By re-focusing on the process students go through to get the correct answer, rather than the correct answer in isolation, I believe we can better support students in developing vital problem solving-skills.
It’s vital that we engage young learners with scientific ideas, but it can be challenging to balance this with other demands of the curriculum as well as financial pressure on resources. With that in mind, here are five quick and easy ways to start communicating science ideas in your primary school.
This March, Night Zookeeper - an education technology website that gamifies writing (www.nightzookeeper.com), will host their third annual World Creative Writing Month. This March, Night Zookeeper - an education technology website that gamifies writing (www.nightzookeeper.com), will host their third annual World Creative Writing Month. This is a global writing competition that invites classrooms of children from around the world to write as many stories as they can. It features a Blue Peter style totaliser where children can watch the number of words tick up!
If your school celebrates and values Learning Outside the Classroom and this is part of your Vision for a quality education – why not look at the LOtC Awards. At St. John’s Catholic School we are very proud of achieving Silver Status for Learning Outside the Classroom and we are currently working towards Gold.