Through our teaching we aim to:
Promote active learning, which provides opportunities for pupils to pose their own questions and find answers, investigate and take responsibility for their learning.
- To see learning as an active process rather than a passive one.
- To encourage discussion between pupils and teachers and pupils and pupils regarding their learning, expectations, targets and decisions.
- To ensure that there is continuity of learning and progression within a class, between classes and during transition to other schools.
- To provide a variety of learning experiences using various teaching styles and techniques.
- To use on-going (formative) and summative assessments and share the findings of these with the children in child-friendly terms.
- To provide a variety of working contexts e.g. individual, pairs, mixed ability, groups, whole class to ensure a range of opportunities.
- Ensure that learning has stuck, through checking that is incisive and systematic.
- We are all teachers of literacy. The quality of both students’ and teacher’s language, such as in instructions and questioning, are significant determinants of progress. Make the implicit, explicit.
- Teachers must be explicit about learning outcomes and key words.
- Demonstrate the values of the school.
- Reinforce children’s aspiration for success by the challenge we offer.
- Enable them to show resilience by taking a risk and working through barriers.
- Each class is a learning community in its own right. Their success depends on each other.
The following learning styles help children to be more active, involved and engaged learners.