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Catering for Dyslexia - how others benefit

Published in June 2002. Dyslexia affects a significant proportion of the UK population and can be a barrier to learning in science for those afflicted. There are a number of techniques teachers can employ to alleviate the problems dyslexic students face with both practical and written work in science. These have...

Children with communication difficulties in mainstream science classrooms

Published in June 2002, this article, by W. and J. Wellington, explores some of the problems that children with communication difficulties face in learning science, its vocabulary, and its own particular language. Practical ideas and strategies are suggested for helping to overcome these barriers in mainstream...

Mathematics Enhancement Programme Primary (MEPP) Report

This paper sets out to give an understanding of what was distinctive about MEPP training and teaching, and summarises the findings from a research project to evaluate its effectiveness in improving students' achievement in mathematics.

During the development of the programme the government implemented its...

The Development of Students’ Understanding of Physical Characteristics of Air, Across the Age Range 5-16 Years

This report was intended to provide a longer term perspective on changes taking place in students’ understanding over the compulsory school years. The topic of air was chosen on the basis both of its importance throughout school science and its accessibility to students...

Differentiated Primary Science

This book provided by Anne Qualter, discusses the provision of different experiences suited to the needs of individual children. The introduction of the National Curriculum brought new challenges for teachers in respect of ensuring opportunities for all children to...

Continuing Professional Development for Teacher of Mathematics

Provided by the Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (ACME), this resource was written in 2002. It includes recommendations on the steps to be taken, at that time, to raise the quality of mathematical provision in schools. Concerns regarding the poor uptake of students continuing to study mathematics at Post...

Children Learning Mathematics - a Teacher's Guide to Recent Research

The Low Attainers in Mathematics Project has two aims; to bring to the notice of teachers the current knowledge about learning processes in mathematics which resulted in the writing of this book and to provide information to teachers and advisers about the ways in which primary, middle and secondary schools deal...

Key Stages One and Two of the National Curriculum 1995

This version of the National Curriculum for primary schools was published in January 1995 for implementation later that year. Programmes of study and attainment targets are set out for each of the subjects taught at Key Stages One and Two - English, mathematics, science, design and technology, information...

National Primary Science Survey (England): In-service Training Audit

This report, prepared for the Wellcome Trust in January 2008, presents the results of an audit of in-service training accessed by science teachers across regions of the UK. The data gathered provided a picture of what training was available, and the uptake of training.

Key findings showed various causes for...

Progression in Understanding of Ecological Concepts by Pupils Aged 5 to 16

This CLIS report was intended to provide a longer term perspective on changes taking place in students’ understanding over the compulsory school years. The aim of the study was to inform teachers and curriculum designers about the ideas that students bring to and...

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