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Gifted & Talented Challenges
Science Challenges - Practical Activites for Able Pupils in KS2
These materials have been developed in response to two identified needs. Firstly teachers are reporting that there are few resources to support pupils who have reached standards exceeding national expectations. Secondly, Ofsted reports have frequently identified that the most able pupils are insufficiently challenged and that their rate of progress is unsatisfactory. This pack of activities will help teachers of higher-attaining pupils to provide suitable work for them within Key Stage 2.
The activities are aimed at Key Stage 2 pupils, mainly in Years 5 and 6, who already have a secure understanding of the basic knowledge set out within the National Curriculum Programmes of Study.
What is Available
Schools in Hertfordshire are able to download the entire Science Challenges document. If you are not in a Hertfordshire school then a sample section of one of the Challenges is available, along with Teachers' Notes from another of the Challenges. All of the documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. To view PDF documents you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader if you do not already have it. Acrobat Rreader will allow you to print your own copy of Science Challenge on your printer.
If you are outside of a Hertfordshire school and would like to purchase a copy of Science Challenges please contact the Hertfordshire Science Adviser.
Entire Science Challenges document from within Hertfordshire schools only
Part of a Challenge - Shipwrecked
Teacher's Notes for the Experience the Moon Challenge