Independent Learning

As you are aware we recently got a brilliant Ofsted report. The inspector recognised what excellent children we have and therefore one of our targets was to give the children even more opportunities to use their initiative, be resourceful and make decisions about their own learning.  This is being done across the curriculum and through a new lesson called ‘Independent Learning.’ Each term the whole school will be working on a topic, the children are then able to choose how they find information, record it and present this information to others.

This term the topic was dogs to coincide with the arrival of Tiki.  Tiki visited each class to kick start the topic, the children then worked either individually or as groups to research dogs.  The range of projects was impressive, children chose to research different aspects of dogs for example dog breeds, working dogs, the history of dogs or their own dog.  They then worked either individually or as a group to present these ideas, we had posters, videos, models, PowerPoints, journals, pictures, stories, booklets, leaflets and even a song which is shown in the video below.  Each class selected three winners who shared their work with the whole school on Tuesday and were awarded with a dog themed prize and  a certificate signed by Tiki! We were really impressed with the standard of work, well done everyone!

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