Here at Richmond Park School, the children are actively involved with AFL. At the beginning of any new unit of study, the teacher and student will work together to establish what she or he already knows about the topic. This ensures that gaps in the children's learning and any misconceptions are identified. It also means that the teacher can identify what the children want to know about the topic and plan around their needs.
As the unit progresses, the teacher and student work together to assess the student’s knowledge, what she or he needs to do to improve and extend this knowledge, and how the student can best get to that point. Assessment for learning occurs at all stages of the learning process.
Various tools and strategies are used along this learning journey, such as think pair share, traffic lighting, hotseating, thinking walls, etc.
Please take a look at the pictures below to see some of these strategies in action within our classes.