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Using coaching to enhance science specific professional development for primary teachers

Published in 2015, this research paper indicates that coaching and mentoring are significant features of effective professional learning for teachers. In science education, coaching is occasionally included in professional development for science subject leaders but only very occasionally used in formal subject-...

Snap science: teaching framework - foundation

Aimed at EYFS, this resource provides two activities which support learning about 'The world'. In 'What does an earthworm do?' children find out about earthworms through close-up first hand observation. First exploring their natural habitat and then by  building a wormery to observe them above and below the ground...

Cross-curricular science ideas web: Maya and Aztecs

This resource produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) provides ideas for incorporating science teaching into the topic Maya and Aztecs. Divided into three age ranges which span the primary phase, each web contains nine curriculum linked ideas for learning science within the topic context. The ideas webs...

STEM Learning magazine: primary - spring 2016

This STEM Learning magazine aimed at all primary teachers contains articles and interviews looking at ideas, hints and tips for teaching science, mathematics, design and technology and computing at primary level. Articles include: 

  • How to effectively teach mathematics skills for science to increase...

Narrowing the gaps from data to impact: the golden thread

Using data to identify low attainment, weak progress and gaps in attainment has long been a focus of schools. This National Strategies booklet, published in 2009, aims to support senior teams, in both primary and secondary phases, by setting out a practical approach for seeing...

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