Year 1 2021-22
"Learning is a change in long-term memory"
If nothing has changed - nothing has been learned
Key Aspects of Year 1 of our Thinking Schools Journey
- Future Proofing: Becoming a Thinking School helps prepare and future proof our children for 21st (and even 22nd century) life.
- Teacher Knowledge: A Thinking School is built on consistent approaches and underpinned by a common language of learning. During Year 1, staff are developing an understanding of cognitive (brain) science and its role in developing lifelong learning skills.
- Learning about how to Learn (Metacognition): Self awareness and self-regulation are key as emotions and motivation are crucial aspects of learning.
- Retrieval Practice/Intelligent Repetition: Ensuring that key and essential knowledge, skills and vocabulary are given the emphasis and repetition needed for transferral to the long-term memory. Teaching something is not enough - we must ensure that the intended learning for each curriculum subject, actually takes place.
Retrieval Practice & Intelligent Repetition