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Bird Watching in Schools

This video, from Teachers TV, follows two schools as they take part in the RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch. This is a survey in which children observe birds in a bid to discover more about the wildlife in their local area. The activity is a good example of learning outside the classroom.

Those involved spend...

Electricity Circuits

From Teachers TV, this video shows how a Year Six teacher, Zoe Lowe, introduces electric circuits to her class. She uses innovative role-playing exercises to underpin the transition from symbolic diagrams to circuit boards.

Zoe's lesson begins with a card-matching exercise to assess what children know...

Engaging Girls with Practical Science

Produced by Teachers TV, this video takes a look at the work Skyswood Primary School in St Albans in trying to encourage girls to enjoy science.

When the staff at the school gave the children an annual questionnaire about subjects, they were alarmed to discover that while 70% of boys loved science, only...

Light: Lesson Review

In this Teachers TV programme Jane Turner, deputy director of the Science Learning Centre, (East of England), and Helen Ackerman, an NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher), review a science lesson Helen taught to her Year One class on light.

They discuss the range of activities carried out in class and their...

Launch of the Key Stage Three National Strategy Training Materials

These Key Stage Three National Strategy training materials were produced to launch the Strategy in 2002. They focused on leadership and management of the Key Stage.

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Supporting Transition from Year Six to Year Seven Science: Training Materials

The Key Stage Three National Strategy training materials produced in 2002 by the Department for Education examine the background to Key Stage Two/Three progression in science in relation to starting points at Key Stage Three. They examine what most students have already...

Departmental Evaluation and Forward Planning for Key Stage Three Science Training Materials

The Key Stage Three National Strategy training materials produced in 2003 by the Department for Education was written to help subject leaders focus on the processes of monitoring and departmental evaluation, increase confidence in ways to prioritise developments and...

Creating a Progress Culture

This resource is a National Strategies teacher study unit for science subject leaders, science teachers and higher level teaching assistants on building challenge into lessons. There is a specific focus on questioning, learning outcomes and identifying opportunities to...

Going for Gold: Securing Attainment

A National Strategies teacher study unit booklet for science subject leaders, science teachers and higher level teaching assistants on intervention ideas and revision techniques to offer groups of students short-term help to cover what they have missed or address...

Booster Lessons, Guidance and Training Materials

Key Stage Three National Strategy training materials produced in 2002 written to help subject leaders prepare their staff and students for Key Stage Three national tests in science (SATs). National Key Stage Three testing for all students aged 14 years old ended in 2009...

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