Walls By Jo Willis. The "walls" concept has been devised to provide an at-a-glance record for key stage 1 and 2 pupils and teachers in science. Each page of the book shows a wall of bricks on which attainment targets are printed. Pupils colour in a brick when a target is achieved. Pounds 3.75.
The Association for Science Education, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AA.
Tel: 01707 267411.
Doing Their Level Best With the New Orders By Juliet Edmonds and Ann Emery, this is designed to help teachers assess children's progress in science investigations at key stage 2. Examples of work produced by Year 4 and Year 6 children are included and children's achievements assessed against identified key learning objectives for that level. Pounds 10.
The Association for Science Education, address as above.
Using IT for Assessment: Case Study Reports and Using IT for Assessment: Key Issues The first of these two studies describes how a range of institutions have used IT in assessment, highlighting the pros and cons. Applications include the use of multimedia for profiling, and using video and Canon Ion cameras to record achievement. The second publication gives an overview of the common benefits and key issues identified across the case studies. Pounds 15.95 and Pounds 1. National Council for Educational Technology, Milburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry CV4 7JJ.
Tel: 01203 416994.
Reading Phonological Awareness Training Levels 1,2 and 3; PAT - Learning to Read with Nursery Rhymes The PAT programme was developed by Jo Wilson, a Buckinghamshire educational psychologist, for children who are experiencing persistent difficulties with learning to read. For children aged seven and upwards, it works by developing their awareness of the sound in spoken words. Each book includes photocopiable worksheets and record forms, reading lists and sentences for dictations. Learning to Read with Nursery Rhymes uses rhymes to improve children's phonological awareness. Levels 1, 2 and 3 cost Pounds 17.50; Nursery Rhymes: Pounds 19.50. County Psychological Service, Buckinghamshire County Council, 25 Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 3PT.
Geography Our Place: The Harveys in St Lucia This video focuses on St Lucia in the Caribbean which has been chosen by more than 6,000 primary schools as the subject of their developing world "locality" study at key stage 2. It follows the Harvey family as they go about their lives and also looks at St Lucia's geography. Pounds 13.50. Worldaware, 31-35 Kirby Street, London EC1N 8TE. Tel: 0171 831 3844.