June 17th 2016

It is close to the end of the academic year now; it has been a particularly difficult one with the introduction of new tests for Year 2 and Year 6 and for some schools, an externally assessed science test for Year 6.

You will have been assessing your children throughout both Key Stages and more than likely assessing your pupils’ ability in science. If you are 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.