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History enquiry

A successful afternoon in the admin hut discussing history around Montpelier. After our first meeting a few weeks ago we decided to do pupil interviews regarding their views of history throughout the school, we also looked at the history national curriculum alongside...

Intent and implementation of PSHE

Inquiry focus: To review and evaluate the intent, implementation and impact of the PSHE curriculum. To look at ways to improve the implementation and impact of the PSHE curriculum. "PSHE education gives pupils the knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to keep...

Year 3 and 4 enquiry continued

Today, years 3 and 4 gathered to discuss the range of success criteria strategies that we have been using in the classroom. Year 3 has found that breaking the SC into smaller steps for focus 5 children has had a positive affect on the children’s outcomes as the SC is...

KS1 enquiry

KS1 enquiry: Question: how does exploratory talk help EAL reason in maths?   During our time out we thought about our baseline assessment and how we should test out the different types of talk in the class. We have chosen to focus on EAL. To start this off we...

Journey to success – y3 and 4 enquiry

We met today to continue to discuss our learning enquiry. First we watched an iris recording of a lesson in which Nicola broke down one success criteria, into three manageable steps. This was really beneficial as we got to see how Nicola's practise focused primarily...

EYFS Autumn Enquiry Mid Review

At this meeting we have been reflecting on what we have done so far in our outdoor areas. We have finished our initial surveys and have collated them. We have discussed the Early Excellence visit and selected pictures to show the rest of the team. We have started a...

Reasoning robins come home to roost

What teaching strategies can improve children’s reasoning skills? Research Borthwick and Cross (2018) evaluated several definitions of reasoning and concluded: Reasoning is a subset of thinking… it is about finding reasons...

Effective behaviour for learning NQT training

On 3rd October I attended a training course surrounding behavior for learning. When I went into this course I had the perception that it would be able strategies to curb unwanted behaviour, but it was more about how to prepare children to be the best learners they...

Enhancing learning and progress for pupils with SEND

Last week, I attended a course regarding learning and progress for children with SEN/D. I found it highly beneficial as I gained lots of strategies for children with SEN/D and those without. This included strategies to engage children and make them feel more...

Behaviour for learning- NQT training

Behaviour for learning Last week I attended a training course in fielding primary school about behaviour for learning. I went in to the training with the mind set of being given clear strategies to manage disruptive children in my class. But my the misconception was...

Learning Enquiry: Success Criteria meeting 1

Today, we gathered together to analyse the research that we had found around the importance of success criteria and how it can be purposefully implemented within a lesson. Three quotes that captured our attention were made by Shirley Clarke who stated: “Students will...

KS1 enquiry

We have a high number of children on the SEND register with complex needs and have decided to focus on this group of children with the aim of enabling them to make accelerated progress. After discussion, we decided our area would be targets for English. We made this...

Year 3 and 4 Enquiry Autumn 2018

Enquiry question: How can success criteria be used to accelerate the progress of focus five pupils in writing? School IP focus: 85% of pupils in each year group will make a minimum of expected progress in writing. Actions: Year 3 to feedback on research from...

EYFS Enquiry Autumn 2018

EYFS enquiry question: How can we create an environment where boys can develop their independent writing skills in the outdoor classroom? Actions: Child survery Video clips of outside classroom visit Early Excellence Visit other schools Research creative and...