Our P3L programme for the 2019/20 academic year was postponed due to the pandemic. We continue to monitor the situation and our 2020/21 programme will confirmed as soon as possible.
The Primary Physics Professional Learning course (P3L) is a physics CPD programme from The Ogden Trust for primary teachers; it is delivered through training days hosted nationally by independent schools and universities. P3L is designed to cover the key concepts of the physics primary curriculum, but provides clear cross-curricular links to other areas.
The hands-on practical workshops are full of ideas for working scientifically and incorporating maths and English skills development in the context of science.
The course is ideal for subject leaders wishing to develop and enhance the profile of science within their school or wider network, and those new to the role of subject leader. The programme has been designed to increase teacher skills and confidence, and to encourage creativity in the application of science in the classroom.
P3L offers teachers the chance to participate in a day of CPD to support physics teaching in primary schools, with lots of resources to take away at the end of the day.
What does the course cover?
Our courses are designed to support physics teaching in primary schools. The day comprises four workshops:
- Magnetic mathematics
This practical problem-solving workshop demonstrates how maths skills can be developed through teaching the primary science topic of forces and magnets.
- Electrifying English
This workshop focuses on how English skills in reading and writing can be developed and practised through practical electricity projects.
- Physics focus – light and sound
This interactive lecture will cover the key concepts of light and sound required by the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
- Creative cosmos
This session shows how to use space as a context within the broader curriculum.
During the course, you will gather ideas for resourcing science in your school, gain confidence in up-skilling your staff, develop personal science subject knowledge, develop ideas for working scientifically from Early Years to Key Stage 2 and look at how science can contribute to other areas of learning.
How do I book?
The day-long courses are available at independent schools and universities, with costs subsidised by the host venues and by The Ogden Trust.
When courses are available, select your venue for further information and to book. Our programme for 2021 will confirmed as soon as possible.