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Primary Science

Editor: Leigh Hoath

Primary Science (PS) is the journal for primary members of the ASE and is published five times a year. Primary Science aims to share information and ideas that support effective practice in science education focused at the primary school level through transition to early secondary education. 

It includes articles about teaching, learning and assessing science for all children in the 3 – 12 year age range. Topics covered include selecting, adapting and managing learning activities both within and outside the classroom, research findings, adaptations for children with special needs, health and safety, use of technology and other resources. 

Published: January / March / May / September / November
ISSN: 0269-2465

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Theme: Sex education and life cycles
Why do we have to talk about it? This issue has a focus around ‘sex education and life cycles’; the articles included range from teaching year 5 children about sex and relationships, how trainee teachers are prepared for teaching this content, as well as the contentious issues around where a teacher’s responsibility ends, and how looking at life cycles can take different forms.


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