Pre and post assessments

Teachers find out what the children know at the start and the end of the topic. This helps to pitch the lessons and also clearly demonstrates progress. For example, in a year 1 group discussion about animals, at the beginning of the topic the children knew little about amphibians or invertebrates. By the end of the unit, the children could name animals in these groups and describe some of their features.

Year 1, Shaw Primary School, Melksham