Primary Science | Past Courses

Primary Science – Past Courses

The following courses have been provided by the SLP in the past, providing opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools.

Sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff and each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.

These courses are all available to run again on demand so email organise suitable dates and times for the course which interests you.

Assessment & Progression

Primary Science Assessment and Progression Derby SLP
  • Assessment
  • Assessment Across the Wider Curriculum with Chris Quigley
  • Best Practice in Primary Science Assessment
  • Classroom Strategies to Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science
  • Current Updates of Assessment Expectations
  • Enquiry Types – Planning Enquiry / Doing Enquiry / Reviewing Enquiry
  • Fit For Purpose Science Assessment
  • Formative Assessment Skills
  • Primary Classroom Strategies for Maximising Impact and Progression for Learners in Science
  • Progression in Primary Science
  • Strategies to Support Progression
  • Teaching and Assessment in Primary Science Network
  • Techniques for Assessment for Learning

Design & Technology

Lego D&T Design Tech
  • CAD and Exploded Diagrams
  • CAD including Structures and Textiles
  • Control for Primary D&T (Select from Micro:bit; Crumble Kit or Lego Wedo session)
  • Delivering Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems with Confidence
  • DT Curriculum: Planning, Monitoring, Assessment and Feedback
  • DT Curriculum: Planning, Pedagogy and Cross-Curricular Links
  • DT Monitoring, Assessment, Evidencing and Feedback
  • DT Subject Leaders Drop In Sessions
  • DT Subject Leadership and Ofsted
  • DT Subject Leadership Role
  • Electrical Systems and Control for Primary D&T (With a Focus on Micro:Bits and Crumble Kit)
  • EYFS: General Curriculum Guidance for D&T at an EYFS Level
  • Introduction to CAD
  • Introduction to the DT Subject Leadership Role
  • Lego Coding
  • Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems
  • Microbits for Progression and Sequencing
  • Using Digital Technology to Support Science Learning

Earth Sciences / Geography

biome vegetation forest geography
  • Climate, Biomes and Vegetation Belts
  • Latitude and Longitude, Day and Night
  • Mapping
  • Mountains
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Primary Resources from the WWF Education Team
  • Rivers and the Water Cycle
  • RSPB in Conjunction with WWF and Natures Trust – Grasslands and Woodlands Live Lesson
  • RSPB Curriculum for Nature Programme
  • Trade and Resources
  • Volcanoes & Earthquakes
  • We’re WWF and we are fighting for your world – for wildlife, for people, for nature. Join us.


Children Science EYFS
  • Early Years Science
  • EYFS: General Curriculum Guidance for D&T at an EYFS Level
  • EYFS: Young Engineers
  • Higher Order Thinking In EYFS: What Does It Look Like and How To Develop It
  • Introducing the EYFS Approach to New Parents and Children
  • Introduction to EYFS and EYFS Assessment
  • Making an Impact in EYFS: A Science Subject Leaders’ Guide to Developing Good Practise
  • Making an Impact in EYFS: Science as an Enabling Environment for Early Literacy Skills
  • Making an Impact in EYFS: Using the Outdoors to Promote ‘Understanding of the World’
  • Making an Impact in EYFS: Using the Outdoors to Promote Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Part 2 – Assessment in the outdoor classroom
  • Making Links Between EYFS Maths and Science
  • Overview of EYFS Science as Part of a Whole School Offering
  • Promoting Higher Order Thinking in EYFS
  • Promoting Speech and Language
  • Teaching Science In EYFS
  • The Benefits of Nurturing EYFS and How to Capitalise on ‘Easy Wins’ by Squeezing the Maximum Learning Out of What You Are Already Doing
  • The Bigger Picture: How Does EYFS Science Benefit the Whole School and How Can the Whole School Benefit EYFS Science?

General Science

Tuxford Primary Science Subject Leader Network
  • Bespoke Deep Dive
  • Checking for Understanding in Primary Science
  • Closing the Gap in Primary Science – Thinking and Talking
  • Concept Cartoons & the CLEAPS Website
  • Creating A Buzz – Science Week
  • Crest Awards
  • Critical Thinking For Achievement
  • Developing Young Scientists
  • Differentiation and Scaffolding – How to Meet the Needs of All Learners. Additional Adults in the Classroom
  • Embedding Cultural Capital In Science Lessons For Primary and Secondary
  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Farming and Countryside Education (FACE): Inspiring Students Through a Farming Context – Cross Phase
  • Food and Nutrition; Textiles and Structures
  • Foundation Topics and Science
  • Getting the Balance Right Between Adult Led and Child-Initiated Activities
  • HELP! I’m Teaching Evolution
  • HELP! I’m Teaching Gears, Levers and Pulleys
  • Help With Experiments At Home
  • Hooks, Wow, Awe and Wonder
  • Identifying Misconceptions in Primary Science
  • Interweaving Science
  • Introduction to Enthuse
  • Linking Science and Foundation Topics Across the Primary Curriculum
  • Making the Most of Continuous Provision to Support Scientific Understanding
  • Metacognitive Framework Called Thinking Moves
  • New to Teaching Primary Science
  • Outdoor Learning Theory
  • Planning and Delivering a Remote Science Lesson
  • Practical Solutions to Everyday Pupil Behaviours with Jason Bangbala
  • Practical Work – Making it Purposeful, Making it Better. Planning for Behaviour in Practical Lessons
  • Primary Science Specialism
  • Primary Specific SEND Needs – Autism, Moderate Learning Difficulties etc
  • Pupil Investigation
  • Raising the Profile of Primary Science: Science Capital, children’s experiences and cross curricular links
  • Raising the Profile of Primary Science: Science clubs and weeks, share afternoons and PSQM
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Session
  • Supermarket Science
  • Supporting the Memory: Strategies and Techniques to Retain and Retrieve Knowledge In Science
  • Taking Science Outside
  • Teaching Primary Science – Space
  • Teaching Resources – What works and how to make them better (including preventing cognitive overload). How to tackle misconceptions
  • The Great Science Share
  • Thinking and Talking Science


