Monthly Archives: June 2012

Thoughts on the Biology Bit (part 4)

  Finally, as far as the biology bit goes at any rate, we move onto Y 5 and Y6 The Y5 programme of study starts off nicely by suggesting that children look at the life cycles of a variety of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Biology Bit (part 3)

    So we turn to Y3. Less here to make the jaw hit the floor but still some weird quirks. For example this is first point in the programme of study where we meet the phrase ‘Pupils should be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Biology Bit (part 2)

So the main points from my fist look at biology were that 1)      There was a heavy emphasis on biology throughout the document 2)      In Y 1, there was a heavy emphasis on the low level skill of naming 3)      … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Biology Bit

Well – it’s a love of nature we’re told the government want for our children and I’m all for that. Will the new curriculum deliver? There is a big emphasis on biology. If you count the statements on the front … Continue reading

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The Draft Primary Curriculum for Science – Thoughts about Working Scientifically (proposed title) or Scientific Enquiry (old name)

  The draft curriculum includes much that looks familiar in the area of working scientifically. There are one or two omissions which I will deal with later but the main difference is that it puts a very strong emphasis on … Continue reading

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Anne’s Blog

Hi  I’ve started this blog because I have significant concerns about the new primary curriculum for science. I’ll try to put up some of my concerns whenever the chance arises.  And no doubt a few other bits and pieces too … Continue reading

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