At Longton Primary School, in line with our curriculum intent, we have developed a foundation subject tracking system. It will capture our ongoing assessments of each child showing us how well our curriculum is being implemented as well as how our children are progressing through the curriculum and the impact it has on their learning. It will enable teachers to plan subsequent learning opportunities so that individual needs are met and children can make progress towards the end of year expectations. Judgements relating to end of year expectations will be made at the end of the academic year and shared with parents.
There are 2 main areas of science asessesment, Scientific Knowledge and Working Scientifically, these are assessed separately by teachers.
Scientific knowledge is concerned with the facts that are known by the children.
Working Scientifically skills consists of, exploring and observing, grouping and classifying, questioning, research, planning and testing, presenting and interpreting results, using equipment and measures.