Assessment for Learning in English, Mathematics and Science – A brief literature review

A brief literature review of Assessment for Learning in English, Mathematics and Science. According to Hodgen and Askew (2010) the interest in Assessment for Learning in the UK originates in the review by Black and Wiliam, later summarised by Inside the Black Box (Black and Wiliam, 1998). Dann, (2014) comments that more than ten years … More Assessment for Learning in English, Mathematics and Science – A brief literature review

Talking Threes – Three heads are better than one.

During my NQT year I found it a real struggle to facilitate and encourage carpet discussion in my classroom. I found that when asked to ‘turn to your partner’ the children would do one of three things: one child would be overly dominant leaving the other with nothing to say and feeling like they cannot … More Talking Threes – Three heads are better than one.

Trees: Photography

A couple weeks ago I visited an exhibition in Somerset House, The Syngenta Photography Award Exhibition. An exhibition about how, as humans, we have had a significant global influence on the planet. I was particularity struck by an artist called Yan Wang Preston. She photographed trees in an urban environment, focusing on the Chinese tree trade. … More Trees: Photography