How can an effective primary science curriculum be developed to engage all and deliver progression in both working scientifically skills and conceptual understanding?

    This year’s Primary science conference will focus on how to ensure every pupil is provided with the best introduction to science by reviewing the curriculum and its intent, implementation and impact.

    We will explore how to develop curiosity and wonder while giving children the skills to enquire and discover the world around them. Throughout the day delegates, will have the opportunity to listen to a range of inspiring speakers and share ideas and good practice with colleagues to support in developing their own science curriculums.

    Keynotes:

    Wondersmiths: How primary teachers and parents can give children a good start in science education – Alom Shaha

    Alom is a science teacher, dad of two, and author of books including Mr Shaha’s Recipes. He has spent most of his professional life trying to share his passion for science and education with the public. He has produced, directed, and appeared in a number of television programmes for broadcasters such as the BBC, and has held fellowships from the National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts (NESTA) and the Nuffield Foundation

    How does effective leadership and an aspirational curriculum impact on the quality of teaching and learning in science? – Jane Turner BA (Hons), PGCE, MEd, CsciTeach

    Jane taught in in Hertfordshire and London. She is now the Director of the Primary Science Quality Mark, based at the University of Hertfordshire where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Education.  Jane is lead author of the 2011 ASE guide to Science Enquiry; It’s Not Fair Or Is it? which significantly influenced the Primary National Curriculum for Science, has contributed to several primary and early years education publications and research projects and is series editor for Snap Science. She has worked as an advisor to the DfE, the BBC and the Learned Bodies on primary science assessment and curriculum.

    How stories can be used to enhance the teaching and learning of science – Jules Pottle

    Jules loves using stories to teach science. She is a Primary Science Specialist Teacher at a village school in Oxfordshire and was awarded PSTT Primary Science Teacher of the Year 2015 for her work, teaching science through stories. She also works with Storytelling Schools as a Literacy and Science Specialist and has published several books including 'Science Through Stories' (Smith and Pottle, Hawthorn, 2015) and 'The Molliebird - an evolution story' (PSTT, 2019).

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