A shared understanding of what good science looks like

Assessment at Shaw is based on a shared understanding of “what good science looks like”. A clear framework for skills progression (based on Tom Robson’s skills wheels and science stars) supports on-going formative assessment to move the children forward each lesson, but also provides the staff with criteria for making summative assessments.

Science ‘stars’ guidance is displayed on the classroom walls for use by pupils and teachers.

Shaw Primary School, Wiltshire