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Primary Science: 5th/6th Class
Primary Science: 5th/6th Class

Primary Science: 5th/6th Class

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Primary Science provides pupils in 5th and 6th Classes with the opportunity to explore, investigate and develop knowledge and understanding of the four science strands:

  • living things
  • energy and forces
  • materials
  • environmental awareness and care


  • a balanced approach to science, equally emphasising development of concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes
  • simple, inexpensive and easy-to-obtain materials are listed by activity
  • detailed teacher information pages to assist in implementing a classroom science programme
  • extensive background information about each topic
  • detailed teachers notes on each activity
  • linked to the Irish curriculum
  • assessment proformas assessing outcomes, knowledge and skills
  • detailed follow-up activities suggested
  • answers provided where necessary

    Books that I use to support and plan my Science lessons are the Primary Science books from Prim-Ed. These books have a mixture of hands on and research based activities for the class and they are designed with the Irish Science curriculum in mind. It also includes key vocab before the start of each topic which I like, discussing specific vocab before the activities allows the children the opportunity to use this new vocab in their own investigations. There are also some nice assessment ideas included. These resources can all be used to plan your lessons. I am developing the DPSM framework for inquiry with my class which allows them to develop their own skills and take ownership of their learning.

    Aistear Múinteoir

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