Science Challenges of Inclusion: Reading Reflection.

Reading Reference: Meeting the challenges of inclusion., March/April 2014, pgs. 9-11 Key points: Some higher achievers in Mathematics and English will sometimes struggle with Science. Some children who struggle with language seem to cope better with Science. Concerns that may arise in Science include: behavioural issues, differentiation, conflict with other subject areas and coordinating staff. […]

Linnean – Taxonomy and Classification

Linnean Classification Defined: Linnean classification is a system or key used to organise living things. For example, in Biology, plants and animals have traditionally been classified from the structure of their bodies. The hierarchy of categories may have included: kingdom phylum class order family genus Within primary lessons, inspiration may be taken from Linnean’s traditional […]

Planning for Science: Reading Reflection.

Reading Reference: Primary Science, Teaching Theory & Practice. , 2014, Chapter 7:Planning pgs. 70-86. Key points: Within this book, Chapter 7 explains in depth qualities and strategies that are used in effective planning. The Key points include: Planning effective learning takes place at three different levels: long-term plans (which are often made by the subject […]

Maintaining Curiosity for Science: Reading Reflection.

  Reading Reference: ‘What does OFSTED say?’ Primary Science 133, May/June 2014, pgs. 16-18. Key points: In 2011 Ofsted triennial report identified issues that need to be addressed. This Included: Lack of specialist expertise, both in Subject Knowledge (SK) and physical processes. This often led to limiting the progress of pupils. Lack of Continual Professional […]