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Impact

Science Impact

 

  • review objectives at the end of every lesson so children can identify next steps and recap prior to start of next
  • termly input and analysis of Target Tracker
  • In Class Feedback: we understand that effective feedback furthers the progress of children and has to be timely to make an impact. In class feedback is manageable for teachers and accessible to children. We ensure it is as immediate, timely and as specific as possible, allowing the teacher time to focus on individual identified needs. An emphasis on questioning ensures children will gain clear knowledge and understanding of the scientific skills
  • Corrective class discussion: for children to continue progression teachers adapt their planning suitably to ensure time to address arising misconceptions. Small groups or whole class discussions take place the same/ next lesson. The misconceptions may also be addressed through in class marking, conferencing, and verbal feedback.
  • Pre-assessment: children complete retrieval mats so teachers are aware of prior attainment and gaps. These provide starting points for learning.
  • Double Page Spreads - completed at the end of each topic to show knowledge acquired throughout the topic
  • Assessment and Recording in Science: science books consist of evidence ranging from photographs or teacher’s notes where the activity has been one of discussion, research or drama. Teachers assess children’s knowledge, understanding and skills through observations within class and analysis of their written work. As part of our assessment for learning process (and in line with our school’s assessment policy), children receive both verbal and written feedback. Assessment is carried out through pupil voice, book look and lesson participation. At the end of a topic children repeat retrieval mat and answer Big Question.

 

Data supports children achieving and progressing as they move through the school. Data is on track to remain well above the national estimated outcomes in KS2 science sampling data 2018 of 20-22% achieving.

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