Reading and Writing in Science: practical ideas for subject  leaders in primary schools

24 February 2021 – 09.00 – 12.00

Feedback from the Reading and Writing in Geography course:

Fantastic session, great ideas and lots to take away. The breakout rooms are great! A good way to share good practice! thank you 🙂 

That was a great course. Very entertaining, along with lots of useful resources that can be shared throughout school. 

Really enjoyed the training – lots of great ideas to take back to school and share with staff. Thought it worked really well on Zoom

This is an online course for science subject leaders in primary schools delivered via Zoom. The presentation will be available to download at least 48 hours before the day if anyone would like to print this to take notes. There will also be pre-course resources that will be needed to fully participate in sessions.

This half day course is based on the premise of putting science first whilst providing practical and easy to implement ideas for continuity and progression through the school.


We will look at how to read and research, and organise and write texts to demonstrate understanding in science using appropriate non-fiction genres. There will also be creative ideas for publishing work with an emphasis on audience and purpose. Similar ideas were covered on the sister courses Reading and Writing in Geography and History: practical ideas for subject  leaders in primary schools. This means that children will be able to become familiar with the techniques and concentrate upon applying their knowledge and understanding.

 For KS1 and lower KS2, there will be a focus upon asking questions; using secondary sources; reading, using and spelling scientific languages and communicating to a variety of audiences in a variety of ways.  In upper KS2, we will move on to reading and writing about how scientific ideas change over time and the justification of ideas.  We will also look at understanding the world in the new EYFS framework coming in September 2021. 

The reading element of the course will look at how texts are organised – text structure and organisation – before moving on to cover how to write these texts effectively  – spelling, punctuation and grammar focusing upon key features of the genre and age related expectations in different year groups.

Finally, we will move onto creative and engaging ideas for publishing children’s science work.

Booking – this is done by emailing me with the following information:


Postal Address of school

Name of Delegate(s)

Delegate(s) email addresses for the invitation to join the Zoom meeting

Email address for invoice

Cost  – £90 per delegate. If a place is booked on the sister course, Reading and Writing in RE: practical ideas for history leaders in primary schools then the cost will be reduced to £75 per person per course. 

If colleagues from your school have attended any of the geography or history days in November 2020 then the reduced rate will apply. Please mention this in your booking email.