We all visited each classroom talking about the learning in our Mantles. It was a brilliant chance to build a whole school picture for everyone, to share ideas and to ask questions.
What was striking about the classrooms was how stories were told in words pictures and 3-D work. (symbolic, iconic and expressive). Hearing from class teachers how they were using Mantle of the Expert was enlightening as we rarely get the opportunity to wander around school together as a staff and ask about what is happening in each room. Moderating in this way allows all of us as a staff to look at the progression across the schooI. eg The science teaching from the earliest years, where children consider insulation, melting and freezing – through to year 4 where children are creating models of their own viruses.
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