Our new science teaching blog, hopefully this will help give me the motivation to get back into personal blogging as well

Primary Scientists

“Scientist”… a word weighed down by connotations of lab coats, goggles, Albert Einstein and Doc from ‘Back to the Future’. But let’s have a look at what it actually means. Over to you, Google…



A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences

We always focus on that middle part, the expert knowledge. That’s just one part of being a scientist. Let’s skip that bit, and see how the definition reads now:



A person who is studying of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.

Think of it that way, and all school children are, if given the opportunity, scientists. By extension, any adult who shares in their learning and questioning of the primary curriculum with them is a scientist as well.  Chances are, if you’re reading this, that’s you.

Investigating magnets, looking…

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Larking around in the snow.

A few pictures from the botanical gardens. The advice from the met office was to make snowmen so that less water is released at once when it all thawed. Doing our part for the environment!

The snow has all completely melted overnight however, I daren’t go and check on old snowy here…






New Years Resolution

My new years resolution is to blog at LEAST once a week!

I’ve updated the about section and I’d like to hear any feedback you may have to help me improve this blog, whether it be the layout, content etc.

Hopefully my posts will be more than weekly, with regular updates on ideas in the classroom that have gone well. This coming week should be busy as I have a few posts to catch up on since I started in September! I’m also going to try and get back into the wolf conservation and I have a post on its way regarding reintroducing them to Scotland (a ice controversial issue!). Travelling posts, for obvious reasons, will be fewer but clustered within school holidays when I get away; New England in August is the big one!