Reflective Wheel

To ensure that children were able to reflect on their learning within my lessons within my Year 3 placement, I trialled numerous of techniques. However, I found this was the most effective.

How the reflected wheel worked:

Step 1: place paper clip in the centre of the wheel with pencil inside.

Step 2: flick the pencil so that it spins.

Step 3: answer the question your pencil lands on to your partner.

Step 4: your partner tells you whether you are right or wrong and EXPLAINS WHY.

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I thought this was an effective use of reflection throughout my lesson, and it allowed the children to gain an understanding as to where they need to try and improve their knowledge. However, the nature of the wheel allowed the children to not notice they were identifying this as it gave the feel of a game.

Additionally, this allowed me to observe children and their answers for formative assessment.


6 – make sure you make use of formative/summative assessment to secure pupils progress.

2 – encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.



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