Here is an overview of the meaning and values behind each section. If you need further information, click Show Info when editing a section.
Of course, you can change most headings and use the sections for whatever you wish if this doesn’t suit how you plan!
Big Picture is the broader context or background of your lesson.
• How will this lesson fit into your wider scheme of work or topic?
• What prior knowledge are pupils coming to the lesson with already? (e.g. from a previous lesson)
• What links have you made, or can you make, between this and other learning events?
These are the goals for your lesson. Rather than only focusing on what your students will do, note why the learning matters.
• What are the main goals of this lesson?
• Why will this learning help my students?
• What criteria will I use to measure the success of this lesson?
What will stick in pupils' minds after your lesson, and how will you make it stick?
• What is the most important point in your lesson that you need students to learn?
• What key skill, knowledge or understanding should students grasp by the end of the lesson?
Differentiation means 'changing how you teach to reach all learners in your class'.
• What are the groups in your class? Will they respond better to particular approaches or teaching styles?
• Have you identified any potential barriers to learning? If so, how might you overcome these?
Assessment for Learning (AfL) is really all about questions.
• What AfL strategies or techniques will you use? (e.g. Pose, Pause, Pounce, Bounce)
• What key questions will help your pupils learn and develop a deeper understanding?
• How will formative assessment happen?
The Add More sections allow you to choose what you want to include in your lesson plans.
We won't be prescriptive and tell you what to put in these three sections, but we have included a few suggestions to give you some ideas.
Open the info when editing if you need some more!
Learning Episode sections are simply a visual cue to help you map out the stages of your lesson, and the learning focus at each.
• What is the sequence of this lesson?
• How will the lesson start/end?
• Will the learning activities be teacher-led or student-led?