Developing Deeper, Lasting knowledge

better Thinking
Better Comprehension

This innovative brick building method helps students organise information, make connections and think critically. This promotes the key concepts that your learners need to grasp.

Curriculum Applications

Building Conceptual Understanding

The brick building methodology helps children 'uncomplicate' abstract ideas and make sense of the world around them.

This PDF provides an overview of some of the key questions that the classroom kits can be used to explore.

Deeper comprehension

All knowledge has a structure. These structures are made up of connected ideas that form concepts. Timelines, Hierarchies and Causational Relationships are easier to understand if we focus on how it 'fits together'. If we visualise, connect and elaborate on the key points we are in a good position to understand 'The Big Picture'.

Thinking visually

Being able to see our thoughts considerably helps us develop and communicate our understanding.

Thinking together

Using spoken language helps to mediate thinking, deepening our comprehension of new ideas.

download the infographic to see how Structural Learning promotes 'big picture' thinking.

Understanding Critical Concepts

The toolkits cause pupils to engage with the key ideas you are exploring in class. Focusing in on the key concepts and vocabulary can unlock the meaning hidden behind dense pages of syntax.

Planning for Thinking

Make sure your class are engaged and actively thinking

This metacognitive methodology helps your staff create purposeful sequences of learning that lead to deep comprehension.

Download this example of a lesson on the Romans.

Building our way to better comprehension

Critical Thinking Across The Curriculum

Scientific Categorising Exercises

Scientific Categorising Exercises

Timelines in History.

Causal Relationships in Geography

Ranking Activities in RE

What about our other PRiorities?

The brick building method is designed to compliment existing educational practices.

Educational Initiative


   How it helps

Talk for Writing
Break stories down into 'chunks' and try out new parts.
Philosophy for Children
Use the structures to help children articulate their thinking.
Colourful Semantics
Colour code word types and create interesting sentences.
Bar Modelling
The bricks can be used as a concrete representation for number work.
Knowledge Organisers
Children use the method to process the content of an organiser.
Mind Mapping
Organise ideas and information using colour and space.