Lesson organisation varies according to the subject or topic being taught. During the week children take part in whole class, group and individual work. Our staff are experts in deciding upon the most effective teaching strategies for the children in their class in order to achieve the objectives of the lesson. These include:
- teaching the whole class;
- working in groups determined by ability or friendship
- “rotating” groups, where children move between a range of activities requiring different levels of teacher support
- individual work, when a child needs additional teacher/adult support to complete a task or extension work to develop particular skills or knowledge
Childrens’ understanding is continually assessed by the class teacher. This may be done through written work, drawing, speaking, observation, play and discussion.
These “formative” (informal) assessments help the teachers to plan follow-up, extension or consolidation activities for the children.