TEACHING SUPPORT

Confidence with science

Tackle the tricky parts of science and get ideas for developing scientific thinking skills.

Develop your teaching with free online courses

Take these free primary science teaching courses from STEM Learning - they feature Explorify!

STEM Learning courses

Explorify and developing key skills

Supporting pupils' learning by reinforcing and developing their key skills is vital. How can Explorify help?

What are the national curriculum expectations for science?

With a plethora of online resources and schemes of work available to primary teachers today, it can be easy to lose sight of exactly what you should be teaching. 

School children learning about energy

Good science teaching starts with assessment

‘Assessment is not something that happens in the plenary at the end of a lesson, it starts with planning and should be embedded throughout your teaching.’ Sarah Eames from Sandfield Close Primary School shares her tips on how to do assessment well.

Getting to grips with inheritance

Inheritance is a topic that many teachers feel a bit anxious teaching about. Read our guide and you might realise that you know a lot more than you thought you did!

Continue your professional development with STEM Learning’s online courses

During this period of school closures and phased re-opening, there is a range of excellent CPD available online from our friends at the National STEM Learning Centre. 

Can outdoor learning help when you return to the classroom?

Robbie Kirkman explores the role that learning science outdoors can play as children return to school.

Children learning outdoors, pre lockdown.

Getting to grips with evolution

Teaching about evolution can seem daunting and we worry about handling children’s ideas about this concept. But we’d like to reassure you that you know a lot more perhaps than you realise.

The Primary Science Capital Project

 A social justice approach to teaching primary science    

Children engaged in science

Free online CPD with STEM Learning

Our friends at the National STEM Learning Centre have designed a range of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) all about teaching primary science. They are packed with practical ideas to inspire curiosity and support scientific enquiry.

PLAN – good practice in assessment

Robust assessement needn't be difficult when you use the PLAN resources

Planning for science

Have you been wondering how to effectively plan science lessons to encapsulate knowledge, understanding and skills? Take a look at our planning examples for inspiration. 

Top 5 tips for getting to know your class

Welcome to your new class! We’ve got some tips to help you get to know the children on an individual level but also assess the dynamics and social skills of the class as a whole.  

Meet the teacher: Kulvinder Johal

Kulvinder Johal is a primary teacher at Northbury Primary School in Barking, London. We asked her about improving your confidence as a teacher and the importance of networks.

Explorify and numeracy: count the benefits!

Use these Explorify activities to build maths and numeracy skills with your class. 

A pupil making observations

Bring STEM learning to life in your classroom with IET Faraday

We’ve been working with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to help you take the hassle out of your lesson planning.

The Science Museum's Learning Resources – plus their Top 5 Activities!

We interviewed Laura Meade, Learning Resources Co-ordinator at the Science Museum – and asked her to pick her top five activities!

Laura Meade, Learning Resources Co-ordinator at the Science Museum