I wonder if anyone can give me a few pointers? I'm an NQT in a mixed Y4/5/6 class. I'm being observed by our SIP next week and I know she's heavily into differentation by task. This isn't the way I'd necessarily go if I wasn't being observed, but it's a hoop, it's there and I have to jump through it. My lesson is the beginning of a new topic in geography - looking at why a landscape was used for a certain purpose. I have lots of ideas about how to introduce the topic by getting the pupils to work out what it might be following a series of clues, and then create mixed-ability mind-maps about what we already know about the place, including where it is (country, continent, hemisphere, etc). The main pupil activity is going to be to find out from reference books, atlases and the internet, why people settled in this area and chose it for a certain industry. Each group will have to produce a presentation board to show the rest of the class, with photos, drawings, text etc to illustrate what they find. For our plenary, we will discuss whether there are any similarities with our own locacilty and whether or not that industry could have been set up in our own village. I'm happy with my lesson - I think the pupils will be engaged and the plenary will provide good evidence of learning (I hope!). My only worry is differentiation - for less able and more able children. Has anybody got any ideas they would be willing to share? Any help would be very gratefully received! Thanks.