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Issue: May 2016 143

Extract: - Practical ideas for teaching primary science (Vivian Cooke and Colin Howard, Northwich: Critical Publishing, 2014) - Cycles in nature (Theresa Greenaway, London: Wayland, 2014) -What makes your body work? (Gill Arbuthnott, London: A & C Black, 2015) - Infographic Top 10s: Record-breaking animals (Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, London: Wayland, 2015)


Issue: March 2016 142

Focus on… Language of science

Issue: March 2016 142

Extract: For many of us, fighting the corner for science, with ever-increasing pressure from literacy in school timetable time, is a battle we don’t seem to be winning, but working with literacy and trying to link science with this subject can lead to some issues.

Learning to talk

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Kirstin Greygoose shares how she has developed talk in the early years in her school.

Teaching science to a profoundly deaf child in a mainstream classroom

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: From her experience of a profoundly deaf child learning science with British Sign Language as her first language, Sally Spicer learnt methods that could be good practice for all learners.

Concept cartoon conversations lead to inspiring investigations

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: How Yanoula Constantinou used concept cartoons and cognitive acceleration to enthuse children in science lessons.

How the ‘I can explain!’ project helps children learn science through talk

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Alison Eley describes the methods used in the project to develop scientific literacy.

Gardening provides valuable time to talk

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Margaret Boyd shares the many benefits of a school gardening club, especially having time to talk.

'Curiouser and curiouser': supporting children’s independent enquiry skills

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Debbie Myers, with Maria McGrory and Cathy Westgate, has over two years, developed a whole-school programme of child-led enquiry.

Why you’ll never catch smallpox

Issue: March 2016 142

Author: Marianne Cutler and Liz Lawrence describe the opportunities for ‘working scientifically’ provided by this new ASE resource, along with feedback from teachers.

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