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Practise, Consolidate, Reinforce

At Prim-Ed Publishing, our practise, consolidate, reinforce method plays a pivotal role in a pupil’s education. Through practise, the foundation of a pupil’s understanding of new skills and concepts is created. Consolidation enables pupils to connect previous knowledge with new information, fostering a holistic understanding of the curriculum. Children experience positive reinforcement as they track their own progress and celebrate their achievements. The combination of these three strategies bolster confidence and long-term retention, paving the way for academic success and creating enthusiastic lifelong learners.

These three simple verbs underpin many of our resources, especially our workbooks, and focus on engaged involvement. Read on to dive deeper into the method. 


Why use practise, consolidate, reinforce in your classroom? 

The importance of practise, consolidate, reinforce in pupils' school education cannot be overstated. Practising allows for the mastery of concepts, retention of knowledge, and the development of essential skills. Consolidation fosters deeper understanding through the integration of learning and effective problem-solving abilities. Reinforcement supports children’s independence, facilitates the tracking of their own progress, and celebrates their achievements.

By emphasising these three pillars in education, it provides a foundation for academic success and lifelong learning.


Practise concepts and skills + Consolidate new concepts to existing knowledge + Reinforce effort



Why do we include ‘practise’ in our product development?

Practising is a fundamental aspect of effective learning and skill development. Through practising, pupils are encouraged to apply and reinforce the concepts they have learned. Pupils develop confidence when solving problems, because they consistently work on exercises designed to strengthen their understanding, and that require them to apply skills and concepts.

Regular practice helps pupils retain information and identify any gaps or areas of weakness in their understanding. This allows them to seek clarification, ask questions, and engage in targeted work to address those gaps. By revisiting and reviewing concepts, they strengthen their memory and ensure long-term retention. 

Practising enables pupils to develop essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and time management. These skills are transferable to various aspects of their academic and personal lives, equipping them for future success.



Why do we include ‘consolidate’ in our product development?

Consolidation involves connecting new concepts to knowledge the pupil has already gained, and in the process solidifying individual concepts into a unified understanding. It plays a vital role in a child’s educational journey.

Consolidation helps pupils make connections between different concepts and topics, and it fosters deeper understanding. Through consolidation, pupils integrate new information with their existing knowledge to promote critical thinking and analytical skills.

By consolidating their learning, they develop a structured mental framework that allows for easier retrieval and application of knowledge. It encourages problem-solving abilities by enabling pupils to recognise patterns and apply relevant strategies.


Why do we include ‘reinforce’ in our product development?

Reinforcement supports the autonomy of pupils in their own learning. This encourages pupils to become independent pupils by providing them with the tools to track their own progress and celebrate their achievements.

Through reinforcement, pupils gain confidence over time as they witness their understanding broaden, and further develop a sense of accomplishment. As they reach milestones in their own learning, the teacher can celebrate with the pupil and create a lasting memory of the achievement through merit certificates, verbal feedback, and encouraging self-reflection.

Giving pupils the control to track their own progress fosters a sense of independence and confidence as they can see their skills grow. The dual approach of pupil tracking supported by teacher encouragement, is essential to positively reinforcing pupils' learning.

Reinforcing effort instead of grades or results provides a more positive learning experience, one where pupils are comfortable receiving constructive feedback as well as praise.

More about Prim-Ed Publishing workbooks


Promotes scaffolding learning

Our workbooks encourage scaffolding learning to ensure that pupils are continuously building upon their knowledge as they progress throughout the academic year, helping them to be more independent in their learning.

Monitor pupil progress

Continuous assessment is catered for through review tests, assessment resources and pupil record sheets in our workbooks, so you can identify areas of improvement needed within the entire class or individual pupils.


New Wave Mental Maths

The Best Mathematics Practice Resource  

'New Wave Mental Maths is used throughout the school. It covers all strands daily and there is repetition of types of questions weekly. A fantastic resource covering the whole maths curriculum. Children really benefit from daily practice of all the strands. Overall, very useful.'

New Wave English in Practice

 Daily Challenges to Build Language Skills

'This is my first year using English in Practice and it is an amazing book. It draws attention to grammar as the building blocks of sentences, and language, and focuses on what children need to know in order to understand the nuances of texts rather than prescriptive, repetitive exercises on one topic at a time.'

Reading for Me

Lexiled Levels and Engaging Activities

'Reading For Me is an ideal resource for those working with children with SEN - particularly those with IEP reading or comprehension goals. The programme has 120 highly interesting and engaging texts accompanied by six comprehension questions printed with Dyslexia friendly font. An all around fabulous resource!'

My Spelling Workbook

Bestselling Seven-Workbook Series

'We have recently introduced My Spelling Workbook on a school wide basis. We find that the layout, the use of colour and the activities appeal to the children. Many of the activities really challenge the children. As the book is used throughout the school, children are familiar with it from year to year, and thereby have increased confidence in themselves while using it.'

Handwriting Today

Your Key Handwriting Resource 

 'Handwriting is proving to be a vital component of any good language programme with links to spelling and reading becoming evident. Cursive writing has been found to have many unique benefits to printing letters. It reinforces the need for a child to be fluid and legible as does this Prim-Ed programme. It comes recommended by spelling and handwriting life-time researcher, Brendan Culligan as an excellent resource to have.'


Sounds in Focus

Whole-School Language Programme

'We use Sounds in Focus as a whole school approach with each class focusing on the same sound at the same time. The children like that they are all doing the same work, and this has boosted attitudes and confidence towards spellings! The teachers love the online activities which reduce planning and preparation time. The pupil workbooks are brilliant for short, class activities and homework tasks.'