The ‘Magpie’ strategy is used in Year 5 at Tongwynlais. The teacher will ask the class what is going well, and the pupils will make suggestions, the other pupils can then use their peers’ ideas within their work. In this example the lesson applied science and technology skills to make a marble run. These pupils had successfully used bendy straws to make a curved path, whereas other pupils had struggled to curve their paths. The teacher asked these pupils to show what had worked well and other pupils were then able to improve their work.
Year 5, Tongwynlais Primary, Cardiff