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 – like nice things from teachers and children. Think we’ll all need something to keep us smiling.

Meanwhile let’s go – to the consultation period and beyond!

Anne

 

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About annegoldsworthy

Primary Science specialist. Going for more independent thinking and less being told what to think. And that goes for teachers as well as children. We need to change that draft curriculum for science. Follow me on twitter @afgoldsworthy
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2 Responses to Anne’s Blog

  1. Lewis Keith says:

    I agree and have concerns myself. My name is Lewis Keith and I am an EYFS teacher & the science leader at my school. There are certain areas which I am not pleased about. For example, taking electricity out of KS1 and not having any experience until KS2 (Year 4!!). I know Years 1 and 2 can create simple circuits and talk about aspects of electricity. Also this means that the amount of resources I have for electricity will be wasted as I have recently replenished much of it.

    • Hi lewis – thanks for posting comment. Yes – think Y 1 and Y 2 is looking very biology heavy. Such a pity as that reduces the amounts of hands on stuff they can do. The electricity one is interesting – think I tend to think it gets a bit repetitious in the current curriculum – not enough content really to do 3 half term units in Y2, Y4 and Y6. Complete circuits again! However, like you I’m sad to see it go from KS1. I’d like to see two units – one in KS 1 and one in KS 2. It’s brilliant watching young children, as at your school by the sound of it, handle circuits with aplomb.

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