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How are the lessons taught?

How Oak's lessons are structured

Our lessons take around an hour to complete when viewed as a full lesson. Each lesson follows a similar structure; many have a multiple-choice quiz, followed by a video explanation from the teacher, and there may then be a worksheet, exercise and a multiple-choice quiz at the end to check understanding.

Each lesson has a video with an explanation of the topic. Typically, a video will include lesson objectives, questions to ensure understanding, and various practice tasks, with prompts to start and pause the video.

Some lessons will have an introductory quiz at the very beginning to retrieve and activate prior knowledge that needs to be built upon. Similarly, at the end of some lessons, an exit quiz will help to check pupil understanding.

Most lessons have an additional worksheet or presentation embedded and/or for download. These will contain any templates, tasks or other content as referred to in the lesson video.

In Teacher Hub, you can also find transcripts for each lesson’s video. This is useful for those who want to quickly skim to see what each lesson covers, without having to watch the video all the way through. Many teachers also use Oak lesson transcripts to help with scripting their own lessons.

Our lessons are designed to be flexible, so you don't need to use every included element. Teachers may choose to use the slides without the videos for in-class teaching, or to download and adapt the worksheets to complement their own lesson plans. 

Tip - Visit our planning pages to find out more about how teachers are using Oak's lessons in their classrooms