With the New Curriculum in force and Levels gone I have taken it upon myself to create a new assessment grid for Science. It works the same way as an APP grid. It also includes the Working Scientifically criteria. Like the New Curriculum, each assessment grid has been grouped into age ranges, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Rather than Levels, which I know OFSTED are dead against, I have gone with 'Stages' which admittedly is essentially the same thing as Levels, but by a different name, Having tested these myself I know that these grids are handy assessment tools, with simple highlighting needed, with dates, to show how well each child has done.
A quiz that can be used at any time of the year, but created for World Book Day 2015. The quiz can be used in lessons and completed individually or in teams, in form time, whole-school or across year groups ... any variation will work. It contains questions that will appeal to all year groups and not exclusively just to pupils who read.<br />
The pack contains a Powerpoint (and PDF version) file called 'Book Quiz WBD 2015' that can be used by the teacher to guide a class through the quiz. There is a file called 'Quiz answer Sheet - Student' for pupils to complete and one called 'Quiz Answer Sheet - Teacher' which has all of the correct answers added. These are uploaded as Word and PDF files. A file called 'Image Credits' has the full credits for all the Creative Commons images used.
Engaging, fun and challenging complete lesson that teaches and rehearses demarcating sentences with question marks, exclamation marks and full stops. Children learn about each punctuation mark and the importance of adding punctuation at the end of sentences, identifying which punctuation to use. They then work through 4 activities designed to develop their understanding using different skills. They identify, create and explain, with the more able going on to a challenging extension activity. There is also a fun activity in there too that your class will love. Self/peer-assessment plenary is also included to really help cement the learning in their minds and potentially make marking easier for you too. Aimed at KS1, but can be used for KS2 and SEN or EAL children. Teachers' notes and answers included.
This fantastic, fun, challenging, cross-curricula lesson is packed with learning and has elements of: computing, history, writing and speaking and listening, built into a lesson centred around independent learning and research. Children will be using and applying the historical learning they acquire creatively, as they work through the challenges of the lesson. An optional competitive element, combined with the fun of potentially becoming a Time Detective (and earning a Time Detective badge) create added motivation and increased engagement towards the learning. Children research in a holistic way building up a bigger picture of life the time period and then present their creations providing you with an assessment opportunity and a chance to decide the winners. The lesson ideal for either the beginning, middle or end of a history topic or unit. Can be done in an hour but better over two, contains starter and plenary. Made for KS2 but accessible to more able KS1 and less able KS3