Mastering any subject within the primary setting can be challenging, as many other subjects demand attention, focus and delivery to result in positive outcomes. Science, within a primary school context, has now been given less prominence (within England) as the priorities are centred on Literacy and Mathematics results.
In their book Mastering Primary Science, Amanda McCrory and Kenna Worthington explore some crucial information to help understand the issues, problems and opportunities that teaching the subject can provide you as a developing practitioner in the subject. The book provides opportunities to reflect upon important points linked to professional development in order practitioners to master the teaching of science.
Providing examples, illustrations and reflections on the teaching of primary science, this is a great little book that can support training, or established, teachers to develop activities and opportunities for pupils to thrive in the subject, and fundamentally, lay the foundations to allow pupils to gain a love of learning within the sciences.
Topics covered include:
- Current developments in primary science
- Science as an irresistible activity
- Science as a practical activity
- Skills to develop in science
- Promoting curiosity
- Assessing children in science
- Practical issues