ASE - Primary phase conference (half day) Leicester

05 October 2019
09:00 - 12:30
Sandfield Close Primary School
Sandfield Close , Leicester LE4 7RE , United Kingdom

A unique chance to hear two respected and renowned speakers at our Primary phase conference in Leicester.



Event Type: 
Early Career Teachers
Home Counties (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire)
North & East Midlands (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland)
West Midlands (Herefordshire, West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire)
West of England (Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and parts of Wiltshire and Dorset)


Stuart Naylor - Internationally acclaimed author and inspirational speaker

Let’s talk about animals and their lifestyles

Teaching about animals and their lifestyles isn’t as easy as it looks. There’s lots of information for children to grapple with, there aren’t many obvious practical investigations, and didactic teaching can often take the place of enquiry-based learning. This workshop demonstrates how to provide access to information so children interact with and apply new ideas. It uses interactive strategies and techniques that encourage systematic reflection, discussion and research. It illustrates how you can engage and inspire children to learn about animals, and how you can make teaching this topic more enjoyable.

Jules Pottle - PSTT Primary Science Teacher of the Year 2015, author of 'Science Through Stories’, 'Science Fiction, Science Fact!’ and 'The Molliebird'

Science Through Storytelling

Stories can be a great way to give context to a science lesson but storytelling goes one step further. If the story you tell has science woven through its heart, and the children learn to tell that story, then they also learn to tell the science. In this session, Jules Pottle, Science Specialist Teacher and Trainer with Storytelling Schools will lead us through the process of learning to tell a story and teaching children to be storytellers. She will show how the emotional content can be used to aid learning and how to create a true cross-curricular topic, built around a science story. This session will be practical - you’ll learn skills you can use in the classroom tomorrow - come ready to join in.

Full price tickets include a copy of Stuart's book "Let's talk about animals"

The pop-up ASE bookstore will be there too - offering you the latest ASE recommended books at discount prices. Credit and debit card sales welcomed.

Early bird tickets available until 20th July - book now to get the best prices.

This conference is costed at £99 but due to the generosity of our speakers, Sandfield Close Primary School and ASE volunteers we can offer this fantastic science CPD opportunity for just £30 for ASE members and £60 for non-members (standard ticket price). To find out about ASE membership visit

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Sandfield Close Primary School

Sandfield Close