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Challenging the more able learner in science at KS1 and 2
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Challenging the more able learner in science at KS1 and 2

One-day course for primary practitioners


Date: 12 March 2020

Location: De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS

This new one-day course is designed to give support primary school practitioners in ensuring more able learners in science are fully challenged and supported throughout key stages 1 and 2.

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Led by Helen Wilson, lecturer in science education at Oxford Brookes University, this one-day course offers a range of practical approaches to challenge and engage more able learners in science across key stages 1 and 2.

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Primary school teachers
  • More able coordinators/leads
  • Primary middle and senior leaders

9.00am: coffee and registration


  • The evidence base: thinking, doing, talking science
  • Higher order thinking in science and the identification of ability
  • Challenge in practical science: which shoes have the best grip?

11.00am: break


  • Introduction to the Bright Ideas Time: The Odd One Out & PMI
  • Focused recording: do the people with the strongest legs jump the furthest?

12.30pm: lunch


  • Practical prompts for thinking
  • Higher order questioning
  • The Bright Ideas Time: The Big Question and beyond
  • Problem solving for challenge: protect the egg
  • Crafting a lesson for challenge
  • Plenary

3.30pm: close

Workshop leaders

Helen Wilson,
Affiliate Lecturer (science), Oxford Brookes University

With experience of teaching at both primary and secondary levels, Helen Wilson is a teacher trainer and researcher, with a particular interest in creativity and challenge in primary science education.

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