Thanks to Ruth Duckworth, Year 6 teacher, for the following article.
The most effective teachers not only refine starting points, but also make regular adjustments to planning during the learning journey.
As the new term starts and classroom timetables settle down to 'real' lessons, it is easy to roll with the planning as it is - especially if you're teaching in the same year group as last year. It's comfortable to start with the same topics, for example reading and exploring a novel you're familiar with, often teaching virtually the same lessons all over again.
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