I’ve been battling with the lurgy for while and after another trip to the doctors I have given in so you won’t see me for a couple of days. I have another infection so I am resting as ordered!
Anyway the Thinking continues! Last week we worked with Mrs White from the Trust to review our school . This gives us a chance to look with fresh eyes at all we do. Mrs White loved looking at our CAptain’s Logs and was very impressed at the level of work with do with families to make sure you are involved in your child’s learning.
She also loved our Learning reflections and growth mindset work. What particularly impressed her whole team was our children. They were a credit to all of us as they spoke about their learning and the school.
Our playtimes and lunch times deserve special mention because the children were very articulate about the respect the have for all staff including the dinner staff and that they knew our staff respect them.
We continue to work on challenge and developing children’s thinking and reasoning to support more learning at a Greater depth. Essential to this is children’s command of language.
We priorituse discussion and reasoning. The best way to do this is to discuss views and opinions- about books, events, History , or world issues. I had a fantastic discussion with Year 5 yesterday about our views of the war as opposed to a German family’s views.
We also spoke about the relevance of learning about wider issues and diversity. Our children are going to grow up into an extremely diverse society, and while our immediate local culture does not necessarily reflect this it is important they consider the wider community. This also enables them to develop empathy and tolerance as well as really deepen their understanding of the world they live in.