This is an observation from a grammar lesson where the children were learning about compound sentences and how to form them. The children really enjoyed the hook which was conjunction tennis which immediately got them involved in the lesson. There was an appropriate level of differentiation within the lesson that was suited to all different groups of children. Key strengths include being able to set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions and also knowing when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively.
Areas for improvement:
- Modelling to the children
- A way to get all children’s attention quickly
- Pre-assessment of what the class already know