Thank you so much Elizabeth for the resources from SWGFL; I had seen them ages ago, but had completely forgotten about them. They will be extremely useful.
Darryl – your example for the A Level History, and is extremely useful and has made me realise that if I display the information correctly, and use a proper website (like LibGuides) to sort and collate it, it will be much easier to demonstrate and teach these skills. Follett Collections doesn’t allow for any sort of criticality or specific organisation, so I know have another reason to invest in LibGuides!
Thank you so much for all your replies – they have given me a lot to think about! Jenny, I think you are right about cognitive load, and don’t want to make it harder by introducing another layer of understanding to something that is already quite tricky to grasp for the little ones. There are two things I need: 1. an ability to draw and 2. more knowledge about dual coding…!
I will think on this more, and let you know where we get to and how it comes together.