Constructing Walls

Pupils consider what points may be most relevant when considering a question, by prioritising ideas and discussing justifications for their choices.

This activity allows pupils to consider what points may be most relevant when considering a key question. It subsequently asks pupils to prioritise ideas and information on the question and discuss justifi cations for their choices. See Card Ranking, Ideas Funnel, Zone of Relevance or Priority Pyramid for further prioritising activities. This activity might be preceded by a Post-It Collection in order to generate ideas before prioritising. Each group is given a set of cards with words, phrases or pictures which relate to a key question. Alternatively, pupils might write down their own ideas on a piece of paper or post-its and use them to ‘construct’ their wall.

In what way are animals influenced by seasonal change?

Put pupils into pairs or groups, each given a set of cards with words or pictures (they could write their own) which relate to the question. The groups work through the cards, deciding on how relevant each one is to the question. Most important factors at the bottom to least important at the top.