Category Archives: ownership

Documenting small group learning

Selecting children to be part of a withdrawal maths group was a process. As a rule, I am not in favour of withdrawing children to “support” or “enhance” their learning. However, sometimes, rules need to be broken. The group of … Continue reading

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New maths assessment required

Formal assessment for the sake of collecting data makes no sense to me. I am opposed to anything that is the cause of unnecessary stress and anxiety to learners; generates extra work for teachers and does nothing to inform learning … Continue reading

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HONOUR THE CHILD

At a recent IB Conference, Jayne Pletser leaves me with these profound words, “Honour the child”. Which leads me to ponder, what, at the end of the lesson/ day/ week/ term/ school year do we do to honour the child? … Continue reading

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Exploring exponents

Today, my year 5 maths group heads off with me, chatting happily along the way.  We have been asked to explore exponents.  The children are in a different space to where they usually learn, the mix of children is different … Continue reading

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Learners sharing experiences and knowledge

With his Zine finally published, B has secured the places where he wants to display his product. It sits proudly in the reception areas of our school, so that it may be seen by visitors. It is his snap shot … Continue reading

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Student led conference preparation

I started writing this post a year ago and for some reason, I never published it. I guess it’s good to go back and reflect – and add to what was … There’s been much hype about these conferences (or … Continue reading

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#Passions Matter – a day for students

The Passions Matter Conference – our first student owned conference is done and dusted.  As always, some reflection is required, so I head off to listen to the voices of those who count the most – our Year 6 learners. … Continue reading

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