Ginn Science: Year One Resource File
Ginn Science Year One Resource File for teachers was first published in 1988 and revised in 1995 to accommodate the 1995 National Curriculum in England and Wales. The revised file, of over 200 pages, contains full instructions for use of the materials provided to support science throughout Year One in England or Primary Two in Scotland (students aged five to six years). The introduction contains general advice and information about the project and its materials. It has sections on planning, materials needed, equal opportunities, relationships of science with other curriculum areas and charts relating the five skill areas and five content strands to the National Curriculum requirements.
The main section sets out the modules into which each content strand is divided, giving the aims, related Ginn Science materials (students' books, activity support sheets and assessment activities), background information about the activities in the modules, the materials needed and how to introduce the activities, with questions to ask. The file includes suggestions for assessment on a continuous basis of the key ideas and the skills of the module. To help with this there are nine sets of questions to be put orally to the students in groups to assess grasp of content and four sets of activities for assessment of skills. Notes are given about how to interpret students' answers.
• Ourselves and healthy living
Heads and faces
• Other animals and plants
• Materials and their uses
• Energy and forces
Making things move
Floating and sinking
• Earth and space
Soils and stones
• Additional modules
Keeping healthy (Ourselves and healthy living)
Changes (Materials and their uses)
• Activity support sheets: numbers 1 to 20
• Assessment and evaluation
Oral questioning, sets 1 to 9
Assessment activities, sets X, Y and Z
HEALTH and SAFETY
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