News and Events Articles

One column layout

19 November 2020

Making learning visible

Its good to talk

As one of our whole school targets for this year is making learning visible, it is important that we share with you an acronym which highlights key principles in our teaching and learning, called C.O.D.E, standing for: Challenge, Ownership, Dialogue and Engagement. These principles have been developed to ensure a common language and framework around lesson creation and maximising pupils learning and outcomes. Each year we focus on one of these four areas, with this year being ‘Dialogue.’

Getting pupils conversing with each other in lessons is vital so that we may elicit what pupils are thinking. The talking and discussion in lessons is instrumental in the development of academic vocabulary for all pupils. Instructional conversations and higher-order questioning are critical elements in laying the foundations of meaningful learning.

As teachers, our role is to vary how we question, answer, introduce a learning objective and structure talk in our lessons so that pupils are continuously challenged. We want our pupils to become problem solvers, with the ability to overcome foreseeable challenges. Therefore, providing an environment where pupils are willing to engage in meaningful conversation gives them the platform to communicate their ideas.

Thinking about what they are thinking and questioning their ideas gives way to higher-order thinking which further extends pupils understanding and learning. Getting this right in the classroom is crucial and gives us, the teachers, the visibility we need to see what the pupils are thinking and how they are tackling problems through dialogue in the classroom. From this, we can ensure each pupil is constantly challenged and that they are making outstanding progress – a focus that we as a whole school are always looking to achieve.

Mrs K McDonald

 

News

  • Upper school pupils enter problem-solving competition

    02 December 2020

    Upper school pupils enter problem-solving competition

    Pupils in Year 5 – 8  took part in the online Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, designed to get students excited about computing and computatio...

  • Pupils come together for ClImate Of Change

    02 December 2020

    Pupils come together for Climate Of Change

    The Big Draw Festival is a worldwide annual celebration of drawing. This prestigious festival consists of thousands of creative community events, acti...

  • Cross country race reveals talented runners

    02 December 2020

    Cross country race reveals talented runners

    Recently, the boys and girls from Year’s 4 to 8 competed their termly X Country run based in Battersea Park.

  • ISA recognises pupils talent in art

    02 December 2020

    ISA recognises pupils' talent in art

    Pupils at The Hampshire School Chelsea scooped first prize in the ISA Regional Art Award this week. The Awards are held annually as an opportunity to ...

  • Revolting Romans in Year 4

    02 December 2020

    Revolting Romans in Year 4

    This term Year 4 have been delving into the gory and exciting historical period of the Roman invasion of Britain. They used our text ‘Revolt Against t...

  • Granny Claris delights drama pupils

    19 November 2020

    Granny Claris delights drama pupils

    An old lady is charming drama pupils at the school. She is none other than Granny Claris, a character played by the school's Drama Teacher Miss King.

Click here to view our news archive
Two column layout

 

The Hampshire School Chelsea

15 Manresa Road, Chelsea
London, SW3 6NB

Tel: +44[0] 207 352 7077
Admissions: admissions@thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk
Enquiries: info@thehampshireschoolchelsea.co.uk