As a Primary Science Coordinator/ Leader, I made 3 questionnaires to complete as part of my monitoring of science across the school. A questionnaire for pupils, and choice of 2 for staff (one focused more on CPD)
Lessons from the materials topic covering: Solids, liquids, gases Particles Separating mixtures Solubility Conductivity Chemical change
2 worksheets for use in a KS2 lesson about the parts of the human eye: *Labelling key parts of the eye *Explaining what different parts of the eye do These worksheets are a small segment of a full lesson on the human eye, which covers light sources, how we see and the functions of the parts of the eye. The full lesson, which also includes a teaching PowerPoint, differentiated task sheets and full planning, can be found in my TES shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/the-human-eye-a-primary-science-lesson-11516052
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A fully resourced KS2 science lesson about the human eye and how we see. The lesson contains a teaching PowerPoint, full planning and differentiated tasks (challenge and extra support). The resource explores how we see things, then focuses on the different parts of the eye and their functions. The independent tasks for the children also link to these themes. Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation *2 differentiated eye labelling task sheets (lower and middle/higher ability) *3 differentiated eye part functions task sheets (lower, middle & higher ability) *Full planning, linked to science curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox
Assessment grids for each unit. Linked to 5 types of enquiry. Completely editable.
The full collection of editable, topic cover pages for KS1 and KS2 pupils to stick in their exercise books or folders at the beginning of a topic. This resource is designed to aid both teachers and pupils in tracking and monitoring learning in science. Each cover sheet is available in PDF format as well as MS Word format to allow for editing so the resource can be personalised for your classroom and school. Each cover page includes: PLAN YOUR LEARNING - A simple table for learners to record what they already know about the topic and record questions they have to find out more. This encourages young learners to be reflective and provides an opportunity for them to propose questions that can lead to pupil led enquiry later on in the topic. TRACK YOUR LEARNING - This section includes two tables for children to self assess and monitor their own learning. The first table focuses on the key Subject Knowledge Targets that learners should have met by the end of the topic, to be working at age related expectations. The second table included Skills Targets that learners will get the opportunity to focus on and practice over the course of the topic. This will scaffold the development of pupils’ working scientifically skills and support teachers in making assessment in monitoring that learners are working at age related expectations when working scientifically. SCIENTIFIC VOCABULARY - The final section includes a collection of age appropriate scientific vocabulary that pupils are likely to use during the topic.
This lesson is appropriate for ages 8-11 years old. It can support children to learn about mixtures and solutions with included videos and tasks. This is a powerpoint which offers a wizard/ magic theme to keep young children engaged. It has been used to teach Year 5 successfully. I recommend preparing resources from your kitchen, a spoon to mix and a bowl of water for the main activity. Can easily be completed from home.
Primary Science Assessment Tracker: This is a tool to help teachers track attainment and progression of students from Year 1 to Year 6. The spreadsheets contain all the KNOWLEDGE and WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY learning objectives from the 2014 National Curriculumn, separated into two tabs for each year group. The spreadsheet uses a binary code (1 or 0) to clearly highlight when an objective has been met (or not) by a student. There is also a calculated percentage so teachers can gain a good idea of how much of the curriculum their pupils are achieving (good for hightlighting high achievers as well as low attainers).
A free resource for Year 6 teachers to support the assessment of primary science. These Quick Quizzes can be used in the classroom or for homework tasks to provide an additional opportunity for children to demonstrate their understanding of the Year 6 science topics. There are five Quick Quizzes for Year 6 that link to the curriculum areas: Forces and magnets Light Animals including humans Rocks Plants These resources were previously available on the Leamington Spa Ogden Partnership TES account and were developed by a partnership of ten schools to support their teachers in making assessment decisions with the introduction of the new curriculum. The questions are based on past science SATS questions. We hope that they may be of use to other teachers in their assessment planning, after much feedback we have now included an answer sheet for extra teacher guidance. Thanks to the Ogden Trust for their support in developing this resource to share.
