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Science Assessment Framework & End of Topic Quiz (samples)

  • Assessment Frameworks have been designed for every science topic to outline the key knowledge, skills and vocabulary that children will be assessed against throughout the unit.
  • Topic Quizzes are used to assess children's knowledge retention at the end of a each unit of work.  

Please see examples of a science Assessment Framework and a Topic Quiz below:

Review and Recall

Children are provided with continuous opportunities to recall prior learning at the start of every lesson via a 'review and recall' slide (see Year 4 example below).

  • Recapping knowledge that was taught in previous years (what did I learn in the past?) is mapped out for each year group - see 'Review and Recall' document below. Where possible, review and recall topics have been mapped out to link to current learning so that children can apply and build upon their prior knowledge.
  • End of topic quizzes and ongoing formative assessment informs the recapping of more recent topics (what did I learn this year?) and (what did I learn last week?).
  •  Gap analysis of end of topic quizzes take place to identify learning gaps, which are addressed during future 'Review and Recall' slides, at the beginning of lessons.

Five Types of Enquiry Skills

  • To help children remember the five scientific enquiry skills, which they develop and apply during their lessons, we have made our own actions for each one. Click on the link to watch Miss Callan demonstrate the actions:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ofn4aMnIOB0cyHltJv5aqTuP71OjkeFm/view?usp=share_link
  • The scientific skills are also displayed as posters on topic boards within the classroom and are referred to throughout lessons.
  • The skills are also embedded into the learning objective of the lesson (as seen below).

Pupil Voice

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