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Primary Science Conference
Phases Primary & Special Schools, EYFS - Schools, Support Staff / LSAs
Categories Teaching and Learning, Science
Our conference aims to spark curiosity and the imagination of our youngest scientists and is an exciting CPD opportunity for anyone involved in primary science education at your school. There will be a wide range of workshops to chose from covering all primary phases.
 

Keynote Speakers


Dr Lynne Bianchi specialises in Science Education curriculum development, innovation and research and is Director of the Science & Engineering Education at The University of Manchester.

Giving primary science the wow-factor has been something that we all aim to infuse into our science teaching. Children learn when they’re engaged and we thrive on their interest and enthusiasm when they can sense the excitement of science around them. This keynote challenges us to reflect on the wow experience and consider the journeys we can take to enhance wonder and working scientifically. 
 


Jason Harding, CLEAPSS Primary Advisor. 

CLEAPSS provides general support and advice for all aspects of practical work, including working practices, equipment, tools, materials, living organisms, and activities for students, with an over-arching focus on health and safety.

 
9.30 - 10.00
Registration, Exhibitors and Refreshments

10.00 -11.00
Dr. Lynne Bianchi

11.00 -11.30
Exhibitors and Refreshments

11.30 -12.30
Workshop 1
  
12.30 -13.15
Exhibitors and Lunch

13.15 - 14.15
Jason Harding 

14.20 -15.20
Workshop 2

15.20 - 15.30
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Delegates choose 2 from 8 workshops, covering all phases from key stage 1 to upper key stage 2. 

This year we're joined by Debbie Eccles, Eleanor Atkinson and Deborah Herridge from Primarily Science who will deliver a series of workshops.  Primarily Science prides itself on the ability to support teachers improve science education. Their partnership is unique in that they have all been experienced  primary science teachers and know, all too well, the pressures of everyday teaching. 
 

AM Workshops

 


Science from a shoe box on a shoe string
 

Lack of storage and the expense can be real barriers to teaching great science. This work shop is packed with low cost, small scale practical ideas and activities for teaching curriculum 2014.

Debbie Eccles from Primarily Science

 



Making links between core subjects
 

Do you find that science sometimes plays Cinderella to the ugly sisters of mathematics and literacy? Learn how to incorporate all three core subjects in an effective, engaging, creative and cross curricular way. 

Eleanor Atkinson from Primarily Science
 



Awesome Assessment
 

Details to follow...

Deborah Herridge from Primarily Science
 


 

The important thing is not to stop questioning…

 

This is an interactive session which will consider the role that developing questions plays in supporting learning. You will be introduced to simple ideas for generating questions within the classroom. The interrelationship between questions and conclusions will be examined and the nature of drawing conclusions from evidence will be explored.

There will be an opportunity to apply questioning and conclusion building, two essential elements of working scientifically, through an unusual context! The power to question is the basis of progress…

Dr Leigh Hoath, Science Educational Consultant
 



Smart Pickings


Based on her book 'Smart Pickings' Lynne will lead a workshop on how to engage young readers with the world of science, scientists and science investigations. Her book is designed to promote talk between children, their classmates, teachers, parents, siblings and friends. Using pictures and cartoons the book introduces children to a range of scientists – new and old, encouraging them to explore their work and ask ‘Who are they?’, ‘What are they famous for?’, ‘How did they make a difference?’.

Dr Lynne Bianchi, Director of the Science & Engineering Education, The University of Manchester.

 

PM Workshops

 

 

Making good use of models in science
 

Details to follow...

Debbie Eccles from Primarily Science
 



Big, Messy, Loud: taking science outside
 

Some of the science curriculum requires children to work outside however there are many other opportunities where it may be better to be outside. This workshop outlines some of these.

Eleanor Atkinson from Primarily Science
 



Interactive Note-booking: the new way to record science
 

Details to follow...

Deborah Herridge from Primarily Science
 



The important thing is not to stop questioning…
 

This is an interactive session which will consider the role that developing questions plays in supporting learning. You will be introduced to simple ideas for generating questions within the classroom. The interrelationship between questions and conclusions will be examined and the nature of drawing conclusions from evidence will be explored.

There will be an opportunity to apply questioning and conclusion building, two essential elements of working scientifically, through an unusual context! The power to question is the basis of progress…

Dr Leigh Hoath, Science Educational Consultant
 



Smart Pickings


Based on her book 'Smart Pickings'  Lynne will lead a workshop on how to engage young readers with the world of science, scientists and science investigations. Her book is designed to promote talk between children, their classmates, teachers, parents, siblings and friends. Using pictures and cartoons the book introduces children to a range of scientists – new and old, encouraging them to explore their work and ask ‘Who are they?’, ‘What are they famous for?’, ‘How did they make a difference?’.


Dr Lynne Bianchi, Director of the Science & Engineering Education, The University of Manchester.
Please Select A Date
Please choose the preferred date for your conference from below.
Workshop choices for each delegate can be made at the next step. (if applicable)
14
Jul
2017
Primary Science Conference 2017
9.30 - 15.30
Toxteth Annexe Conference Centre
Cost
£175 per delegate, per session. unless otherwise stated
£75 + VAT for Liverpool maintained primary schools, all other schools £175 + VAT.
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