Thinking Curriculum

At Lincoln Primary School we are aware that the world is constantly changing and that in order to prepare our students for the challenging 21st century we need to equip them with the cognitive skills and strategies which will allow them to learn effectively and think critically. 

Our Thinking Curriculum consists of a variety of initiatives which include the explicit teaching of the cognitive functions through the the inclusion of Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment and the MovinCog initiative, a scientific approach which connects physical activity to brain neuroplasticity. 

Underpinning all learning at Lincoln Primary is the SOLO Taxonomy of learning. SOLO Taxonomy (structure of observed learning outcomes) provides a simple, reliable and robust model for three levels of understanding – surface deep and conceptual (Biggs and Collis 1982). When using SOLO Taxonomy in classrooms the focus is on the complexity of the structure of the student response, rather than on a categorisation of the student themselves. Students use SOLO as a model to self-assess the depth of their learning outcomes for different tasks (Pam Hook, 2011).