Our Learning Model

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West Hove Infant School Learning Model

At West Hove Infants all lessons follow our ‘Learning Model’. Our model has been developed over a number of years and is underpinned by extensive educational research.  It is based on Assessment for Learning practices.

Assessment for Learning

“Assessment for learning is the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there.”   Assessment Reform Group, 2002

Assessment for Learning (AfL) is based on the principle that pupils will learn and improve most if they understand the aim of their learning, where they are in relation to this aim and how they can achieve the aim (or close the gap in their knowledge). AfL ensures that pupils know what to do next to improve and move their learning on.

AfL is a collaborative process between teacher and pupils, and pupils and pupils, where learning is the key topic of conversation.

Pupils will also know how they can apply their knowledge and skills in other curriculum areas and contexts and are encouraged to ask questions of themselves and others.

Effective feedback is a key part of AfL alongside peer and self- assessment. Assessing their own work or that of others can help pupils develop their understanding of learning objectives and success criteria. Research has shown that pupils make more progress when they are actively involved in their own learning and assessment.

In these ways, AfL is viewed as a powerful way of raising pupils’ achievement and is viewed as central to effective teaching and learning.

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West Hove Infants Learning Model

Most lessons follow the following format using our interactive whiteboards to support the structure of the lesson. Teachers also use brain breaks/brain gym proactively to re-energise and re-focus children during the lesson. Brain breaks also used to give the children’s brains a little rest by children becoming active and/or thinking about something completely different.