TAPS Transition: building a curriculum bridge
Sharon Heath from Trinity Primary and Maggie Beggs from Malmesbury Secondary worked together on an ENTHUSE project, which allowed for sustained interaction and visits. As part of their work they looked at progression in Working Scientifically (see link below) and compared vocabulary and recording in science.
They have also been exploring the use of the TAPS Focused Assessment approach, developing a transition activity called ‘Formula 1 margarine tubs’ whereby children investigate the effect of mass on distance moved. They found that mixed Year 6 (age 10-11) and Year 7 (age 11-12) groups recording in ‘floorbooks’ encouraged all students to contribute to planning and recording (with a different coloured pen for each, so that individual contributions could be identified).
Further information about the TAPS Transition project can be found here.