I made another set of pupil assessment sheets for the new curriculum, but with that added column for pupil self assessment too. This of course may not suit Year 1 or maybe even Year 2, but a TA, or other adult, could check with children at the end of a topic and tick it with them, otherwise stick with the straight teacher sheets.
I feel these assessment sheets will be good to track and assess the basic ‘minimal entitlement’ curriculum that schools need to ‘deliver’ (yuk) but it is up to teachers to spring board from this and really allow the pupils to ask their own questions and follow their own enquires to find answers. If anything, these are a basic coverage tick list to keep track..and not a ‘tick it, science is done list’! (Please no!) I like to think teachers and pupils can comment on all the extra enquires they do in the comment boxes!
Like I said before, I envisage these being in each child’s science book/folder or on card and taken out after/during topics. They could be photocopied and given to the next teacher too and kept as a running science record and also used to report to parents – save all that writing things out again and again!
Do let me know if you spot any errors too!