Using Group Work in Primary Science

Group Work primary science groups primary science group work groups in primary scienceResearch has shown that working in groups improves the quality of childrens conceptual grasp and decision making ability. Both of these are an important part of science, yet it is common to see groups in primary science simply as a way to cope with limited resources. Teachers need to make sure they are using every opportunity to improve the learning in their primary school, and primary science group work is fantastic way to do it!

In this Primary Practicals course we examine some of the common mistakes encountered when employing group work during a science lesson and how these can be avoided.  By the end of the sessions staff should be confident to use group work in KS1 and KS2 science lessons to its best advantage.

This content covered by this Group Work in Primary Science is:

  • Understand the benefits of using primary science groups in lessons
  • Avoid some of the common pitfalls of using group work
  • Planning to include group work for learning
  • Managing resources within science groups

This course about Group Work in Primary Science, is suitable for all teachers who are looking to improve the primary science group work in their Key Stage 1 & 2 lessons.  It will also help support staff to be aware of how they can be useful during group work situations.  It contains examples of practical work, but is suitable across all key stages and is designed to work along side any scheme of work.

Course Cost: £50 per person

Course Length: 2 hours

To book this groups in primary science training course please call us on 01527 452430.

Course locations: our training centre is based in Studley, Warwickshire, close to the M42 with easy access across the West Midlands. We regularly deliver our courses in schools across Birmingham, Coventry, Rugby, Evesham, Redditch and with others from as far afield as Oxford, Northampton and Milton Keynes.

Discounts are available for group bookings

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Did you know that this groups in primary science course can be customised to your primary school requirements? Contact us for more information.