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As the Bell Goes: Audio Reflections - Lorraine Vardy

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Created on 17 May 2010 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 08 September 2011 by ncetm_administrator
As the bell goes: Audio reflections

Teacher - Lorraine Vardy

Lorraine is a primary school teacher at Broadway Junior School.
Audio Reflections by Lorraine
  • Basic Skills
    Lorraine describes the importance of ensuring that the basic skills are secure with children before moving on
  • Mental Maths
    Lorraine describes the use of a game as assessment tool and the importance on mathematical language
  • Mental Strategies
    Lorraine details the use of recording sheets to record children’s knowledge of rapid recall targets which form whole school curriculum targets – in this case multiplication and division facts
  • SEN Number
    Lorraine discusses the need to ensure appropriate pitch of a lesson and the difficulties which sometimes arise at the beginning of a year when information regarding the children’s abilities is limited
  • Talk
    Lorraine discusses how important talk within the class is and how sometimes stipulating how neat work must be can sometimes stop or slow the flow of thinking and in turn cap learning
  • Whiteboards
    Lorraine discusses the use of individual whiteboards the surprises which can arise relating to children's self-confidence
  • Written Strategies
    Lorraine discusses the problems which can arise with SEN children when introducing various written strategies
  • Written Strategies 2
    Linking to the previous clip on how children can become easily confused with various strategies for written methods, Lorraine discusses the use of a number line for subtraction.


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