Imensions and Diversity in Primary Science

Assignment
Title of assignment Dimensions and Diversity in Primary Science
Number of words 1000

Detail of tasks:
1.Assignment
” Scrutinise the completed lesson plan given
” Identify the concepts and skills being addressed and link to the N.C. for science.
” Suggest a N.C. level for intended outcomes.
” Redesign the lesson to provide for improved inclusion of a  named group . This can be drawn from the broadest spectrum of educational special needs.
” You should include a brief rationale to explain and justify your adapted lesson plan.


Criteria for assessment
Assignment:
” Accurate identification of the concepts and skills addressed in the lesson plan accurately linked to N.C for science, including level of intended learning outcomes,
” Clear understanding of  special needs of named group
” Quality of lesson plan for  named group of children,
” Rationale for adaptations made to lesson plan,
” Evidence of research referenced in text and included in reference list, *
” Structure and presentation, *
” An appropriate standard of literacy for one who is to teach others. *


* Ensure your essay is word-processed using double spacing. Your assignment should be paginated.

Criteria for assessment checklist
The following checklist is intended to help you to ensure that you have met the criteria for assessment and to complete your personal assessment. You are expected to submit the checklist with your assignment.

Have you addressed each of the issues listed below?
Do not tick the box until you feel you have considered each point. A completed assignment will allow you to tick each box!
Tick
” Accurate identification of the concepts and skills addressed in the lesson plan accurately linked to N.C for science, including level of intended learning outcomes,
” N.C. level for intended outcomes ascribed.
” Understanding of  special needs of named group
” A  quality lesson plan to provide or  named group,
” Rationale for adaptations made to lesson plan,
” Evidence of research to support assignment, correctly referenced within text and included in reference list
” Quality of assignment with regard to structure and presentation,
” Double spacing,
” Pagination
” Use of Standard English, appropriate for one who is to teach,
” Spell checker used,
” Proof read

Look at the Year 3 lesson plan provided on teeth
Using the National Curriculum, identify the concepts (scientific understanding) and skills (scientific enquiry / process skills) that the lesson is addressing.
In the relevant box (reference to documents) in the lesson plan you must reference the areas from the Programme of Study that are being studied. ie KS1 Sc3 1b (an example for materials
In the  levels box of the lesson plan, give a suggested level for the intended outcome (within the rationale you should also justify why you have given this level  only a few sentences are required)
Choose a specific area of educational special needs Gifted and Talented.
You must now alter the lesson plan so that you provide for improved inclusion of the child with this special educational need
Any alterations should be made to the template and brought to out attention by highlighting, writing in italics, etc
You do not need to make any other alterations ie you do not need to differentiate the lesson for the whole class, only for your named group.
The rationale must include the difficulties your named special needs group face accessing certain areas of the curriculum.
More importantly it must justify why you have made the alterations in light of their identified needs.

Explanation of needs of named  group Gifted and Talented focuses on how needs affect learning of science. (Rationale)

Explanation of how changes made will help address issues identified. (Rationale)

Argument supported by a range of relevant texts which are correctly referenced. References are listed in the correct format at the end of the assignment. (Rationale)

Quality of lesson plan for  named group Gifted and Talented of children including revised reference to N.C. and level of intended learning outcomes if appropriate.

Accurate identification of the concepts and skills addressed in the lesson plan accurately linked to N.C for science, including level of intended learning outcomes.

Please change this sentence in the same way you have changed the content of the lesson plan, i.e. colour, font, highlighter.
Name: Date: Class: year 3 (1.5 hours)
Curriculum focus:
Science  Teeth and eating
Previous learning:
Children have learned that
” What they eat is important for keeping healthy
” To recognise a range of different foods
” That different animals have different diets
Learning Objective(s):
Children should learn
” that humans have teeth  molars for chewing, canines for tearing, incisors for cutting and that teeth help us to eat,
” that the shape of teeth makes them suitable for different purposes.
” to make observations and comparisons of different teeth, identifying important features. Success Criteria:
Children can
” explain why it is important to look after teeth
” identify three types of teeth,
” explain the function of teeth.
Reference to documents:


Cross curricular links: ICT application:

Vocabulary: teeth, incisor, molar, canine, gum, root, filling, decay, words associated with function of teeth  biting, tearing, chewing
Teacher Input:
Introduce area of study to children:
Ask children to give a big smile to the person sitting next to them.

Focus on teeth

Explain activities to children.
Key Questions
What can you see now your friend is smiling at you?
Why do we have teeth?
Activities:
1. Children to observe their teeth using tongue and mirrors.

2. Children to record their teeth noting shape, number, gaps, fillings

3. Children to compare their findings with others at table.

4. Children to take one item from selection of food at their table. Use teeth to  break up a small piece. Children to note which teeth they use. Repeat with different food.

5. Children to study pictures of different animals teeth.

Key Questions
Count your teeth.
How many gaps are there between your teeth?
Do you have any fillings in you teeth?
Are you teeth all the same shape?
Why do you think your teeth are different shapes?

Which teeth are you using to & ..

What does the shape of the animals teeth tell us about what they eat?

Plenary:
Show children samples / models of different types of teeth


Explain to children that next week we will be thinking about how to take care of our teeth and that they will need to bring their toothbrushes to school.

Key Questions
What can you tell me about the teeth?
Do you have any teeth like these?
Why do you think your molars a flat and bumpy?


Planned use of other adults:


Resources:
Models of teeth / real teeth, small mirrors for examining teeth, secondary sources e.g. reference books, CD-ROMs, selection of food for biting, tearing, chewing

Health & Safety:


Please note that this lesson plan has been adapted from the QCA unit 3A. It is NOT intended for use in schools as it has many omissions. It is your task to complete and re-write for your chosen  named group