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Looking Back Over another Successful Term

24 maart 2016

As the end of another term approaches again, we look back over all the learning and exciting experiences that have taken place in what has been a very successful few months. 

  • Year 3 Learning Showcase

Each year group is now finishing off their Themed Learning topic. We are so proud of, not only what the children have learned, but of how they have learned. Gone are the dreary days of the text book many of us might remember. Children now get engaged in deciding what they want to learn and then learn in an interactive way that engages and motivates them as independent learners.

This is so evident when you visit their Learning Showcases, and there have been many of them in the last couple of weeks. I really enjoy them and the children get so excited! They decide how they want to display their learning and like nothing more than teaching their parents, of course. There are games to be played, presentations to be heard, science experiments to be undertaken, to name only a few activities. Last week there was even a Kahoot dinosaur quiz in Year 3. I beat a hasty retreat as I saw parents frantically using their phones to log on to take part. You could feel the competition in the room – and that was not the children!

Learning Showcases are an enjoyable way for us to share your child’s learning during the term with you. Rather than seeing their work in an exercise book or worksheet, you are able to experience the impact of their learning as they present and demonstrate their understanding first hand. Further, they learn how to communicate their knowledge in a variety of creative and imaginative ways, becoming more confident in the presentation skills that are, of course, so important. 

Learning showcases are enjoyed by the children….

I really like showcases because we can spend time with our parents and tell them and explain to them everything we learnt last term.  We also worked really hard to finish everything for the showcase.’  (Timothy Y5)

‘I got to sketch with my Mum.  She drew a stegosaurus.  I saw that my Mum was incredible!’ ( Ivan Y3)

….and by the parents too…..

‘I have tried to paint part of the Qingming scroll.  It was so creative’ (Samuel’s mum, Y2)

‘I loved that the showcases are interactive  and extremely good fun.  It was lovely to see the children so proud of their achievements! ( Isaac’s ,mum Y1)

…..and they are a lovely way to finish what has been a very busy term.  Thank you for your on-going support and have a peaceful and relaxing break.

Eleanor Jess, Head of Primary

 

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