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Education Guru passionately believe that science is one of the best ways to engage children in learning. Our approach is to relate science to everyday life and have developed strategies, ideas and tools to encourage kids to ‘Work Scientifically’. We also believes that science should be enjoyable. We use interactive games, imaginative role plays and creative projects to inject a big dose of fun into our resources to give teachers the skills and tools to do the same in their classrooms.

Education Guru passionately believe that science is one of the best ways to engage children in learning. Our approach is to relate science to everyday life and have developed strategies, ideas and tools to encourage kids to ‘Work Scientifically’. We also believes that science should be enjoyable. We use interactive games, imaginative role plays and creative projects to inject a big dose of fun into our resources to give teachers the skills and tools to do the same in their classrooms.
Stories & Poems To Support Creative Science Year 2

Stories & Poems To Support Creative Science Year 2

This resource has been designed to help bring creativity and the everyday science into your lessons by using stories and poems to enthuse your children. It is divided into year groups and can be purchased per year group, by key stages or as a whole school pack. Each year group has five detailed lesson plans with a story or poem for each of the topics. In years one and two where there are only four topics, an extra lesson has been added for one of the topics. Some of the lessons have more than one activity linked to the story and this can be used for an extended lesson or future lessons depending on how much time there is for the science lesson. This pack is for Year 2 . However it can be used in any country to support the use of poems and stories in science lessons. For those of you that are used to using stories and poems then this resource will hopefully expand your collection and for those that are new to teaching in this way then the resource will hopefully be the springboard to explore further poems and stories yourselves in the future. There may also be some new ideas for teaching science such as role plays and models that can be used in other science topics. A bonus of using the written word is the cross curricular links to other subjects such as Geography, History, DT and of course Literacy which are mentioned in the lesson plans when appropriate.
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Assessing and Recording without the Exercise Book

Assessing and Recording without the Exercise Book

Children often know more about science that we think; sometimes they just donʼt have the skills to write down their ideas. I wrote this book because I have a strong belief that all children, whatever their literacy levels, should be given the opportunity to share what they know about science. Over the years, Iʼve developed a range of alternative recording methods that allow children to express their knowledge and learning. These have been tried and tested in the classroom. This book outlines these methods, gently guiding the reader through each one. I cover what each recording method looks like, the reason behind using it, some ideas on how to incorporate it into a lesson and how to use it to assess children. My hope is that this book will show teachers that there are ways to record and assess science that are fun and creative and that generate enthusiasm in the classroom. Most importantly - they donʼt involve an exercise book. By using these methods youʼll find that children, particularly those who lack the ability to get things down on paper, will demonstrate an amazing science understanding. They just needed to be given the chance to express it their way! This book was written for primary Teachers but the ideas can be used in secondary schools as well.
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Stories and Poems to support Creative Science Year 1

Stories and Poems to support Creative Science Year 1

This resource has been designed to help bring creativity and the everyday science into your lessons by using stories and poems to enthuse your children in Year 1. It has five detailed lesson plans with a story or poem for each of the topics in the English National Curriculum for Science Year 1. It can also be used in other countries to help teachers teach science through stories and poems.
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Stories and poems to support Creative Science Year 3

Stories and poems to support Creative Science Year 3

This resource has been designed to help bring creativity and the everyday science into your lessons by using stories and poems to enthuse your children. It is divided into year groups and can be purchased per year group, by key stages or as a whole school pack. Each year group has five detailed lesson plans with a story or poem for each of the topics. In years one and two where there are only four topics, an extra lesson has been added for one of the topics. Some of the lessons have more than one activity linked to the story and this can be used for an extended lesson or future lessons depending on how much time there is for the science lesson. This pack is for Year 3. However it can be used in any country to support the use of poems and stories in science lessons. For those of you that are used to using stories and poems then this resource will hopefully expand your collection and for those that are new to teaching in this way then the resource will hopefully be the springboard to explore further poems and stories yourselves in the future. There may also be some new ideas for teaching science such as role plays and models that can be used in other science topics. A bonus of using the written word is the cross curricular links to other subjects such as Geography, History, DT and of course Literacy which are mentioned in the lesson plans when appropriate.
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Stories and Poems to support Creative Science Year 4

