☰ Developing research skills in Form 1

Developing research skills in Form 1

Posted on: February 8th 2019

Developing research skills in Form 1

Learning how to research at a young age helps children to develop a skill set that will serve them over a lifetime. These skills will not only be useful in school, but in their everyday lives as they are required to locate, manage and process ever-increasing amounts of information.   

In Form 1, we have been working with pupils to develop their research skills since the start of the year. Throughout the last term and a half, the children have had the opportunity to regularly research different subjects including Science, Art, History and PSHE, where the teachers explain exactly what the children need to research and provide them with a research question.

Form 1 have been learning to locate the relevant facts and summarise information using non-fiction books or child-friendly search engines to be able to answer specific research questions at school and at home.

So far, the children have had the opportunity to enrich their general knowledge about different topics such as the famous artists, Modigliani and Paul Cezanne, endangered species, recycling, classifying animals according to their diet and many other topics.

Form 1 have now started to apply their skills independently by coming up with their own research questions in Science, when enquiring about mammals.

Thank you to all Form 1 parents for supporting their children with this initiative and for all the positive feedback we have received about the research skills tasks.

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