Whitleigh Community Primary School, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, Plymouth, Devon, PL5 4AA

Tel: 01752 706383

Main Contact: Ellie Bushell


Chair of Governors: John Bale

Whitleigh Community Primary School

Children at the heart of the school - School at the heart of community

Dual Coding

Combining the verbal and the visual to improve retention.

Dual-coding theory suggests that both visual and verbal information is used to represent information. Visual and verbal information are processed differently and along distinct channels in the human mind, creating separate representations for information processed in each channel.  With this in mind, each year group have created a Dual Coding schema for each of their topics.  The schema is made up of simple, meaningful images linked with words which organises the content that will be learnt throughout the topic.  Please click on your child's year group below to see the Dual Coding schema for their topic.

In the Foundation Stage our children learn through a continuous provision, they will use dual coding symbols across their curriculum where they feel it is effective.  Below are our dual coding schemas for our Geography and History units for the Summer term.




James explaining his learning with a dual coding schema.