In a Year 5 lesson on Space the children were physically modelling the orbit of the Earth and moon using different sized balls. As they moved the balls they gave a commentary on what was happening, which was then peer assessed for clarity and accuracy. The groups gave advice to each other for how to improve their explanation to ‘become 5* scientists who use scientific vocabulary accurately’.
This exemplifies assessment at Shaw: a clear framework for progression which is shared and used by both staff and pupils, enabling assessment to be used FOR learning.
Year 5, Shaw Primary School, Melkesham