Most teachers had written key vocabulary on the flip-chart as a memory aid which was constantly referred to and displayed on the wall. Children remembered completely.
Two teachers used knowledge organisers in children’s books as the first page of their topic books and displayed it on the wall. This supported vocabulary, reinforced learning and raised children’s self-efficacy as they experienced success.
Three teachers had encouraged note-taking in lessons. Some children had responded well. Some tried to write down everything, so this needs training.
Two teachers had tried modelling a new skill silently first. This had improved engagement as they were not getting lost in the oracy of the teacher. Working memory was helped.