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Course_thumb EYFS/Primary Science Class Course
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Technology To Teach(from 4 reviews)

This course is designed for all teachers from Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) through to subject coordinators. It has been designed to support teachers who work within an International School setting, or if the school follows a curriculum that is different from the English National Curriculum. There is a strong focus on how to support children whose first language is not English.

£200.00 + VAT Per person on the one day course
£600.00 + VAT for in school session up to 25 people
(Duration: 9:30 - 15:30)

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Participation date 16 January, 2016
Review date 21:18, 18 April, 2016
Overall rating
Impact on practice

This course opened pathways into science that I never realised were there. One activity on the course involved fruit. We had to make a list of adjectives on what we could see, not touch or taste. This was a perfect example of how to begin an investigation in the classroom; start with the visual aspect and then move onto other senses/experiences to build on, evaluate and cement our first thoughts/findings. I have applied this approach in the classroom (reception class) while teaching about minibeasts: we started by reading a book about spiders; described the spider in the book; looked at and discussed a picture of a real spider; talked about what spiders can do and how they do it; went outside to try and capture a spider discussing where they might live; finally caught one and the children intuitively went to find food and made a habitat for it in the container; took the spider into the classroom and are now studying his behaviour and appearance first-hand. This in depth investigative process took little time to prepare and deliver. It also helped the children to overcome their fear of spiders and helped adjust their preconceptions.
Quality of teaching

The course definitely challenged my thinking about science and has made it a much more enjoyable experience for the children I teach and for me. For them it's fun, informative and hands-on, they cant believe that it's actually a lesson. The outcomes and observations produced are outstanding. I can't believe the amount of information they could absorb in such a little amount of time.
Venue, catering, facilities/accomodation and booking

Great! As the course was held at my school.
Any other comments? Would you recommend this to other teachers? I would highly recommend this course to anyone that is interested in improving their overall science teaching experience.
Response from provider Thank you for the feedback, it is always useful for us who provide teacher training.