Redbridge Institute Community Learning and Skills

Keeping Up with the Children – Science

Course No: GG5560

Start Date:5 June 2018

End Date:10 July 2018

Total Learning Hours: 12

Centre: ALDBOROUGH PRIMARY SCHOOL Tutor: Radiyah Zaman

How will this course benefit me?

This course is for parents, carers and grandparents of children in primary schools. This course will also be of interest to Learning Support Assistants, Teaching Assistants,Childminders and adults who want to support children’s learning.

This course will increase and improve your knowledge and understanding of how and what children learn in Science lessons at school. Adults will learn the basic skills and knowledge that could inspire and enhance career prospects.

What are the entry requirements?

Adults only course

You will need a good level of English (at least Entry 3) and a basic level of Maths. You must be able to commit to the full course with the intention of attending every session.

What will I learn?

  • Develop an understanding of how children learn Science.
  • Develop your own understanding of Science.
  • Develop ways to help your children (at home) with their Science school learning through practical and theory work.
  • Develop understanding of scientific ideas by using a range of scientific enquiry including basic experiments and investigations.
  • Begin to use simple scientific language to explain what you have discovered.
  • Identify and name a variety of plants, trees, animals and everyday materials.
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
  • Describe the importance of exercise, a balanced diet and good hygiene for humans.
  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses.
  • Develop an understanding of how children learn Science.
  • Develop your own understanding of Science.
  • Develop ways to help your children (at home) with their Science school learning through practical and theory work.

How will the course be delivered?

A range of teaching methods will be used, including verbal instruction and explanation, practical demonstration and application.

How will my learning be assessed?

The tutor will use observation, mark completed tasks, use Q & A and Individual Learning

What are the extra costs?

Please bring a pen, pencil and folder for your work

What can I progress to next?

Depending on your role, you could further your knowledge by taking up other childcare related studies such as Parenting and Teaching Assistants. Also Maths and English courses and Employability Workshops held at the Institute.

Health and Safety requirements?

You will need to follow your teacher’s advice and guidance to ensure that you are participating safely and following Health and Safety procedures. For example goggles and protective clothing will need to be worn for some experiments.

Please note: You must attend every session or inform us if you can’t, otherwise you will be unable to enrol on any future Family Learning courses.

Courses are subject to a minimum number of enrolments and could be cancelled if recruitment is  low. Where possible an alternative class will be offered at a different time/location.  If you require any further information or advice, please contact our customer service advisers on 02085502398 or email enquiries@redbridge-iae.ac.uk

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