Probably like many other experienced Key Stage 1 teachers, I had reached a point in my career where assessment was almost second nature. I could look at a piece of writing and quickly and confidently judge it as a Level 2b, 1a or 3.
As it rolls around to this time of year, it certainly seems to be the case that our souls need to be saved from the classroom! The countdown is well and truly on until the Christmas holidays. Personally, I am finding it a slog at the moment with extra-curricular things that are going on around the school, as well as data that needs to be collated and logged and observations taking place…but the end is in sight! We will get there!
BP has launched the Ultimate STEM Challenge, a competition in partnership with the Science Museum and STEMNET. This year, students aged 11-14 across the UK are being challenged to use their STEM skills to develop energy efficient solutions to real-world challenges and compete for some exciting prizes! Deadline for submissions is 15 January 2016.