One Year 6 teacher who followed the approach has seen an improvement in Sats results: ‘Could simply revisiting prior learning at the start of a lesson in this way really help pupils to remember and apply knowledge more effectively, I wondered. Instead of using a starter activity as a "way in" to the lesson, would it be better to use it this time to encourage recall? …So I began looking into the research around retrieval practice and came across the work of Hermann Ebbinghaus, a German psychologist who studied memory in the 1880s. He is perhaps best known for what is called the "forgetting curve", which illustrates the way in which people forget information they have learned, with the sharpest decline occurring in the first 20 minutes after learning, and retention continuing to decrease significantly throughout the first hour…’ Laurence Holmes is a teacher at The Mill Primary Academy in West Sussex. https://www.tes.com/news/retrieval-practice-how-it-helped-me-improve-sats-results What are your views about retrieval practice?