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Feature Focus: Why You Could Start Your Lessons with ThinkIts

Let’s talk about ThinkIts, and how they’re a great help for your students’ learning and to start your lessons off with.Tell Me More… ThinkItsThinkIts are cross-curricular teacher-led tools designed to...

Let’s talk about ThinkIts, and how they’re a great help for your students’ learning and to start your lessons off with.

Tell Me More… ThinkIts

ThinkIts are cross-curricular teacher-led tools designed to encourage critical thinking in the classroom. ThinkIts can be used as a lesson warm-up or to elicit students’ higher-order thinking skills.

Miss Casey, a teacher from Barking Abbey School, has shared how and why she uses ThinkIts at the start of a lesson: “ThinkIts are a great way of starting the lesson, so as soon as students walk into the room, they are being challenged. They also develop team-working skills as quite often I put the students into groups to solve the ThinkIt. The vast range on offer makes them very flexible too!”

Why Are ThinkIts Great to Use at the Start of a Lesson…

Where Can I Find ThinkIts?

EducationCity has ThinkIts throughout all the subjects on EducationCity so all you need to do is go to the Curriculum Map or click on a subject to find them – simple!

ThinkIts to Try…

Here are a few ThinkIts you can try with your students – but don’t forget about the whole range which is on EducationCity.

Key Stage 1


Capital Words – Think of words that always start with a capital letter.


Recognising Coins – Match the coins to the objects that they can buy.


Garden Animals – What animals do you think Manu could find in the garden?

Key Stage 2


Rhyming Verse: Row Your Boat – Create your own verses by looking at the words you need to rhyme.


Rally Times – Find out who won the race, by putting the times taken for each rally team to complete the race, in order.


The Path of Light – How will the light travel when Manu switches the torch on? What will happen when it hits the mirror?

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