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Last week we presented a LEARNING ASSEMBLY! It was great and some parents came too. We thought you might like to read te script we wrote for it. Have a look below!
P3/4 Learning Assembly
We want to share with you 3 important things we do in our class.
First we would like to talk to you about the learner qualities and skills we are trying hard to put into practice.
Secondly we want to share with you how we get involved in planning and taking responsibility for our learning.
And last of all we want to share with you the work we have done in our class and how this is linked to the life and ethos of our school We also want to show you how we are being a community of love and learning.
Learning Qualities are:
Concentrate: Don’t Give Up
- You know we are concentrating because we are focused on our work and we work quietly on our own or with or in a small group.
- You know that we are not giving up because we go back and improve our work, we don’t disrupt each other.
- You know that we are being cooperative because we are flexible in our thinking when we work together, we help each other out and we make sure everybody is included.
- You know that we are being curious because we ask questions we want to find out new things.
Have a Go
- You know that we are having a go because if something is tricky we try it anyway
Use your Imagination
- You know that we are using our imagination when you read our stories or when you look at our leaflet and posters.
- You know that we are improving because we make good progress.
You know that we are enjoying our learning because we feel proud of our achievements, feel our neurons connecting, or as Mrs Holloway says: there should be steam coming out of your ears, imagine our intelligence growing by the minute and use what we have learned in real life.
It is our learning and our responsibility!
We are also now picking the skills focus (you’ll see the skills focus at the bottom of our weekly plan) by ourselves every week or every other week. We decide if we need to keep the skills focus current for another week.
For the last two weeks we focused on:
We can try new things even if I feel apprehensive!
Here are some examples of what it looks like in our class if we show this skill:
- I started to write some more on my leaflet as soon as got to my class. (Reuben’s real example)
- I can go and get a dictionary to improve my spelling even if I would rather Mrs. Holloway told me how to spell a word. (Daniel’s real example)
- I tried to learn how to do a forward roll although I found it very tricky (Michael’s real example)In part 2 we want to share with you how we get involved in planning and taking responsibility for our learning.Show photo from visual time table. Then we realised that we can actually get more involved in this daily plan and we came up with the idea that Mrs. Holloway puts up the activities that have to take place at a We also helped to plan tasks for our wider learning such as planning for our Scottish Week and for other subjects like our local study of Loanhead.Which brings us to our next and last part of our assembly.
- This means we have much more responsibility for our learning as we have to make sure every task is completed. If we put spelling at the end of the afternoon it is our responsibility to do our very best, even though we may be a bit tired. (No excuse possible!)
- There are 5 of us planning this part in the morning and we change the pupils that take part every day.
- certain time of the day (like numeracy and today’s assembly) but we get to plan when we want the other activities to take place.
- We have our visual timetable up every day and at the beginning Mrs. Holloway just talked us through the day.
In part 3 we want to share with you the work we have done in our class and how this is linked to the life and ethos of our school. And how we trying to be a community of love and learning in our class.
We studied the local area of Loanhead (which was challenging for some of us who don’t live in Loanhead) and decided that to show our learning we would produce a leaflet to invite families with young children to come and live in Loanhead.
This activity shows that we are learning to become responsible members of our community.
This is how it worked:
We organised ourselves into 4 teams and in each team we had a team leader. Their main task was to make sure everybody had their voice heard and contributed equally to our group discussions.
They also had to collect in the leaflets (to make sure Mrs. Holloway doesn’t forget where she put our work… only joking…) have them ready and organised every time we worked on them. This is another example for taking responsibility for our learning
After our discussions and research we planned in our teams what information should be included, what information was specifically important for families with young children, like for example. In our teams we had to make sure that everybody got the help they needed and knew what and how to produce the leaflet.
Once we had agreed on the contents of our leaflets we begun to work on them, aiming to produce leaflets of high quality and standard.
Finally how are we building our community of love and learning and make it meaningful for us?
In our class room we show that we are a community of love and learning …
- Being nice to each other and pray for each other
- We help each other
- When somebody is upset we find out why
Just a wee friendly warning… from our weekly plan you know that we are learning the language of persuasion…
So watch this space:
We will have been more than successful if Mrs. Favier gives us longer playtimes, or if Mrs. Holloway brings Molly (her horse) to school or …