As Ofsted is focusing more on the assessment of foundation subjects, you will want to assess your pupils’ ability in science throughout both Key Stages. Using the Sigma Science assessment system, the assessments in knowledge and understanding at the end of each unit, and the ongoing assessment of children’s scientific enquiry skills can be drawn together on our Pupil Assessment Record. This will generate a performance indicator of either ‘emerging’, ‘expected’ or ‘exceeding’, ready to pass on to the next class teacher, or to the child’s new secondary school.
Sigma Science has a comprehensive assessment system for all classes from Year 1 through to Year 6.
If you haven’t used the Sigma Science assessment system for primary science, you can find out more here. If you subscribe to Sigma Science assessment, you can download a useful handbook ‘Using Sigma Science to Assess Attainment in Science’, which explains in more detail how the system works.