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At Hill House we believe learning is collaborative. Teachers work with pupils to create lessons that are dynamic, exciting and promote deep learning. We believe in helping our learners reach independence and encourage them to always strive for excellence. We believe pupils should be encouraged to take responsibility, embrace risks, persevere, enjoy challenges and above all love learning.

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  • From A to B

    Published 16/05/19

    From A to B: Pupils make their way from A to B by answering questions. Thanks to @jmosley_history for the idea

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  • Spin A Question

    Published 15/05/19

    Spin A Question: Spin your pen + answer the question, after 4 minutes check your answers. Swap spinners and repeat. 

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  • Plickers

    Published 15/05/19

    Plickers: A fantastic real-time tool for formative assessment.

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  • Retrieval Grids

    Published 14/05/19

    Retrieval Grids: Answer questions from memory, how many points can you gain? With thanks to @87History for the idea and @ICTEvangelist for the free downloadable resources 

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  • Keyword Scrabble

    Published 12/05/19

    Keyword Scrabble: Using Scrabble letters (and allocated numbers), challenge pupils to recall keywords from the lesson/topic. Pupils who recall the word worth the biggest points win.

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  • Silent Debates

    Published 08/05/19

    Silent Debates: Place a statement in the middle of the page. In silence students have 5 minutes to state a point and explain. Students then move around the room to the next page, they then have 5 minutes to argue against the point made by their classmates.

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  • Cog Writing Frames

    Published 08/05/19

    Cog Writing Fames: Using cogs to help structure extended writing.  

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  • Taboo

    Published 08/05/19

    Taboo: Explaining key terms without using the words commonly associated. Fast, competitive retrieval activity. Helps pupils to evidence deeper understanding. 

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  • Who/What am I?

    Published 07/05/19

    What Am I? Pupils quiz each other to see if they can recognise the key term from a set of clues. Pupils who recall the most, using the least amount of clues win.

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  • Here's the answer... What's the Question?

    Published 07/05/19

    Here's The Answer... But What's The Question? Great for encouraging deeper thinking and and evidencing understanding.

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  • Just a Minute!

    Published 01/05/19

    Just A Minute! Share everything you know on a topic in just one minute. Based on BBC Radio 4 game.

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  • Snowballs!

    Published 01/05/19

    Snowballs: Excellent interactive activity for DIRT starter or plenary. Great fun... whatever the weather!  

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