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CANCELLED The Really Practical Primary Science ConferenceEvent

A previous experiment
08:45 - 16:00, 1 June 2017
University of Brighton, Falmer Campus, Brighton, BN1 9PH
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For more information regarding this event, please telephone Mathematics and Science Learning Centre on 023 8059 8810 or email .

Event details

This popular event will be led by Debbie Eccles and Kate Blacklock from Primarily Science. The programme includes the latest developments regarding curriculum, assessment and Ofsted. Suitable for Science Subject Leaders, Senior Managers in charge of curriculum overview, Class Teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants.

An experiment from a previous year.



  • Keynote speech ‘Small changes, big impact (mastering the primary science curriculum)”, by Debbie Eccles from Primarily Science.
  • A choice of 4 workshops from a selection of 8 including: pencil free assessment, science on a shoestring, a solution to evolution.
  • Opportunity to network with other local Primary teachers interested in raising the profile of Science.
  • Find out the latest developments including curriculum, assessment and Ofsted.

Fee £130 includes all resources, lunch and refreshments. You will receive a free disc containing all session materials.

Early Bird Offer – only £99 if you book before midnight on 5th June.


Pencil free Assessment A host of possible approaches to maximising learning and assessment opportunities with the minimum of paper work.
Science from a shoe box on a Shoestring Lack of storage and the expense can be real barriers to teaching great science. This work shop is packed with low cost, small scale practical ideas and activities for teaching curriculum 2014
Science friendly activities, ideas and continuous provision in EYFS Making the best use of what you use every day. This workshop takes a fresh look at science in EYFS.
  Fun ways to record in science Results, method, conclusion? Not here! Avoid ‘death by write-up’ and introduce yourself to more interesting ways to record in science.
Working scientifically Working scientifically is a big part of Curriculum 2014 and centres around enquiry and investigating questions. Science questions can be investigated in a variety of ways. This practical workshop makes clear what the different types of enquiry are and gives examples of when it is appropriate to use these.
Making it Stick :ideas to help children learn technical vocabulary The correct use of the correct term helps children describe and explain their findings in science. However it can take a long time to learn this technical vocabulary. This workshop offers ideas to help teach this.
We need to talk about science Why is it so important to talk about science? How can we plan to make this happen? This workshop aims to provide some answers.
A solution for evolution A host of practical ideas and activities to help tackle this tricky new addition to the primary science curriculum.

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