Teaching Primary Biology: Body Processes

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Enhance your KS2 science teaching with teaching CPD on life processes in biology

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to inspire your primary science pupils with world-class biology teaching on the subject of body systems and processes.

Develop your scientific knowledge for teaching key stage 2 biology

Life processes is a key subject within the biology element of the primary science national curriculum and includes the study of the heart, the circulatory system, and digestion.

On this course, you’ll build your knowledge of body systems and body processes so that you’re able to effectively teach the ‘Animals, including humans’ component of the national curriculum in England.

Help 7-11-year-old pupils understand the circulatory system and digestion process

You’ll explore the common challenges that may arise amongst key stage 2 pupils encountering the heart, circulatory system, and digestive system for the first time.

You’ll learn how to structure your teaching to successfully navigate these challenges.

You’ll also have the chance to learn about practical biology activities you can use in your classroom to inspire your pupils whilst developing their understanding of the concept of living processes.

Access engaging and fun biology primary science resources

This course is delivered by the National STEM Learning Centre, a leading organisation offering teacher CPD, career support, and education in STEM.

You’ll learn from primary STEM subject specialists, experienced in teaching science in primary education.

This course is designed for primary teachers and trainee teachers in primary education (pupils aged 5-11 years) who want to develop their biology subject knowledge, specifically the topic of body processes.

The course refers to the English National Curriculum, but the subject matter is equally transferable to other curricula, and you’ll be encouraged to explore connections with your own national curriculum.

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