A free resource for Year 5 teachers to support the assessment of primary science. These Quick Quizzes can be used in the classroom or for homework tasks to provide an additional opportunity for children to demonstrate their understanding of the Year 5 science topics. There are five Quick Quizzes for Year 5 that link to the curriculum areas: Animals including humans Earth and space Forces Living things and their habitats Properties and changes of materials These resources were previously available on the Leamington Spa Ogden Partnership TES account and were developed by a partnership of ten schools to support their teachers in making assessment decisions with the introduction of the new curriculum. The questions are based on past science SATS questions. We hope that they may be of use to other teachers in their assessment planning, after much feedback we have now included an answer sheet for extra teacher guidance. Thanks to the Ogden Trust for their support in developing this resource to share.
National Curriculum Science objectives per year group from EYFS to Year 6. Working Scientifically objectives for each Key Stage. Extremely useful when checking coverage as a subject leader. Useful for assessing primary science as a class teacher, checking prior learning and the objectives for your year group. Also includes the objectives for Working Scientifically per key stage.
If your fed up with hunting for decent science assessments for Primary children, or paying well over the odds for them, then look no further. This resource includes twenty-eight different assessments as well as a detailed mark scheme, designed to make marking efficient. Every single Primary science objective (NC 2014) is covered in each of the child friendly tests. Not enough? Well, also included is an excel spreadsheet which has been designed to make tracking progress a breeze. Simply fill in the marks for each child and the spreadsheet will do the rest of the work for you. It will give you a ‘grade’ for each individual objective, a total grade for each science topic and an overall science grade. This method of assessment quickly allows you not just to see individual pupils’ weaknesses, but also weaknesses within the class as a whole and provides the teacher with an excellent evidence base. In this era of tracking without levels, this is an essential resource for all Primary teachers. Please, leave feedback for this amazing resource! ALSO ADDED: Individual assessments for ALL science objectives for ALL year groups are available for purchase as are individual year group, KS1, KS2 or complete Primary packs. Visit my shop – by clicking on my username – to find these great resources + lots more! And if you like these Science Assessments, you will also like my maths assessments – check them out in my shop!
A range of resources from the Forces and motion topic: Introduction to forces Newtons Friction Air resistance Levers gears and pulleys
Primary Science Scheme of Work put together by a Science Lead. Scheme of work includes; Lesson objectives/questions Key questions Key Vocabulary National Curriculum reference This scheme of work has been implemented since September 2019 and has had a very positive impact. Also includes yearly overview and intent statement.
All key science vocabulary from the primary programmes of study defined.
Whole School Science progression document for each topic and each year group. This has been used as part of our Science Curriculum.
Assessment for primary science students A marking scheme will be provided if required without any additional charge. You may request one from email@example.com
All of the science targets for key stage 1, lower key stage 2 and upper key stage 2 in one handy format that can be glued into the front/back of a science book and marked off when the areas are covered. Alternatively, you can use it to keep track of how the class as a whole is progressing, or use it to aid in the differentiation of a task as the targets match up across the columns of ‘working towards’, ‘working at’ and ‘working above’ the expectations. The target assessment sheets can be purchased separately at £1 each, or all three grids can be purchased in this bundle for £2.50 - that way you can use the savings to buy two Freddo bars. Or, you can time travel back to 2005 and buy five Freddo bars.
These were used for primary induction days at my school, includes four fun science lessons which can be used for primary or for end of term fun lessons with year 7’s. Includes Custard balls Flame tests Making microscope slides Rainbow fizz.
A collection of word searches that cover the whole primary science curriculum. Wordsearches included are: Scientists | Rainforests | Units | Branches of science | Clouds | Dinosaurs |Speed | Bones | Wacky Weather | Volcanoes | Electricity | Engineering | Space | Animals | Aircraft | Inventions | Forces | Elements| Light | Plants There are interactive versions of all of these in The Science Brainery