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Retrieval Mats

These retrieval mats cover the key knowledge and concepts for the topic. They could be used at a distance from learning as a form of assessment. Alternatively, they could be snipped into individual tasks and used as lesson starters. Retrieval practice should be quick, so these could provide a low stakes opportunity for retrieval.

Odd One Out

Based on the work of Allan Paivio, Dual Coding suggests that combining pictures and words helps us learn and remember this information better than if we were to use images or words alone. These sheets are mapped out for Y1-6 History topics and are vocabulary rich. They could be snipped individually and used at the start of a lesson to prompt discussion and research opportunities. They could be revisited as a retrieval task the following lesson to see how much children have remembered.

My First Thoughts

These sheets can be printed onto A3 paper and used at the beginning of a topic for children to record things they know. It could be used as a form of pre assessment. Over the course of the lesson sequence, the pupil’s schemas will develop and children can add information to their maps in different colours.

All resources are available with an individual membership for £20 annually. £5 from each membership is donated to your choice of Young Minds or the Education Endowment Foundation Coronavirus Appeal. Download some examples below or request a free personalised pack by emailing contact@plentythink.co.uk