At Sandycroft we believe that the purpose of embedding AFL (assessment for learning) strategies into our planning is to raise standards for learning. By embedding AFL strategies into our day to day activities we encourage our children to become independent, reflective and responsible learners who are confident, fully engaged and motivated in their learning and feel safe to take risk.
Here are some of the AFL strategies used in our department.
At Sandycroft we encourage the children to think in a different way by giving the children opportunities to develop their ability to give reasons and ask questions. The term 'thinking skills' refers to human capacity to think in conscious ways such as remembering, questioning, forming concepts, planning, reasoning, imagining, solving problems, making decisions and judgements.
The photographs below show examples of how we have used some of the thinking skills in Year 5 and 6.