3

1

Keywords:

shape properties

tangrams

Students draw lines on shapes to show how they have been constructed from four smaller shapes.

3

1

Keywords:

shape properties

tangrams

Students draw lines on shapes to show how they have been constructed from four smaller shapes.

3

4

1

Keywords:

shape properties

tangrams

Students draw lines on shapes to show how they have been constructed from four smaller shapes.

2

2

Keywords:

addition

additive identity

inverse

properties of zero

subtraction

Students use number properties to solve problems without calculating.

5

0

Keywords:

algebraic expressions

arrays

linear equations

problem solving

Students complete 3 x 3 addition arrays by using whole numbers and algebraic expressions.

4

1

Keywords:

linear equations

money

spending

Students solve algebraic problems about the cost of oranges and lemons and how many of each fruit is purchased for a given cost.

2

8

Keywords:

money

problem solving

Students work out the smallest and largest amounts of coins and notes in a piggy bank from statements about the number and type of money.

5

4

Keywords:

argument

debating

ideas

sentence structure

Students write arguments for and against school rules.

5

0

Keywords:

changes

fair testing

iron

rust

Students look at two diagrams. The first shows iron nails in test tubes with boiled water or tap water, the second shows iron nails with moisture either present or absent. Students answer five questions about these investigations.

4

5

1

Keywords:

algebraic expressions

linear equations

number patterns

Students answer two questions about exercise times for an incrementing fitness programme. They identify an expression relating time exercised to the number of weeks on the programme, and explain why this pattern couldn't continue indefinitely.

2

3

4

5

3

Keywords:

changes

gas

group assessment

liquid

solid

states of matter

water

Task: Select which state of water applies to a list of places where water can be found. Assessment focus: states of water.

5

0

Keywords:

identification

metals

properties

Students outline a test they could do to show if a substance is a metal or not.

5

1

Keywords:

acids

alkalis

classification

indicators

investigation

practical

properties

This practical task has two parts. The first part of this practical requires students to observe the effects of different indicators on different substances. Students use these results to identify if some other substances are acid, alkali, or neutral.

5

0

Keywords:

chemical change

interpretation

investigation

pattern seeking

practical

This practical task consists of two parts. Students test various substances with hydrochloric acid, iodine solution, and universal indicator, and then complete a table with their observations. The second part requires students to identify four unknown solids using their tests and results from part one.

5

0

Keywords:

changes of matter

fair testing

freezing

planning investigations

Task: Plan a fair test to see if adding salt water to water affects how long it takes to freeze. Assessment focus: managing variables.

4

5

0

Keywords:

graph construction

graph interpretation

nutrition

strip graphs

For this practical task students construct a composite strip graph of the nutrient groups found in three different food products.

5

1

Keywords:

detergents

evaluation

fair testing

investigation

properties

society

variables

Students outline four ways of improving a given plan for an investigation to make it a fair test.

5

2

Keywords:

acid-base reactions

changes

chemical properties

neutralisation

properties

smell

society

Students consider the potential for chemical change when a range of everyday substances are mixed. They use logical reasoning to work out the consequences of four pairs of reactions.

3

2

Keywords:

key competencies

matching

paper

properties

self assessment

vocabulary

Task: Match everyday terms about properties with their meanings. Use their understanding about properties of paper and their uses to justify appropriate questions to investigate. Assessment focus: asking questions about paper properties.

3

2

Keywords:

classification

group assessment

observation

peer assessment

physical properties

plastics

properties

science capabilities

self assessment

Task: Create, use and identify ‘rules’ based on observable and/or measurable physical properties of common plastics. Assessment focus: classifying & identifying.

5

0

Keywords:

functional rules

linear equations

problem solving

spatial patterns

Students respond to questions about the relationship between diagonals, triangles and polygons; then write a rule to describe the pattern.

2

6

Keywords:

description

interpretation

structure and language

vocabulary

Students create a vignette with a focus on writing that is brief, descriptive, and set in one point in time. They should not be concerned with plot. As the emphasis is on quality rather than quantity, students need to show a controlled and elegant skill in writing, and to use figurative language to 'show' rather than 'tell'.

3

3

Keywords:

problem solving

Students use problem-solving strategies to work out how to carry two men and two children across a river using one canoe. Students record their solution on a sheet provided.

2

5

Keywords:

adjectives

description

vocabulary

This resource provides information on students’ ability to write a string of adjectives in the correct order.

3

5

Keywords:

information skills

instructions

mind map

sentence structure

sentences

Students use the ideas from a brainstorm to write six sentences about caring for pets.

3

5

Keywords:

centre of gravity

explanations

flight

forces

key competencies

observations

physical inquiry

predict-observe-explain

predictions

Task: Predict, observe and explain what will happen when a balloon containing another balloon filled with water is thrown. Assessment focus: making and explaining predictions and observations.