Einstein said: “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” but Einstein wasn’t a cognitive scientist and he was only half right. … More
A Progression Map for Disciplinary Knowledge in Science (EYFS-KS3)
Last week Ofsted published a report on science teaching in English primary and secondary schools: Finding the optimum: the science … More
British Sign Language and Science Vocabulary
Colleagues of mine at Old Ford Primary Academy in London have been using science specific gestures for some time in … More
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
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
Guericke’s Sulphur Sphere
It seems reasonable to suppose that if the Earth has a fitting and appropriate attractive potency it will also have … More