How is our intent implemented in the classroom?
All learning will start with revisiting prior knowledge and making meaningful connections. Staff will model explicitly the subject-specific vocabulary, knowledge and skills relevant to the learning to allow them to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts. Teachers will use images and models to enhance learning.
Consistent learning walls in every classroom provide constant scaffolding for children. Subject specific vocabulary is displayed on displays along with key facts, questions and model exemplars of the work being taught.
Curriculum quizzes are used to review the learning and check that children know more and remember more.
Design and Technology assessment is ongoing throughout the relevant cross-curricular themes to inform teachers with their planning for lesson activities and differentiation. Summative assessment is completed at the end of each topic where design and technology objectives have been covered.
Our designers will be given a variety of experiences, both in and out of the classroom, where they are able to create memorable learning opportunities to further support and develop their understanding.