Help! How do I teach physics in a primary school? NY063 / A22

Start date
6 Mar 23
Duration
2 Days
Location
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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Summary

This primary science course is packed full of practical ideas to teach physics within your school. You will be able to explore how children’s ideas and skills are progressed from year 1 to year 6. Discover why physics is essential for gaining an understanding of the world and how we can set strong foundations for this in primary schools.

You will explore a range of engaging, practical strategies to teach physics and discover how to tackle children's misconceptions. You will learn how to develop a progressive curriculum for physics which builds on children’s prior experiences and learning.   This course will not only give you a host of ideas to inspire your pupils, it will also give you the opportunity to ask our Professional Development Leaders any questions you may have about physics.

Who is it for?

Primary science leaders and teachers 

What topics are covered?

  • the primary physics national curriculum - we will explore the themes which run within the curriculum and the progression between year groups
  • subject knowledge and practical ideas to teach: forces and magnets
  • subject knowledge and practical ideas to teach: earth and space
  • subject knowledge and practical ideas to teach: electrical circuits
  • subject knowledge and practical ideas to teach: light and sound
  • children's misconceptions and how to tackle them  

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face.  

How long is this course?

This is a two-day intensive residential course. 

Who is the course leader?

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • plan an engaging primary physics curriculum
  • plan for practical work that embeds effective physics subject knowledge into lessons
  • demonstrate a deeper understanding of the core concepts within primary physics  

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Help! How do I teach physics in a primary school?06 March 202311:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Help! How do I teach physics in a primary school?07 March 202309:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre

Notes

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

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Fees & Subsidies

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Additional information

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk to express your interest in being added to a waiting list. We will contact you when the course is due to run again.

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