Vocabulary: Tier 2 icons to support dual coding

It really helps pupils to understand a concept when it is presented in partnership with a connected visual. Based on the principle of dual coding this will help cement the word in the child’s mind. It will also help to attach the word with the image, therefore increasing the likelihood they will remember that term.

Using these icons in your planning can help ensure consistency of approach across your school, as well as help reinforce the tier 2 term in pupils’ minds.

Here are some examples of icons you can use:

Collaboration icons & timers_Tier 2 (pdf)

Collaboration icons & timers Tier 2 (ppt editable version)

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