Teaching evolution in the new National Curriculum

Provider: Millgate House Education
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Description How can a bucket of rice help children to comprehend the enormous age of the Earth? Would a ‘spot the moth’ competition help them understand the idea of natural selection? Could a simple card sort help them capture just a fraction of Darwin’s insights? What will help you to stop panicking about teaching evolution, begin to feel more confident, and even look forward to teaching this topic? It’s easy. Just come to this workshop and find out.
Duration from 1-hour to half day.

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Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, Teaching staff, Subject Knowledge, Out of school, In school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Teachers will leave with a number of straightforward, engaging and effective approaches to teaching evolution in the new primary science curriculum. 

Evidence underpinning this approach

This session has been informed by the outcomes of the Concept Cartoons and Active Assessment projects. A complete list of references can be found n the accompanying resource. 

How users/participants can evaluate success
  • Increased confidence in teaching evolution 
  • Improved progress in learners' understanding of evolution
Follow-up activities and support

Staff are available for further guidance on social media and by telephone. There is also an accompanying resource including a book and CD-ROM with further activities for learners and background information for teachers. 


This course can either be offered as a 1- hour session as part of a conference or CPD day, or alternatively could be offered as a half day session in schools, or school clusters. 

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.