Bournehall Primary School

Inspiring a Love of Learning


Bournehall Avenue, Bushey, Hertfordshire WD23 3AX

020 8950 4438


"Learning is most effective with spaced repetition.

Interleaving helps pupils to discriminate between topics and aids long-term retention.

Retrieval of previously learned content is frequent and regular, which increases both storage and retrieval strength."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Chris Quigley)

We understand that:

  • sustained mastery takes time and that pace must be appropriate for deep learning to take place.
  • time must be given for children to talk and discuss, to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Our curriculum content is subject specific and intra-curricular (interdisciplinary) links are planned for and made throughout, to strengthen the development of schema.

Some aspects of the curriculum are taught through the effective use of continuous provision e.g. through daily routines, retrieval practice for previously learning and regular reference to the classroom environment.