types are covered on a regular basis, then are children learning as effectively as they can?

Task: identify and reflect

15 minute CPD - check understanding and identify...

Bitesize CPD - Primary - Why is practical science important?

In our previous bitesize CPD task we introduced the reasons for practical work in science.

Task: discuss with colleagues

15 minute CPD - discussion and share

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Top tips for delivering engineering activities

Inspire as many students as possible with inspiring and inclusive messages about engineering.

This 12-page guide is for ambassadors, teachers, advisers and anyone delivering engineering activities or talks to groups of young people. With a handy preparation checklist and sections on ‘embedding careers...

Report of the NAHT Commission on Assessment (February 2014)

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) established an independent Commission on assessment following the Secretary of State’s decision to remove levels and their associated descriptors from the National Curriculum from September 2014. The Commission, comprising a panel of experienced practitioners, met...

Mission to the Moon

This collection of practical activities, investigations and games is all based on current lunar research. It supports many aspects of working scientifically and links to area of the curriculum including: earth and space, light and shadows, forces, materials, changes of state and rocks and soils. Activities are...

Where Would You Photograph? (7-11)

In this activity children take on the role of Earth observation scientists submitting a request for an image they would like for their research. This gives them the opportunity to consider the possibilities of pictures taken from orbit (and the limitations) and to write scientifically for a specific audience. It...

Geography and applied maths activity

Using the video (https://youtu.be/UaxXupfZSSk), discuss in groups how to help Natasha and the former lighthouse keeper to swim the 3km channel between the island and the mainland

When to set off? climate vs weather

What time to set off? Tides...

From the Ground and From the Sky

This activity introduces the idea of remote observation by asking children to match photographs such as lakes, mountains and cities taken from the ground with early astronaut photographs. Children then compare the images from the ground with the astronaut picture of the same place. This activity is also suitable...

Forces and Movement Teachers’ Guide (Ages 5-7)

This Nuffield Primary Science Teachers’ Guide for teaching the Forces and Movement topic, to students aged 5-7, is divided into three chapters: 

*Chapter 1: Planning - showing how to use the resources to plan a topic and, in the second edition, more guidance on how to implement the SPACE approach

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