Hamilton's website has hundreds of science resources for primary teachers. But did you know that we make all of our science session plan and resources documents available for free?
Hamilton's science planning is grouped in blocks, each of which fits nicely into a half term. With six sessions in a block, you can teach them once a week for six weeks, or bunch your science study together over the course of a couple of weeks.
The blocks culminate in meaningful outcomes that provide motivation and summative learning.
Each session comes with relevant textual and visual resources for you to print out or show on your interactive white board. Where useful, we provide ready-made slide presentations in PowerPoint format for use with any system.
The science plans are so good I really couldn't do without them!
Sarah, a Year 5 teacher in Yorkshire
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Hamilton provide some additional materials for our school subscribers and Friends. To see previews and descriptions of these, keep reading, but you don't need them to start using Hamilton's free session planning and resource documents.
For technical reasons the 'Download All Files' functionality buttons for each session only work for subscribing users, but anyone can download all of the session documents individually.
The Year Overview summarises the coverage of the year's National Curriculum for England science objectives and the key science activities in each block. It also highlights extended writing opportunities. Download Year Overview Sample.
The Assessment Grid is a clearly laid out table to enable you to track the progress of each child in your class against the complete list of the year's National Curriculum for England science objectives. Download Assessment Grid Sample.
The Block Overview document lays out all of the activities for the sessions. It specifies the science objectives and also other subject objectives that are covered in the block. There is also a list of required resources, including both those provided by Hamilton and those you will need to source yourselves. Download Block Overview Sample.
For key stage one blocks, we provide a list of the key knowledge and concepts that children should gain through the sessions in that block. Download Key Concept Example.
For key stage two blocks, we provide in-depth teacher background, so that you can quickly consolidate your own knowledge in the subject. These have been put together by a scientist who specialises in communicating with non-experts. These documents point you to reliable websites for more information and also summarise the key knowledge and concepts your children should gain from the block. Download Background Science Sample.