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Working Scientifically in the Primary Classroom

This booklet has been produced to help teachers understand how to ‘work scientifically’ within the primary science curriculum for England. It includes progression of enquiry skills grids from Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage Three and child friendly self and peer assessment posters to support all...

Dinosaur timeline

In this activity children create an arm-span timeline to help visualise a very long period of time. Working individually or in pairs they use their arm span to represent the whole age of the Earth, putting in key events in evolution.

This resource is part of a larger collection created to support Dippy on...

Minibeast trackers

In this session children use their senses to look, listen and touch their way around their outdoor space - encouraging a sense of curiosity that could lead to adventures and imaginative play.

This lesson enables students to:

  • Treat animals in the environment with care and sensitivity
  • ...

ENTHUSE partnership impact report 2017

ENTHUSE Partnership funding enables groups of four to eight schools and colleges to work together, with support from STEM Learning on a two-year intensive programme to raise aspiration and achievement in STEM subjects. Each Partnership can access up to £20,000 worth of support, including face-to-face CPD, in-school...

STEM Learning primary magazine - spring 2018

This issue of the primary magazine includes articles on:

  • Evolve your teaching of evolution and inheritance by Karen Brunyee
  • Sailing ahead: the Polar Explorer programme by Bryony Turford
  • Beyond the partnership by Steve Thurgur
  • Outdoor learning with astronomy and space by Tom...

Frankie the flamingo: KS1

Meet Frankie the flamingo and her assorted sidekicks as they unravel the mystery of the sinking flamingo. This resource provides a narrated picture book video for 5-8 year olds, which explains what happens to rainwater and wastewater once it enters the sewers and how water is supplied...

Taking photographs from the International Space Station

During his mission to the International Space Station, Tim Peake shared many spectacular photographs of the Earth. During this interview, recorded in  March 2017, he talks about taking the photographs and what such images can be used for. The teacher guide will help you find the segment or sections that are most...

Defining primary science expertise

Learning science and closely associated subjects at primary school helps children to explore, investigate and understand the world around them. This resource provides a clear description of what is needed to lead and to teach science to primary pupils aged 3-11. A teacher new in...

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.

Higher order thinking skills

A very useful, science-related overview of current theories and frameworks.  The resource includes

  • a look at the major concepts, such as metacognition, proceedural knowledge, problem solving and critical thinking
  • theories related to learning and higher order thinking skills: Piaget, Bruner...

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