Explicit instruction has a negative reputation in primary science. I often hear or read about explicit instruction described as ‘drill … More
Month: March 2022
Where Does Enquiry Belong?
Short answer: in science lessons, use enquiry once pupils already know the content. You might ask: Why use a pedagogical … More
A Comparison of Two National Year 6 Science Assessments
The Independent Schools Examination Board: Common Entrance Examination at 11+ (Science) Below is the 2018 common entrance exam taken at … More
The Role of Knowledge in Curiosity
There is a bush on my run covered in lichen. When the sun shines on it in the winter, the … More
How do we grade scientific writing at KS2 at Paradigm Trust?
Over the past four years at Paradigm Trust, we have developed and implemented a knowledge-rich science curriculum for EYFS to … More