Quizzing plays a key role in a pupil’s experience of learning at Churchfields Junior School. As new material is presented in small steps within a lesson, pupils are given opportunities to practice and rehearse that content until it is mastered. Teachers ask pupils a large number of questions during lessons, in the form of quizzing, to assess their understanding, before moving on to new material.
To support the retention of knowledge taught and secure it into the long-term memory, pupils can engage in quizzing at home through a range of strategies. Research shows little and often is the best way to remember new material and to continue remembering it. Finding opportunities throughout the week to engage in some quick and effective quizzing will significantly help pupils improve their understanding of new vocabulary. We would thus like families to quiz children on the key knowledge that they have learned this year and in the past using the knowledge organisers.
Families are used to doing quizzing with children each week as part of their homework. In the homework sheet each week pupils are given mini-quizzes to complete. The questions can be used multiple times throughout the week and can become part of a regular quizzing routine at home, in addition to the activities below.