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ERIC Number: EJ977680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Extending the Skills of Younger Children
Cusack, Sue
Primary Science, n121 p34-37 Jan 2012
Following the recent publication of "Successful science" by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted, 2011), which is an evaluation of science education in England over a 3-year period, the author wondered at the some of the findings. There is an emphasis on scientific enquiry and why was this so? Obviously there are many factors, but even in the author's own local authority it had been noted that, while many children were reaching the expected level 2, the level 3s at the end of key stage 1 (year 2, ages 6 and 7) were fewer than previously and fewer than they had hoped for. This got her thinking, and, while her ideas and tips may not be new, they certainly struck some chords with other year 2 teachers on a recent training session. In this article the author, who is a leading science teacher, describes how she helps 6- and 7-year-olds attain higher levels in science assessment. (Contains 3 figures, 2 boxes, and 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)