18 November 2021
16:00 - 17:30

Curiosity And Discovery – Being Creative With Science

A look at the unchanged syllabus for upper KS2 through the lens of the philosophy of the newly published CE science specification.

Overview:

A look at the unchanged syllabus for upper KS2 through the lens of the philosophy of the newly published CE science specification. The webinar will include a ‘bringand share’ of creative ideas for projects that could be done with Y6 after the 11+exams but with other applications, e.g. science clubs or STE(A)M weeks.

Outline

Session 1: The new ISEB Common Entrance specification places increased emphasis on the skills of science that prepare pupils for further science learning and ultimately for life in an increasingly technological society. We will take a skills-based approach to planning, through the medium of specific topics, including Materials (Year 5) and Evolution and Inheritance (Year 6), to promote the development of transferrable skills, especially self-initiated learning and discovery and evaluating information in the light of available evidence. Through the use of ‘big questions’, we will investigate how encouraging appreciation of cross-topic and cross-curricular links helps to embed understanding and encourage curiosity about the world. Session 2: A short ‘Teach meet’ style opportunity to share creative ideas and innovative resources to engage pupils with the fun of science, to enhance learning of a particular topic, extend more able pupils, make productive use of post-11+ lessons or as activities for a STE(A)M week or Science Fair. Science Shorts or longer projects welcome.
COST (per delegate)
£50.00
£65.00
£75.00

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    Speaker:
    Sue Hunter
    Sue Hunter is a former Head of Science at St Hugh’s Preparatory School in Oxfordshire and for many years acted as a subject advisor and course leader for the IAPS. She has been a member of Common Entrance setting teams for many years and has set examinations for 11+ and 13+. Sue co-authored the popular Galore Park 11+ Science textbooks and workbooks. She also wrote the 11+ Revision Guide and has contributed items on exam revision for the Galore Park blog.