The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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More Able Children

We also feel that more able children need additional challenges to fully realise their potential. Their progress from their starting point is carefully tracked in our termly pupil progress meetings.

 Additional support is given to extend those children who are doing particularly well in their class work or who are showing that they are working well above age appropriate expectations.

'Quality First Teaching' enables a strong level of differentiation. Staff understand that there are different 'layers of learning' and pick the appropriate level for the needs of the child. More able children should be working at the applying and analysing and creating and evaluating levels. This will enable them to reach greater depth.

Layers of Learning

Differentiation of work in classes is linked closely to Blooms Taxonomy which identifies layers of learning.

  1. Engaging with learning:

Hook, Opening, Inspiration, Engagement, Starter, Warm up.

  • Understanding and Remembering:

Listen, Locate, Match, Label, Name, Observe, State, Tell, What, Where, When, Who, Repeat, Identify, Discuss, Estimate, Explain, Demonstrate, Interpret, Outline, Predict, Restate, Summarise, Illustrate, Infer.

  • Applying and Analysing:

Apply, Calculate, Choose, Classify, Research, Categorise, Demonstrate, Experiment, Group, Link, Make use of, Organise, Perform, Plan, Practice, Analyse, Arrange, Choose, Discover, Distinguish, Examine, Find, Group, Investigate, Compare, Test, Simplify.

4.Creating and Evaluating:

Adapt, Add to, Build, Change, Combine, Compile, Compose, Construct, Create, Design, Develop, Devise, Write, Estimate, Imagine, Invent, Make up, Modify, Plan, Predict, Produce, Solve, Visualise, Appraise, Evaluate, Assess, Compare, Choose, Justify, Judge, Measure, Persuade, Recommend, Test, Validate, Vote

More able provision

Recently, some Year 5 and 6 children attended an Able Writers workshop at school where they worked with an author for the day. 

We have also hosted an Able Mathematicians afternoon at Lynsted and Norton school, where children from two other schools joined us to take part in mathematical challenges.