Visualiser stops were a regular feature and children want to find improvements. Apple TV had been used as a quick way to share. Children’s confidence had increased. Children need to be aware of what a good one looks like and how to meet the success criteria. The ethos is very collaborative – a supportive learning environment.
Cooperative improvement can be difficult for younger children, especially if they can’t yet read or are too egocentric. Lots of scaffolding is needed and training. Having one book on top of the other works well. Teachers had moved away from a focus on presentation. Verbal feedback was a key focus.
Using a blue pen for improvements had given clear evidence in books and made children aware of their next steps. Some children find reading any comments in their books difficult so small group feedback had been more effective. Parents are more aware of targets and can help at home. Children are regularly asked what their target is and they know how they need to improve.
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