How to use this exemplar to improve practice
This video along with reflective questions invite you to consider the impact of your own approach to planning learning. Watch the video and consider, individually or as a team, the following improvement questions:
- When you are planning for learning to what extent do you also focus on the wider development of skills for learning, life and work? Are you able to identify what those wider skills are? Do you plan in isolation or work with colleagues from across curriculum areas?
- Is engagement with parents and carers part of your planning process? How well do they understand, for example, approaches to literacy and numeracy in a curricular context? What kind of support could be provided to them to support better understanding?
- How could digital technologies be used to support approaches to literacy and numeracy within the Sciences?
Explore this exemplar:
What was done?
A focus was placed on ensuring that, at all levels in the sciences, pupils were enaged in collaborative working, experimentation and problem solving.
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What brought about the change?
There was a desire on the part of the headteacher to ensure that skills for learning, life and work, including literacy and numeracy, were embedded in the sciences curriculum.
What was the impact?
An approach to embedding experimentation and problem solving in science across levels has supported literacy and numeracy skills and motivated learners.