We talked to the children today about what they should be doing during independent learning and we introduced them to our Learning Dinosaurs:
Thinkosaur who works hard to solves problems and thinks carefully about what he learns.
Explorosaur who asks lots of questions to find things out and learn.
Tryosaur who never gives up and always tries his best.
Our expectation is that they will be like our little dinosaurs and be busy and productive learners. We also told the children that we would have Independent Learning Awards to those children who worked hard, challenged themselves and who are resourceful during independent learning.
The children are now given an independent job to complete every day. Some are much more conscientious about doing them than others (!) so you might like to ask your child what their job was and how well they did it. Their job tomorrow is to look after an egg all day so if they come home with an unbroken egg you will know that they have been careful. We are setting this job to try to encourage them to look after the resources at school after a run of things getting broken.
Finally congratulations to Sam (Fir) and Helena (Oak) who represented their classes in the school ‘Spellathon’ today, both doing very well.
Thank you for your support.