This lesson is based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to work.

Stand Still Goldilocks

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Activities in this lesson include identifying instructions for preparing a picnic and turning ordinary sentences into instructions.

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on metacognition with a five-minute activity based on this extract.



These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Goldilocks lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for Stand Still Goldilocks

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Teachers – Develop Key Skills with “Stand Still Goldilocks”

    If you’re looking for a creative way to build your students’ English and evidence-based learning skills, check out the “Stand Still Goldilocks” lesson. It puts a fun spin on Goldilocks while targeting instructional writing, collaboration, thinking skills, and metacognition.

    Here’s what makes this resource great for the classroom:

    ★ Teaches writing instructions. Students identify and write instructions, an essential real-world skill.

    ★ Collaborative activities included. Working in pairs builds teamwork and communication abilities.

    ★ Develops 3 key EBL skills. Collaboration, thinking skills, and metacognition are focused on.

    ★ Contains research-based teacher CPD. The 5-minute CPD focuses on the power of metacognition.

    ★ Ready-to-use format. Just print and teach – no prep needed!

    With its creative ideas, integrated EBL skill building, and actionable teacher CPD, the “Stand Still Goldilocks” resource engages students in learning vital English and life skills. I give it ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ for being classroom-ready and packed with opportunities for student growth. Add it to your lesson toolbox!

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Stand Still Goldilocks - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Stand Still Goldilocks