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State of the Nation report of UK primary science education

This report commissioned by the Wellcome Trust explores the nature of science delivery across the UK and captures baseline metrics prior to the full implementation of it's UK wide Primary Science Campaign in autumn 2017. The campaign’s vision is that all pupils will experience an...

Everyday materials: let's build

This resources provides six lessons on everyday materials aimed at Year 1. Explore different materials and sort them into groups before writing songs based on their properties! Consider what it would be like if the tables were made of jelly or the chairs were chocolate! Then recreate the story of the three little...

Living things and their habitats: habitats

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to living things and their habitats in Year Two. They include activities which help explain the life processes common to all living things and how we work out what’s alive and what’s not? Children also collect specimens and...

Retaining and developing the teaching workforce

This report examines whether the Department for Education is supporting the schools sector effectively to retain and develop the teaching workforce.

Interactive Teaching Programs 5

Interactive Teaching Programs (ITPs) are an ICT-based tool developed by the National Strategies to support the teaching of key concepts in mathematics. Where available, manuals which describe how the ITP works and could be used are posted as separate files.

  • Ruler: displays an on-screen ruler which can...

Interactive Teaching Programs 4

Interactive Teaching Programs (ITPs) are an ICT-based tool developed by the National Strategies to support the teaching of key concepts in mathematics. Where available, manuals which describe how the ITP works and could be used are posted as separate files.

This section includes:

  • Number spinners...

Interactive Teaching Programs 3

Interactive Teaching Programs (ITPs) are an ICT-based tool developed by the National Strategies to support the teaching of key concepts in mathematics. Where available, manuals which describe how the ITP works and could be used are posted as separate files.

The ITPs here are:

  • Moving digits:...

Interactive Teaching Programs 2

Interactive Teaching Programs (ITPs) are an ICT-based tool developed by the National Strategies to support the teaching of key concepts in mathematics. Where available, manuals which describe how the ITP works and could be used are posted as separate files.

This section includes ITPs that cover:

  • ...

Investigating Climate Change

This activity, from Practical Action, allows children to gather information on people's perception of changes in weather during their lifetime. By interviewing older friends and relatives children can find out about recent changes to weather patterns. They can also think about the reliability of evidence and how...

Understanding working memory: a classroom guide

Practical tips for how to break instruction down for students who find it hard to follow direction.

Authors: Professor Susan E Gathercole and Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway

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