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Cops and Robbers



Cops and Robbers







  • 1 X cops and robbers sheet each (in this folder)
  • Prompts on sheet to support retrieval process (e.g. for Y2 materials unit, give the keywords “materials, properties, changes”

Step by Step

  1. Give 3-5 minutes for children to record everything they know about the topic

(“cops” column)

  1. Children reflect and think about what area of their knowledge they need to develop (“Investigator” column)
  2. Children chat with a small group or walk around room to gather other people’s knowledge and write it down (“Robbers” column)

Cops and robbers template