Lesson Elements

Wiliam cites three ‘levels’ of curriculum: the intended, the implemented and the enacted. As well as setting out the intended curriculum through our knowledge organisers, and the implemented curriculum through our work booklets, lesson plans and slides, we have also set out a number of ‘lesson elements’ which appear throughout each unit. Teachers can be trained and coached in each element, which included disciplinary skills as well as techniques aimed at enhancing long term retention of substantive knowledge.

We have created 12 'lesson elements' which appear throughout each unit. These tasks are designed to make sure pupils think hard about what we want the to remember and understand. The icons mean that both pupils and teachers can quickly recognise what they are expected to do. The different tasks means that lessons are varied, and pupils engage with the content in a number of ways.                                       

Subscribers can see examples of each of these twelve elements in our Primary and  Secondary classrooms in a series of short films, which can be used for training staff. One example, for Everybody Reads in Primary can be found here: 


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