This is what I have devleloped in my school to halp staff:
CPA Lesson Structures A typical lesson should consist of the following:
1. Explore: Focus Task Let go: Rein in – children are posed a problem to solve independently using prior knowledge or new strategies learnt within the sequence of lessons. After this, children share ideas with class and model and explain themselves. Use of concrete materials needed throughout this part especially. Remember to allow access to concrete materials throughout lesson
2. Structure: Model, question and discuss The teacher will then structure the children’s ideas and then question further to secure and deepen understanding. Further modelling to take place here and another question is given to the children to give them the opportunity to use the new strategies or models taught
3. Journal: Guided Practice Use of guided practice from the text book to allow children to consolidate learning. This is to be done in the maths journals and children can record work using drawings and/or abstract methods learnt. A good opportunity to use the maths talk starters so that children can explain their understanding
4. Reflect: Discuss and challenge Bring the attention back to the whole class and share journal work. What explanations have you used? What examples can we share with each other? Why have you used that method…?
5. Practice: Workbook Consolidation of lesson allowing more practice to take place.
