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A new classroom strategy for building knowledge, enhancing skills and developing writing abilities. Find out how this concept could promote outcomes in your school.

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A gateway to understanding.

As children organise their thoughts and ideas, they begin to understand how all the parts fit together. The block models become an engaging launchpad for thinking, talking and writing.

Organised written work
Clearer communication
Deeper understanding
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"It helped me in my English as I normally get stuck in the writing. When we do stories it allows me to set up my ideas first. If I make a mistake I can just move the blocks before writing it out." Woody, Year 7, The Maltings Academy.
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From building a writing plan to joining sentences; our pioneering schools are seeing enhanced outcomes across the full domain of literacy.

Reduced anxiety
Deeper conceptual knowledge
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Karen Sivyers research project investigated how the block building tool could be used to develop children's writing abilities.

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The blocks can be connected vertically and horizontally.

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Miniature Whiteboards

These reusable cards are for 'parking' key ideas. They slot neatly into the blocks.

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The new pens are fitted with an eraser for easier and more accurate editing.

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Your questions answered.

What can you learn with it?

From a cognitive perspective, learning involves the ‘putting together’ of information into organised structures. Whichever year group or subject you work with, when your students are learning, they are carefully piecing together the new ideas they encounter into schemas. Providing opportunities to explore the structure of curriculum content brings with it a clear learning advantage.

Activities include:
Joining words to form phrases
Linking fragments to extend sentences
Organising points to build plans
Sequencing events to develop timelines
Joining concepts to create new ideas

When do we use it?

When you need to tackle something that might be considered complex for your learners. This might be preparing for a piece of writing, consolidating a body of knowledge or checking for understanding.

Who is it for?

The process can be used to 'stretch' higher attaining pupils or support a child who is struggling with grasping a new concept. There are significant implications for dyslexia and autism.

What type of schools use this approach?

Schools are usually addressing one of these agendas:
1) Schools supporting a significant amount of disadvantaged learners.
2) Schools that are focused on developing lifelong learning traits.
3) Schools that are embracing a knowledge-rich curriculum.

What subjects is this good for?

The toolkits are perfect for simplifying any important concept or task. This could be in English, Science or the Humanities. It's useful for any body of knowledge with a clear structure.

Next steps for schools.

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Arrange a time for a friendly conversation with the founder: paul@structural-learning.com

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