Stories and Poems to support Creative Science Year 4

This resource has been designed to help bring creativity and the everyday science into your lessons by using stories and poems to enthuse your children. It is divided into year groups and can be purchased per year group, by key stages or as a whole school pack. Each year group has five detailed lesson plans with a story or poem for each of the topics. In years one and two where there are only four topics, an extra lesson has been added for one of the topics. Some of the lessons have more than one activity linked to the story and this can be used for an extended lesson or future lessons depending on how much time there is for the science lesson. This pack is for Year 4 . However it can be used in any country to support the use of poems and stories in science lessons. For those of you that are used to using stories and poems then this resource will hopefully expand your collection and for those that are new to teaching in this way then the resource will hopefully be the springboard to explore further poems and stories yourselves in the future. There may also be some new ideas for teaching science such as role plays and models that can be used in other science topics. A bonus of using the written word is the cross curricular links to other subjects such as Geography, History, DT and of course Literacy which are mentioned in the lesson plans when appropriate.
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Education Guru's Progression and Assessment Tracking Grid for WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY Key Stage  2

Education Guru's Progression and Assessment Tracking Grid for WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY Key Stage 2

Education Guru's Progression and Assessment Tracking Grid for WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY Key Stage 1 . This tracker helps you match the primary science Learning Objectives for working scientifically to the statutory end of key stage assessments at Key stage 2. It also does the number crunching to help you see what your children do and more importantly don't know. It also shows you how many children are on target and tracks progression between the year groups. It has a handy graph to show you the percentage of children who are emerging, expected and exceeding.
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E.G.s Progression and Assessment Tracking Grid Bundle for WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY Key Stage 1 and 2

E.G.s Progression and Assessment Tracking Grid Bundle for WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY Key Stage 1 and 2

This tracker bundle helps you match the primary science Learning Objectives for working scientifically to the statutory end of key stage assessments at Key stage 1 and 2. It also does the number crunching to help you see what your children do and more importantly don't know. It also shows you how many children are on target and tracks progression between the year groups. It has a handy graph to show you the percentage of children who are emerging, expected and exceeding.
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E.G.sProgression & Tracking Grid For Knowledge Key Stage 2

E.G.sProgression & Tracking Grid For Knowledge Key Stage 2

A science tracking and progression grid that also links to the Science Interim Assessments 2017. This tracker is to assess the Primary Science Knowledge Objectives for Key stage 2.Education Guru have created an excel sheet that not only tracks each child’s achievements in their year group’s science but also shows you how these dovetail into the Interim Teacher Assessments that the Year 2 and Year 6 teachers have to report on. This handy tool can also help you, as a teacher, identify any gaps in your children’s knowledge and help you to differentiate.
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E.G.s Whole school Progression & Tracking Grid For  Primary Science

E.G.s Whole school Progression & Tracking Grid For Primary Science

Education Guru have created a resource bundle that not only tracks each child’s achievements in their year group’s science but also shows you how these dovetail into the Interim Teacher Assessments that the Year 2 and Year 6 teachers have to report on. This handy tool can also help you, as a teacher, to understand progression in science, identify any gaps in your children’s knowledge and working scientifically skills and help you to differentiate.
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E.G. s Well being Treasure Box of feelings

E.G. s Well being Treasure Box of feelings

The ’Treasure box of feelings’ is one of the resources from our Well-Being and Mindfulness programme that we’d like to share with you. This activity encourages the children to think about their feelings, what causes them and how they affect their behaviour. When completed the each child will have their own box of feelings that they can pick positive affirmations from whenever they feel the need.
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Stories and Poems to support Creative Science Key Stage 1 Pack

Stories and Poems to support Creative Science Key Stage 1 Pack

This resource has been designed to help bring creativity and the everyday science into your lessons by using stories and poems to enthuse your children. It is divided into year groups and can be purchased per year group, by key stages or as a whole school pack. Each year group has five detailed lesson plans with a story or poem for each of the topics. In years one and two where there are only four topics, an extra lesson has been added for one of the topics. Some of the lessons have more than one activity linked to the story and this can be used for an extended lesson or future lessons depending on how much time there is for the science lesson. This bundle contains Year 1 and Year 2 lessons . However it can be used in any country to support the use of poems and stories in science lessons. For those of you that are used to using stories and poems then this resource will hopefully expand your collection and for those that are new to teaching in this way then the resource will hopefully be the springboard to explore further poems and stories yourselves in the future. There may also be some new ideas for teaching science such as role plays and models that can be used in other science topics. A bonus of using the written word is the cross curricular links to other subjects such as Geography, History, DT and of course Literacy which are mentioned in the lesson plans when appropriate.
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Scientist Families card game Pack 1

