Thursday 4th January - Friday 5th January 2018
We have been thinking about having a ‘Growth Mindset’ and that we should persevere if we find something tricky at school. The children have looked at their Learning Journeys and thought about what they are proud of achieving since starting school and have set their own individual target for what they want to be better at.
This week we have been learning about `Growth Mindset’ and `Fixed Mindset’. We have been learning how to embrace challenges, give your best effort, learn from feedback and become inspired by other people’s successes. We have developed our perseverance, independence, resilience through a variety of challenges and team building exercises!
We read a book called ‘Where is Home Little Pip?’ and then we made some props so that we were ready to retell the story. Everyone had to think about our school values “ASPIRE’ as we worked together. In the afternoon we enjoyed retelling the story in our own way.
Today Pelican class persevered to create their own Pelican cartoon artwork drawings following the advice of a famous cartoonist. It wasn’t easy but we kept going to complete our final drawings. We are all very pleased with our creations! It’s Pelican not Pelicant!
It's been a great start to the Spring Term! The tables have been reorganised allowing Paua Class to work with their Learning Partners more effectively. We spent some time reminding ourselves what makes a great learning partner. We also talked about our classroom/school rules, linking them to our ASPIRE values at Leigh North Street Primary School.
As part of 'Learning to Learn' Oyster class have been sharing details about their amazing achievements outside of school. They have all shown great perseverance and dedication. Impressive stuff!
More brilliant achievements from our Year 4s! Our Achievement Wall display looks great - thanks to everyone for sending in various medals and certificates.
During our learning to learn days at school we looked at 'thunks'. Here are a few examples, they sparked good conversations between learning partners and as a whole class. Can you think of any thinks of your own?
Year 5 Learning to Learn Day.
Can we make a massive volcano, a huge dragon and an enormous Mythical creature?
If we all work as a fantastic team and have the passion to persevere - then with the help of our comrades, teachers and parents, of course we can!
We all had a great day, with Mathematics, English and Geography work linked in too. We had a class fire to get us into the picture of what it might be like to be out in the wild, maybe in days gone past, when Myths and Legends were talked about or formulated. (We all enjoyed the cooked bananas and chocolate too.)
We started our new term with some fun ‘Learning to Learn’ activities and an Elizabethan immersion day.
Thursday was spent considering the ASPIRE value of Independence, something that we are encouraging the children to develop as they progress towards secondary school.
Monday 4th September 2017 - Friday 8th September 2017
Year one worked together to create their classroom rules, discussed the school values and played some team building games.
Year two discussed our school values and we realised that if we worked together we could achieve so much. One task was to make the tallest newspaper tower! We worked in groups and we certainly had to focus on acceptance, perseverance and respect! It was great fun and we learnt a lot about our classmates.
Sandhopper Class made a beautiful piece of artwork. The caption reads:
We are each unique and special but together we are amazing!
Year 3 started the week looking at how we learn and how we can fire our neurons to create new connections in our brains. We heard a selection of stories to inspire us and played some team building games, which helped us identify how we learn from our mistakes.
In Year 4, we discussed our ASPIRE school values this week. We also talked about the importance of having rules in the classroom and school. Each class produced their own charter which we all signed.
In addition, we talked about ‘Growth Mindset’ and how to think positively about our learning.
Year 5 have worked as a team as part of our ASPIRE school values work this week, with each class producing a large piece of ‘Space Art’.
We each had a square to create totally independently – it didn’t make any sense on its own but when we all placed our square together it looked amazing!
Year 6 investigated our core values and reflected on what it meant to them. We craeted some writting and children gave presentations on the importance of ASPIRE!