Working Scientifically in the New Curriculum

Provider: Inspiring Science
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Description In the new Science Curriculum, ‘Working Scientifically’ specifies the understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science for each year group. It should be embedded in the whole science curriculum with opportunities for children to answer their own scientific questions where possible. To reflect the fact that different types of questions and scenarios require different types of enquiry, teachers and pupils now have a range of investigation types to choose from. In this CPD we will explain the different types of enquiry and discuss practical examples of each, from units throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. Teachers will have the opportunity to generate some investigation questions of their own.
Duration 2.5 hours

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Categories Primary, Teaching and Learning, Sciences, KS1, KS2, Teaching staff, Subject Knowledge, Out of school
Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Teachers will:

  • Gain a better understanding of what ‘Working Scientifically’ is.
  • Be able to integrate ‘Working Scientifically’ into their science teaching
  • Have a clearer idea of how to assess ‘Working Scientifically’
  • Be able to check progression of ‘Working Scientifically’ through KS1 and 2
  • Have time efficient ideas for starters, plenaries and assessment.
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Outline of the CPD:

  • What is ‘Working Scientifically’?
  • How have investigations changed in the new Science Curriculum?
  • Maintaining Curiosity (OFSTED Report)- relevance to ‘Working Scientifically
  • Planning Posters
  • Investigation ideas
  • Mapping progression in ‘Working Scientifically’
  • Assessment in the New Curriculum
  • Short activities for starters, plenaries and assessment.

Presenters Dr Anne Buckley and Mrs Kim Harvey

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