Pre-Teaching For Pupils

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Hanna Beech

Hanna Beech has been teaching for ten years and has a range of experience across Key Stages 1 and 2 in a large Primary School in Kent. She is a phase leader for Years 3 and 4, and also leads on teaching and learning for...
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Should you provide pupils with your Powerpoint slides?

Many educators spend time creating quality presentations and slides for their lessons. Often, these slides are packed with key facts, information and images. Why not share these with pupils?

Handy Handouts

  • Print out the Powerpoint slides you have for the lesson, making a copy available for pupils.
  • Provide ten minutes at the start of the lesson for pupils to explore the handout.
  • Ask pupils to rate each slide with their level of understanding (1 = little understanding, 3 = deep understanding).
  • Ask them to jot down any questions they have about the content of the slides.
  • As you move through the lesson, provide pupils with a chance to ask any questions they’ve noted.
  • Pupils can take the handouts home to help with revision, home learning or to show parents.

Why is it a good strategy?

  • As we know from attending CPD sessions, having a handout to take away is useful.
  • In essence, pupils are pre-teaching each other by exploring the content of the lesson before it is fully developed by the teacher.
  • This method allows pupils to predetermine areas that they may find tricky and assists them with forming questions.


You may want to keep some elements of the lesson secret as an element of mystery! Simply place a ‘Top Secret’ image over the top of these slides!

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