Short answer: in science lessons, use enquiry once pupils already know the content. You might ask: Why use a pedagogical … More
Micro-Enquiry: something to try?
English year 5 pupils scored pretty well on the TIMSS 2019 science enquiry questions. In this post I will: describe … More
Enquiry Teaching in Primary Science
There is a evidence showing that encouraging pupils to design, carry out, analyse and evaluate their own investigations leads to … More
Enquiry Learning is a Hot Issue
Since the summer, I have been in a friendly argument with colleagues from the world of primary science – especially … More
How Much Enquiry In My Primary Science Curriculum?
I started writing a series of posts on inquiry learning vs explicit instruction earlier in the summer. Over this period … More
Enquiry Belongs in Primary Physics – But Where?
Reasons for teaching physics in the primary curriculum include: to understand how the world works; to understand and contribute to … More