Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” but Einstein wasn’t a cognitive scientist and he was only half right. … More
Tag: primary science
The Revolutionary Nature of How Science Works
A Guide for Primary Science Teachers Just like the citizens of a city built in an earthquake zone, scientists carry … More
What’s The Point of Practical in Primary Science?
We spend quite a lot of science time in primary getting practical, but is this a good use of time? … More
How to ‘Rosenshine’ Your Primary Science Lessons
I have created a mini-workbook to go with this post in case it is helpful: here. If you haven’t heard … More
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
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
How Paradigm Trust is Supporting Teachers’ Primary Science Subject Knowledge
Teachers at Paradigm Trust have developed a knowledge rich EYFS-KS3 science curriculum which we have been running (and developing) for … More
An Environmental Science Progression Model for KS2 Using the Carbon Cycle
Over the past two weeks, my colleagues and I at Paradigm Trust have had the wonderful opportunity of spending time … More
A Progression Model for Forces from EYFS to KS2
I suspect that many reception and primary colleagues worry about teaching physics. It’s a shame, because physics isn’t as tricky … More
Control of Variables Strategy – an important gap in your science curriculum?
Two children are on the field arguing – Nike trainers are faster than Adidas – No they aren’t. You propose … More