Teaching Science in the Primary Years
An example of the session:
Improving investigative skills and the use of correct terminology in science. How do I do experiments properly with KS 1 and 2 students?
A 90 minute session on investigative skills in science and how to carry out fun and important experiments safely in a primary setting, and present the information gathered correctly.
1.30 Sessions start with brief introduction and outline for each session.
1.40 Establish existing knowledge of parameters of investigations and use of correct terminolgy.
1.45 Carry out some simple investigations and look at the skills required to understand the objective of the experiment.
2.15 Identify the variable, look at various demonstrations to identify the variables and the importance of them in carrying out valid experiments.
2.30 How to present the data they have obtained correctly.
2.45 What does assessment look like for experiments.
3.00 Arrangements for next session and gather feedback and evaluation.
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Safeguarding Update Workshop - Bexley-638 (Saturday 27 April 2019 9:30 - 12:30)
This training includes information regarding recent changes in legislation and guidance, the workshop will explore the implications of these changes for you and your setting. National and local updates, E-safety & current trends, referral processes, Local Authority's procedures, the Prevent Duty and how to demonstrate British Values in everyday routines & practice.
Learning methods will include information briefing, group discussions, activities, quizzes and case studies.
EYFSP Assessment - Agreement Trialling/Moderation Workshop - (30 April 2019 13.30 - 15.30)
The session will include :
1. An overview of the moderation process, looking at the changes and additional guidance within the STA EYFS Profile Handbook 2018.
2. The 2018 ARA statutory document.
3. Good practice regarding moderation.
4. In addition - participants will :
- work with the Early Years Moderation Manager to consider the EYFSP exemplification materials for the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) in order to make accurate, secure and robust teacher assessment judgements across the Profile.
During the agreement trialling session reference will be made to the Sense Check information and Characteristics of Effective Learning (CELs) to ensure consistency of judgements across the ELGs.
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BRING ALONG :
- 3 samples of evidence, ideally 3 children's Learning Journals / Journeys which give an overview of children's learning and development across the Early Learning Goals and / or three samples of writing : one for emerging, one for expected and one (possibly) of exceeding judgements in order to share with other delegates in a moderation exercise (delegates will be expected to participate in discussions / professional dialogues with colleagues about children's achievement sharing anecdotal examples / evidence)
- The STA EYFS Profile Handbook 2018
- The Exemplification materials (Oct 2014 updated version)