St Mary's C of E (Aided) Primary School, Pulborough

Teaching the Curriculum

This term we have been focussing on how we teach the curriculum to ensure that our teaching meets the needs of all learners. These principles are taken from Barak Rosenshine's educational research on 'The Principles of Instruction'.
Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction FAQs. – Philips High School
Long term memory - Retrieval practice has many benefits for memory and motivation
  • Improves long-term retention
  • identifies gaps in knowledge
  • causes pupils to learn more from the next unit of work
  • produces better organisation of knowledge
  • Improves transfer of knowledge to new concepts
  • Provides feedback to teachers
  • Encourages pupils to study
  • Tiered vocabulary approach
  • Pre-teaching of vocabulary