We take great pride in our learning, as well as supporting our peers with theirs. We talk a lot about having a growth mindset and to help us with this, we have Owl and Ted, they are a toy teddy bear and owl. Owl has a fixed mindset and does not like trying new things, says what is/is not possible and won’t change! Luckily, we have Ted who reminds us that it is good to try new things, even if it is a challenge and that even when things get tough, we never, ever, ever, give up! Ted tells us that mistakes help us learn and that making several drafts of our work is a good thing, as we can always improve! You will often hear the children say, “You are like Ted!"
To help everyone become more of an independent learner, we use the 3B4ME approach. We have to do three things before we ask an adult for help: brain (use your brain to think about the question/problem again), book (could the answer be in a book, or on display), buddy (ask your talk partner, or other people on your table), boss (if you still need help, ask an adult).
Our topics this academic year include Stone Age to the Iron Age in terms 1 and 2, this will include lessons on locating settlements throughout the UK. In term 3, we will study the Vikings as well as learning about Norway. In terms 5 and 6, we will study World War Two and carry out a local area study. We are really looking forward to learning as much as we can about these varied topics and making as many links as we can. We have an exciting trip planned for term 1, exact details to follow shortly. What we learn in our topic lessons informs other areas of the curriculum, this really brings our learning alive.
We look forward to welcoming you to our class!
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