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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...

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...

Prizes for STEM based primary school competitions based in and around Glasgow, Scotland

As part of The IET Scotland South West committee, we have available a small fund available to either provide small prizes or material to enable STEM investigations / competitions to be held in and around Glasgow.

The aim is to promote STEM competitions in primary school to highlight to young people the...

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.

STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! 

This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!

Topical Science Updates

Topical Science Updates are monthly newsletters for schools focusing on some of the big, quirky and interesting science stories in the news. 

Each month 3 or 4 stories are featured to help teachers embed topical science in their everyday teaching.

Each story has links to articles, video clips and...

Fruit and vegetable sorting cards

These cards contain pictures of a selection of fruit and vegetables.  They can be cut out and laminated and used for a variety of activies such as sorting, playing memory pairs or to identify the odd one out from a group of three or four.  They can also be used for a game of 'What's in the Box?' where children...

UK Primary Science Tracker - 2017

This is my updated version of a fairly popular science tracking spreadsheet I had uploaded earlier. This one includes the current ITAF statements. The content is separated by year group. Cells are protected to stop staff indadvertently changing them but you can make changes (grouping year groups etc) using 'admin'...

Guess Who Game adaptation

This resource describes how the popular game of 'Guess Who' can be adapted so that it can be used to help chldren think about the characteristics of different plants and animals.  It also supports them with the skills of identifying and classifying.

Versions could also be made which encouraged children to...

Can teacher turnover improve student achievement?

According to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published in 2016,  removing low-performing teachers can improve outcomes for students. The study looked at the effect of IMPACT, a performance assessment and incentive system introduced in schools in Washington, DC....

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