A Notebook looking at the importance of light in religion, with links to Christian (This Little Light of Mine), Jewish Hannukah and Hindu Diwali songs, ending with instructions for making a Christingle.
this is after several lessons on light sources
brainstorm different festivals we celebrate with light
-> powerpoint file
worksheet - children draw and label festivals - LA have wordmats to help with spelling
I devised this writing assessment system for two reasons - to allow pre-level 1 writing to be assessed at KS1 without recourse to P levels or FSP points (neither of which marry up accurately with levels 1 and above), and to show a clear progression in each aspect of writing as a child moves from sub-level to sub-level.
I created this maths assessment tool to both help teachers to see how each aspect of maths develops as a child progresses through the sub-levels and as a specific assessment tool. Criteria can be ticked and dated as they are met, providing a clear visual picture of where a child is at any one point, and showing the gaps that need filling.
It is based heavily on the criteria devised by the West Sussex Maths Group (2006) (based on the NC statements of attainment), as well as Southwark's maths sub-level guidance.
Lesson for year 8 - differentiated. Lasted two lessons, and included a newspaper article for students to complete.
Students work through different stations: Biblical, archaeological, historical and the shroud of turin