Scientist Families card game Pack 1

A fun-filled game pack containing a set of 40 cards jam packed full of fascinating scientists and their often wacky inventions! Each set of cards has a 'family' of inventions that are all connected in some way, e.g. the Microbiology family. The children's job is to collect a set and then find out who created them and how they are connected. This pack can be used by all age groups and is an original way to start a lesson, or focus in on a scientist whilst having fun!
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Stories and Poems to support Creative Science Lower Key Stage 2 Bundle

Stories and Poems to support Creative Science Lower Key Stage 2 Bundle

This resource has been designed to help bring creativity and the everyday science into your lessons by using stories and poems to enthuse your children. It is divided into year groups and can be purchased per year group, by key stages or as a whole school pack. Each year group has five detailed lesson plans with a story or poem for each of the topics. In years one and two where there are only four topics, an extra lesson has been added for one of the topics. Some of the lessons have more than one activity linked to the story and this can be used for an extended lesson or future lessons depending on how much time there is for the science lesson. This bundle contains plans for Year 3 and Year 4. However it can be used in any country to support the use of poems and stories in science lessons. For those of you that are used to using stories and poems then this resource will hopefully expand your collection and for those that are new to teaching in this way then the resource will hopefully be the springboard to explore further poems and stories yourselves in the future. There may also be some new ideas for teaching science such as role plays and models that can be used in other science topics. A bonus of using the written word is the cross curricular links to other subjects such as Geography, History, DT and of course Literacy which are mentioned in the lesson plans when appropriate.
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Christmas Science Activities Pack 1

Christmas Science Activities Pack 1

Grab some ideas for Christmas Activities to do with the children before the end of term. Over the years Education Guru has written lots of lesson plans to support science at this time of year. They match learning objectives from the Primary National Curriculum but the children will just think they are doing Christmas activities and can be enjoyed by all children . This pack contains the following lesson plans ' Christmas Eve Emergency', ' Father Christmas Early Warning System' , 'Snow Globe Science' , 'Rudolph and the Reindeers' 'Let it snow' and 'Melting Snowman'. It uses resources that should be readily available in the primary classroom.
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Progression & Tracking Grid For Knowledge Key Stage 1

Progression & Tracking Grid For Knowledge Key Stage 1

A science tracking and progression grid that also links to the statutory Science Knowledge Teacher Assessments 2017. Education Guru have created an excel sheet that not only tracks each child’s achievements in their year group’s science but also shows you how these dovetail into the Interim Teacher Assessments that the Year 2 and Year 6 teachers have to report on. This handy tool can also help you, as a teacher, identify any gaps in your children’s knowledge and help you to differentiate. This packs contains all the science knowledge objectives for Year 1 and Year 2 and shows how they progress through Key Stage 1 . There is also a handy graph which shows the percentage of children that are emerging, expecting and exceeding in each cohort.
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WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY Tracker Key Stage 1

WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY Tracker Key Stage 1

Education Guru's Progression and Assessment Tracking Grid for WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY Key Stage 1 . This tracker helps you match the primary science Learning Objectives for working scientifically to the statutory end of key stage assessments at Key stage 1. It also does the number crunching to help you see what your children do and more importantly don't know. It also shows you how many children are on target and tracks progression between the year groups. It has a handy graph to show you the percentage of children who are emerging, expected and exceeding.
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Free Sample of Education Guru's Progression & Assessment Tracker KS2 Knowledge

Free Sample of Education Guru's Progression & Assessment Tracker KS2 Knowledge

If you want to see what Education Guru's progression & Assessment Tracker for knowledge looks like before you buy it, then this free resource should give you a taster. Have a go at filling in some of your children's data to see how the grid number crunches the data. It also shows you how the NC objectives for Science fit into the statutory Teacher Assessments for Science which are in bold at the start of each grid. This makes it easy for the Year 2 and Year 6 teachers report on each child's progress. This assessment tool also allows you to identify which objectives need more work through the columns at the bottom of each table, as it reports on how many children have achieved the objective and how many need some more input. As the grid passes up with the cohort it allows the next teacher to identify which areas need more work and allows them to identify where an individual may need more support. The example shows just one biology teacher assessment for Key stage 2 . The full resource for Knowledge is spilt into Key stage 1 or Key stage 2 pack or they can be bought as a bundle. There is also a tracking system for the Working Scientifically Teacher Assessments which follows the same format. When you purchase the Tracking systems the full instructions are included.
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