At Coedygof a consistent approach has been adopted for developing pupils’ scientific skills. The subject leader has devised a framework called ‘Gwyddonwych’ (Excel-Sci) which supports the development of one or two specific skills at a time. Each skill has a child friendly logo, e.g. conical flask for choosing equipment and light bulb for prediction, and these visible logos help pupils recognise the skills focus. During science activities a success criteria grid highlights the progression within each skill and through this teachers and teaching assistants develop a shared understanding of progression within each skill. The pupils also self assess their work against the success criteria.
Ysgol Gymraeg Coed Y Gof, Cardiff