Putting the WOW back into Science (Primary)

Rationale
Primary school science often suffers from a lack of priority, with not enough time devoted to it when compared to the other core subjects. Good science teaching relies on provoking the natural curiosity of children. In many schools, there is a desire to raise the profile of science, amongst children, staff and parents. This might be via science events, science clubs or just through a change of approach within school.

Who is this programme for?
Primary Science Subject Leaders, Senior Leaders, Classroom Teachers and anyone with a keen interest in raising the profile of science in their school.

Outcomes
This fun course will leave you full of practical ideas to enrich primary science in your school. You will be inspired to enthuse your pupils about the thrill of science enquiry. It will provide information about science clubs, science weeks and involving outside speakers.
The following will be explored during the session:

  • Generate ideas for science clubs or science weeks
  • Ideas for a range of accessible science practical activities
  • Access a range of local resources and organisations to support science events
  • Sources of funding for running a science week

Who is the Trainer?
Danny Nicholson is a Science PGCE lecturer, working with student teachers on several SCITT courses in Essex.  He is a former science teacher and now delivers ICT and science training to teachers all over the UK as well as overseas. Danny has written teaching materials for many different publishers, including Switched on Science for Rising Stars, Reach Out CPD for Twig/Imperial College London and STEM Club resources for STEM Learning.

How will my School benefit?
Delegates will leave this course with a range of practical ideas, as well as inspiration for running science events or clubs.

Course start date 13 June 2019
Course duration 1.5 hours
Course end date 13 June 2019
Course time 4:15 pm-5:45 pm
Venue Brightside Primary School, Brightside, Billericay, CM12 0LE
Cost £50.00

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