Provide Displays in Schools

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1.1 Describe the school policy for displays Our school policy for displays is quite dated and maybe updated soon. It describes why we have displays in school and how this impacts on the children. There is a section on organising and actively involving children in the displayed work. We have no rules on backing or mounting. It is left to whoever is doing the display to pick and choose their colours and mounts. We are asked to take care as to how we secure items on the display (we don’t like drawing pins) and to keep in the restraints of finance. Different class are allocated different areas of the school for their displays. We can put up wall displays, table top and shelve displays. We can make mobiles to display work.

1.2 Describe the importance and purposes of displays in schools. Displaying pupils work is a powerful way of showing them that their work is valued. It creates a sense of achievement. It can very much boost pupil motivation. They should praise effort as well as perfect work. It should be that there is a piece of work by every child on display somewhere. Displays can be used to communicate to others what the class is doing. This can include other students from different classes, other teachers, official school visitors, parents and members of the community.

1.3 Describe how displays are used in the learning process.
Displays can be simply decorative. They can make the classroom brighter, and a more interesting and stimulating place. This, in itself, can have a direct impact on pupil motivation and therefore on pupil learning. Display materials can include direct teaching aids such as anatomical models or number lines. They can use useful reference material to support pupil learning or information that is important for students to memorise such as number tables, formula’s, spellings and other important factual...
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