  • Considering Curriculum: Ensuring ‘hands on’ and ‘minds on’ science learning
  • Developing STEM in the Primary Curriculum
  • Developing Your Primary Science Curriculum Using the Ofsted Framework
  • Monitoring and Developing the Science Curriculum
  • Primary Science Deep Dive

Science Capital

  • Science Capital (General)
  • Science Capital With a Focus on Scientists and STEM Careers
  • The Importance of Science Capital – Looking at the Dimensions of Science Capital and How We Can Use and Apply These Ideas in a Primary School

STEM Clubs

  • Enriching the Primary Science Curriculum Through STEM Clubs, Theme Days, Science Week and More…
  • Getting Started – STEM Club Workshop
  • Primary STEM Clubs
  • Primary STEM Club – Getting Started Network
  • Raising the Profile of Primary Science: Science clubs and weeks, share afternoons and PSQM


  • Primary Teaching Assistants Supporting Learning
  • Teaching Assistants & SEND Settings: Maximising impact & progressions for learners in science
  • Teaching Assistants Supporting Learning
  • The Role of The TA in Ensuring Progress in Science
  • Working Scientifically Teacher / TA / Subject Leader – Science curriculum workshops for UKS2

Working Scientifically

  • Developing Pupil Led Investigations – Embedding Working Scientifically in The Primary Classroom
  • Developing Your Work Scientifically Skills – The Skill of Data Handling
  • Developing Your Working Scientifically Skills – The Skills of Concluding & Evaluating
  • Developing Your Work Scientifically Skills – The Skills of Measuring & Observation
  • Raising the Profile of Primary Science: Science Capital, Children’s Experiences and Cross Curricular Links
  • Scientific Investigations and Working Scientifically
  • Working Scientifically – Focus: Asking Questions and Planning
  • Working Scientifically – Focus: Conclusions and Evaluations
  • Working Scientifically in The Primary Curriculum – Pupil Led Investigations
  • Working Scientifically Teacher / TA / Subject Leader – Science curriculum workshops for UKS2

KS1 & KS2

Children Science KS1 KS2
  • Developing Young Scientists to Develop Firm Foundations for KS1/KS2 and the Rest of Their Lives!

Key Stage 1

  • Engaging Science for Key Stage 1
  • Subject Knowledge Twilight – Key Stage 1
  • Teaching Key Stage 1 Science
  • Working Scientifically for KS1

Key Stage 2

  • Effective Transition Between Year 6 and Year 7 in Science
  • Engaging Science for Key Stage 2
  • KS1 Quality of Learning
  • KS2 – KS3 Transition
  • KS2 Electricity
  • KS2 Transition Workgroup
  • LKS2 Quality of Learning
  • Primary Subject Knowledge Twilight – Key Stage 1
  • Subject Knowledge Twilight – Lower Key Stage 2
  • Subject Knowledge Twilight – Upper Key Stage 2
  • Teaching Lower Key Stage 2 Science
  • Teaching Upper Key Stage 2 Science
  • UKS2 Quality of Learning
  • Working Scientifically Teacher / TA / Subject Leader – Science curriculum workshops for UKS2


Leadership with DTSA
  • Developing the Role of the Subject Leader
  • Help! I’m Leading Science – Exploring Progression in Primary Science – Subject Knowledge (Substantive) Working Scientifically (Disciplinary)
  • Help! I’m Leading Science – Monitoring Methods
  • Inspiring Primary Science for Subject Leaders
  • Leading Primary Science
  • New Science Subject Leaders’ Course
  • Primary Science Leadership
  • Primary Science Subject Leader ‘Boot Camp’ – Leading, Inspections and Working Scientifically for Leaders
  • Primary Science Subject Leaders’ Network
  • Professional Behaviour


Literacy in Science
  • English and Science
  • Linking Literacy to Science
  • Science and English Links
  • Science Through Stories
  • Vocabulary – Improving Language and Oracy in Science Lessons
  • Words and Reading in Primary Science


Maths in the Primary Curriculum
  • Developing Primary Arithmetical Fluency
  • Ensuring Challenge For Every Child In Every Maths Lesson Is Challenging!
  • Linking Core Subjects: Science and Mathematics
  • Linking Science and Maths
  • Maths and Science
  • Maths in the Primary Curriculum
  • Primary Arithmetical Fluency
  • Primary Science and Primary Maths
  • Using Numicon in the Primary Classroom


Fit for purpose Science Assessment
  • Being Ofsted Ready For Subject Leads and Middle Leaders For All Primary Subject Areas
  • Deep Dives Ofsted
  • Developing Your Primary Science Curriculum Using the Ofsted Framework
  • Ofsted 2019 Framework in Action – Big Data
  • Ofsted and Vocab
  • Ofsted Framework in Action – Vocabulary
  • Using the Ofsted Research Review: Science to Move your curriculum Towards Excellence – Practical Work & Pedagogy
  • What Are Ofsted Saying About Primary Science?

Current Courses

Remote online science CPD live

Live Remote Delivery

Classroom Primary Children Kids

Face-to-Face Delivery

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA) covers the entire geographical area including Derby and Nottingham for STEM Learning UK. Our aim is to allow all staff to support students to ensure they are the best that they can be. We are proud to have provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.