This is a resource that I have found really successful and already shared with the Collaboration TLC during one of our TeachMeet morning sessions.
The Pick a Number plenary is a range of open-ended questions that explore the lesson’s learning progress. Each student picks a number at random from the PowerPoint and answers the question based on the new knowledge and skills they have acquired. Sometimes I get the students to line up and answer them quick-fire one at a time with no one being able to pick the same number. It really works as it can be accessed by all age groups and abilities, ensuring engagement for every pupil. The questions and sentence starters enable pupils to reflect on the lesson and identify their learning. One of my favourite responses came from a student in a mixed ability year 7 group, where the pupil completed the sentence ‘the term . . . . . .was used in today’s lesson and it means. . . . . .’ The word they chose was ‘versatile’ and the description was spot on!
Open the attached PowerPoint and have a go!