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Please help - acceleration, enrichment and extension

Discussion in 'Primary' started by taspat, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Also, are you given any training on how to provide for mathematically gifted children?
     
  2. I would interpret:
    * enrichment - broadening of children's learning (ie different contexts, use of investigations)
    * acceleration - moving into objectives from the year above.
    * extension - either of the above when it is an 'add-on' - ie children do the main task first then have something more challenging to do, as opposed to more able children having a different task set from the beginning.

    Personally, 80% enrichment + 20% acceleration. My suspicion (as a Year 6 teacher) is that Year 7 colleagues will teach the year 7 curriculum and not accelerate until Y8/9 irrelevant of the children's starting points. Our more able complain that they spend Year 7 going over the same old stuff as Year 6 anyway. In an ideal world, I think children could be accelerated more if they are genuinely ready for it.
     

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