At Coedygof pupils only focus on one or two scientific enquiry skills at a time and child friendly logos are provided for each skill. In the chocolate investigation example opposite two logos are shown, a face with a question mark (raising a question for an investigation) and “1 2 3 4” (designing a scientific method).
In this Year 6 piece of work the pupil has used a teacher generated grid to self evaluate one skill ‘Y Dull’ (writing a method). Within the grid the teacher has included 3 statements/criteria for the pupils to consider which match the desired outcomes for attainment at Level 3, 4 and 5. The pupil has evaluated the work as Level 5 (systematic method, working independently) and ticked the first column ‘Fi’ (self). Later the teacher has also reviewed the work (evidenced in red pen) and agreed that L5 is the criteria that best suits the work. The teacher has marked the column Athro (Teacher). These grids were used regularly during scientific tasks.
Ysgol Gymraeg Coed Y Gof, Cardiff
Pic: Yr 6 pupil’s work – chocolate investigation