SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

Our programme covers six sessions and will be delivered by our Science Specialist Leaders of Education who have a wealth of expertise. Signing up to all six will enable your school to apply for The Primary Science Quality Mark.

Science Leaders Network Meeting

This workshop will give you the opportunity to evaluate science practice in your school, look at where it is and where it needs to go, develop your understanding of the concept of Science Capital and how it can be developed, and work with other Science Leaders to put together an action plan for your school for the year ahead. There will also be the chance to share ideas with the other SLs and update Science Policies and other documentation with support from the Noctua SLEs.

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 1pm – 3pm, Moortown Primary

 

Five Types of Enquiry

This workshop will explore 'working scientifically' skills outlined in the National Curriculum through the five types of enquiry children can learn through. It focuses on engaging children in science learning by inspiring awe and wonder and igniting curiosity. The afternoon will involve lots of practical ideas to inject scientific enquiry into the classroom, whether this learning is linked to scientific knowledge mentioned in the curriculum or not. Delegates will go home with a firm understanding of 'working scientifically' skills; the five types of enquiry; and a range of practical investigations to take back to their classroom.

Wednesday 5th December 2018, 1pm – 3pm, Moortown Primary

 

Enquiry when it's not so obvious!

There are some science topics where enquiry fits like a glove, and some where it takes a bit more unpicking to find the most relevant and engaging ways to explore them practically. This workshop will provide delegates with practical ideas for the trickiest of topics and will develop further the 'working scientifically' and enquiry skills covered in 'Five Types of Enquiry' workshop. Covering topics from EYFS to Y6, you will go away with enquiry ideas to arm all of your teachers!  

Wednesday 6th February 2019, 1pm – 3pm, Moortown Primary

 

Resources and Links

There are all sorts of resources out there to help make primary science relevant and engaging. This workshop will provide delegates with a whole host of resources and links they can then use back in their classrooms. We'll explore the use of literature alongside science; tried and tested theme-based lessons linking children's learning to real events; and bring in some outside agencies who can talk about how they can work with schools, allowing everybody to go home with a list of great contacts for their science learning in and out of school.

Wednesday 20th March 2019, 1pm – 3pm, Moortown Primary

 

Evidencing learning and links to other subjects

There are all sorts of fantastic science learning going on in primary schools but the question from many is often, 'How do we evidence this in books?' This workshop will explore ways that science learning can be evidenced, both in books and elsewhere without distracting from the key objective of the lesson. We will also discuss cross curricular links to science, particularly in English and Maths, which are relevant and purposeful and contribute toward the need to evidence children's learning.

Wednesday 8th May 2019, 1pm – 3pm, Moortown Primary

 

Science Leaders Network Meeting

This workshop will be the conclusion to the year of science CPD, a final chance for 2018/19 to share best practice with other leaders, evaluate your action plans from the first meeting, evaluate and moderate assessments from the year and put in place your school science calendar for 2019/20. This is a great opportunity to get ahead for the coming year.

Wednesday 12th June 2019, 1pm – 3pm, Moortown Primary
 

The cost of the programme is £150 partners and £180 non-partners.
 
To book your place on our Science workshops or for further information, visit noctuateachingschool.org.uk or call 01943 875050

 


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Published: 19/09/2018
Audience: Science Leaders
Contact: Andrea Taylor

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