Well I’m determine to keep on my blogging schedule so this weekend it is a waffle on this blog. I do find this really difficult, especially since I am in the middle of marking at the moment which is taking up a lot of my time – both in and out of work. There is a big difference between marking children’s books every day to marking eighty nine three thousand words assignments in a four week turn around when there is still teaching, school visits and general admin tasks to be completed. However, a target is a target and I am hear sat with my coffee ready to write this waffle. What is it about? Well I have been thinking about primary science for some time, especially since I teach it, and wanted to share with you some of my thoughts about the subject and possibly suggest the implementation of a new QTS skill test….
If you have been keeping up to date why my weird life series on my personal blog, you will be aware that my brain is quite unique – I was going to say at times, but I think that should probably read all the time! This morning my brain is being rebellious! It has just written the script for my live show on Monday (20:00 on Youtube – plug plug) and it has decided to go into distraction mode! I’m trying to tame it with some caffeine but I would just like to put out a disclaimer now so, if this is your first waffle of mine you have read, please be reassured that the content is usually better…no comment please from you regulars! Anyway – I wanted to waffle about science this week and what my views are about the curriculum and how it should be taught.
With December well underway at the moment, I feel that I can post another Christmas idea for the lesson that we completed this week in primary science. I’ve also posted this in the Waffling Forums in the lesson ideas section, so if you want any more ideas then pop along to there and see what is on offer.
Long days are something that we are get used to. Today was a long session starting at 12:00 and finishing at 18:30 with a one half hour break with the same teaching group enjoying first science and then mathematics. As we progressed through the sessions, I couldn’t let the opportunity go by without catching it on camera…