Teachers make provision for thinking time

Teachers can support pupils in their learning by providing time for pupils to reflect on and assess their own work. In this example at Nursery, pupils were learning about suitable materials to make a shelter for Incy Wincy. The pupils had worked with the teacher to generate success criteria for this. After the pupils had designed their shelter the teacher supported the children in assessing how suitable their shelter was. The pupils looked to see if firstly they could fit Incy in the shelter, next to see if the material was waterproof and finally to see if there were any holes. After this test the teacher supported the children in reflecting against the previously generated success criteria.

Link to Incy spider task

Nursery, Tongwynlais Primary, Cardiff