Teachers plan to elicit children’s ideas

At Marlborough Primary, teachers use a variety of methods to elicit prior thinking, which will then inform their teaching. In the first example hoops have been used by Year 4 pupils to create a Venn diagram to show knowledge of different types of forces. In the second example Year 4 pupils demonstrated their understanding by sticking internal organs within a drawn outline of a human body. The teacher was able to identify any scientific misconceptions and build on the pupil’s understanding to progress their learning.

Year 4, Marlborough Primary, Cardiff