Using children’s ideas to inform planning

We use mind maps to capture children’s ideas and what they would like to investigate.  We find out what the children already know and what questions they have, then use this to inform our planning e.g. Y2 topic of Toys.
As we work through the topic the children can add comments to the map to extend their ideas and see where their learning is going.
Children are encouraged to think independently and generate their own questions which they can then investigate.

Woodley Primary School, Stockport