Monday was a great day in Primary as a showcase of our IPC Personal Learning Goals which underpin so much of our learning at TBS Warsaw. Following on from the successful launch of our PLG Superheroes last year, we had clear aims to develop the use of our PLGs further:
• To know the 8 Personal Learning Goals
• To understand what the PLGs mean
• To know our PLG superheroes
• To understand how the heroes match the PLGs.
• To make links between our PLGs and our school vision
• To be able to show an understanding of our PLGs through drama and role play
• To be able to talk about and reflect on our PLGs.
With this in mind, Monday saw our learners and teachers come to school as a different type of mask wearing heroes. Using drama and roleplay to help us understand our PLGs on a deeper level, children created amazing freeze frames and videos that showcased the different elements of the learning goals. Pupils thought about what the superheroes might do in particular scenarios that showed the particular PLG. To make sure our superheroes were fit and ready to go, pupils also took part in their own superhero training circuit set by our PE department. The assault course put learners through their paces and helped them show they were adaptable learners, ready to try new things whilst encouraging them to not give up and show resilience. It was great to see so many superheroes zooming around the circuit as they developed their superhero skills.
We were also lucky enough to be able to invite Year 1 teachers and children over to join in over at this campus. They took part in our superhero circuit training, had lunch here and spent the afternoon visiting different classes as part of our PLG Challenge Carousel. The carousel saw classes create their own challenge that required the use of one or more of our PLGs and then welcome other children in to try these tasks. It was great to see some many pupils working on collaborating and communicating with children they may not normally work with.
Some of our Year 6 children were also lucky enough to go over to our Early Years Campus and share some of the tasks and challenges they had created. A team of Year 6 students spent time in Reception, Nursery and Pre-Nursery collaborating and helping and supporting our younger students in using some of the PLGs. The Year 6 pupils I spoke to thought that it had been a wonderful morning and were so impressed with the resilience, enthusiasm and adaptability of the children. “All the little children were very excited for us to come,” said Lili who came to help. I know my own children who are in Pre-Nursery were very excited to see all these big superheroes arrive at school and take the time to play and work with them. Maja said “I really enjoyed that we could go to all of the year groups and that they were well organized so we could just go and start doing the activities.” It is great that were are once again able to collaborate more regularly across year groups as it always benefits both groups tremendously.
Some of the Year 6s have made a video to share their experience: https://youtu.be/WbBYRiAvu74
Overall, it was a fantastic day of fun, excitement and really meaningful learning that will help all our children understand and utilize our PLGs within their classrooms and lessons for many years to come.
Deputy Head Primary