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Jules Pottle

PSTT Primary Science Teacher of the Year 2015
Cumnor Primary School and Storytelling Schools

I am an experienced primary science teacher and a trainer in Storytelling Schools method. I write books for teachers which demonstrate how to use stories to teach science because we are hard-wired to learn in this way. I am still teaching in my local primary school, two days a week and doing all kinds of exciting primary science-related work, in a freelance capacity, on the other three days. I was awarded PSTT Primary Science Teacher of the Year in 2015 for my work on science through stories.

Subjects: Education


    Zoology, Oxford University, 1991
    PGCE, Kingston University, 1993
    PGDip, Kingston University, 1995

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Primary Science Teaching
    Science Through Story

Personal Interests

    I like to be by the sea - I like anything that involves being in the sea, on the sea, on boats etc.
    Pantomime - I am very involved with my local village pantomime troupe. We raise money for local causes by putting on a home-grown yet surprisingly professional pantomime in our village hall every December. I act, sing, write lyrics and make all the larger props. I have made a 30 foot extending, glowing,  beanstalk, a giant boot and a selection of 3D armadillos amongst other things.
    Singing - I am part of a small group which sings in 4 part harmony.



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Science Fiction, Science Fact! Ages 8-12 - 1st Edition book cover


The Children of the Water God

Published: Aug 23, 2018

This is an example of how fictional stories can be used to teach science facts. This story comes from Science Through Stories, Smith and Pottle (Hawthorn, 2105).

Uncle Jack - a science poem

Published: Aug 23, 2018

This is a science-based poem I wrote as part of another book - a collection of stories. It relates to the Year 3 Human Body topic.