SOLO lesson 5 – year 8 and year 9

At last the catch up begins, while year 7 learnt about the UK’s organisation year 8 looked at the influence of physical geography on population distribution across Kenya. Year 9 compared traditional and modern life in Japan. For both years, the aim was to collect multiple facts the use those to develop writing a the relational stage.

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The element of scale has been emphasised in this unit so that pupils can identify how their answers can take a range of scales into account.

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We modified an exercise from the textbook to make an interactive version pupils could move answers about on the board.

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The groups are becoming more confident at identifying what stage their works at and we are increasingly introducing more peer assessment too.

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This year 9 example shows a perfect match of self and peer assessed levels which was not expected but provided a discussion points part of our recap plenary.

Here are examples of comments from one pupil’s book:

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Self assessment

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Peer assessment – in the next unit we will aim to make this feedback more precise.

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