Science and computing

Case study: Skills and coding

Teacher Alison Henderson engaged with the popular Apps for Good scheme to push her pupils’ problem-solving and computing skills to the limit. She explains more


Practical science at KS2

What are the main challenges when delivering effective practical science at key stage 2? Dan Sullivan takes a look


Ofsted and e-safety in schools

It is vital that schools get their e-safety policies right. Geoff Millington offers advice for schools on creating an effective e-safety policy and outlines what Ofsted inspectors are looking for


More computing ideas...

Continuing our focus on the computing curriculum, Lauren Hyams from the not-for-profit Code Club Pro explores the new-look subject and offers some practical suggestions for the classroom


Some practical ideas and advice for computing

We continue our recent series of articles offering advice and practical ideas for teaching the new computing curriculum. Here, former headteacher Pat Mainprize and teacher Gregory Elleston offer some ideas for each of the core elements of the new curriculum



Computing advice and resources

Two months into the new computing curriculum, headteacher Rebecca Stacey considers some of the challenges we have faced in delivering the new-look subject, offers her advice for the months ahead, and signposts a few useful resources


Computing: Supporting effective teaching

The computing curriculum is now in place and we have a fairly clear idea about what we should be teaching. Two months in to the new curriculum, Miles Berry, of the University of Roehampton, discusses effective teaching strategies and how schools can suppo


Secrets to science success

After helping to redraft the new primary science curriculum, Anne Goldsworthy discusses some key considerations for school leaders when delivering the new programmes of study and lists some key tenets to science success.


Preparing for computing and science

With September only a summer holiday away, time to prepare for the new national curriculum is running out. In the third part of our four part series, Suzanne O’Connell looks at preparations for the new programmes of study in both computing and science.


Case study: Apps for Good

In preparing for the new computing curriculum in September, deputy head Rebecca Stacey has worked with the charity Apps for Good. She explains what the project entailed.



An engaging science experience

Headteacher Roy McClelland discusses his school’s involvement with the Rolls-Royce Science Prize and how he has used it to teach his pupils key technology and problem-solving skills


Lights, camera, action!

Longhill Primary School has introduced television production to help teach speaking and listening skills. Mike Russell explains


Supporting science

The National STEM Centre offers a wealth of CPD support and free resources for primary science teachers and co-ordinators. Yvonne Baker explains


A chance to be creative with primary science?

In 2010 science was released. It lost its SATs status and schools got the chance to be creative. But have primary science teachers got the confidence and knowledge to make the most of it? Headteacher Update considers the dilemma for the third core subject

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