Our curriculum is designed to ensure students are engaged, enthused and intrigued but we don’t leave long-term learning to chance!
How do we make sure our students remember?
Every lesson at Hurworth students are expected to:
- Unlock previous knowledge learned through a variety of tasks. For example: a quiz.
- Learn the key non-negotiable knowledge for that particular lesson, which builds upon previous knowledge gained.
- Lock in their newly learned knowledge to transfer the information into their long-term memory so it is not forgotten.
Knowing more and remembering more
“The act of recalling learned information from memory. Every time that information is retrieved (or unlocked), it changes the original memory to make it stronger.” Kate Jones.
We use retrieval strategies to not only make sure our key knowledge is locked into our students’ long-term memory but also that they can unlock it when needed.
Here are some examples of our most popular strategies:
Click on the images below to find out how to help your child use these strategies at home.