Challenging More Able Children

At Burstow Primary School all pupils are challenged. Learning sequences are carefully planned and resourced to ensure all pupils are given opportunities to develop new skills and deepen their understanding in a variety of ways. Variation is a fundamental aspect of teaching and learning and through making links, pupils are able to explain their ideas more clearly, apply their learning in a variety of contexts and ultimately have a deeper, more secure understanding.

All pupils know that challenge is the key to successful learning and making mistakes is vital if learning is to take place. Pupils are able to identify the stage of their learning and move onto further challenge when they are ready. Higher skilled pupils are expected to develop higher order skills such as evaluating, generalising, reflecting, creating, proving true/false, generating and predicting while their extend their learning.