Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Friday, 5 August 2016

The Learning Pit

Here are a couple of great posts about the Learning Pit. This week we have been doing some rich tasks in our Maths programme. Rich tasks are open-ended Maths tasks that have more than one answer and more than one way of getting the answer.

 Here's Kayden's: The Learning Pit Today I learnt about the learning pit. It's like starting on one side on a problem and then making it to the other side to succeed. E.g today I had this really hard maths problem and I fell into the pit then I climbed out to succeed and I finally got it.

And Amayah's: The pit and what I've Done In The Rich Tasks Today I was stuck in the pit (l'll tell you what a pit is soon). I got out of it . I was doing fractions and Ava helped me (my friend) she told me the answer and then I figured out why it was that answer and I did. I got the hang of it straight away and then I was helping Ava with a question like Ava helped me. She was wondering what was half of a half, I'll tell you. Example: so Ava was wondering what was half of a half. So you have one half and split it. Ava got lots of different answers, I won't tell you because I can't remember. If you split in half it will be 1 quarter. Right, now I will tell you what The pit is. So if you get stuck you will be in the pit and you've got to find a way to get out of it. You don't dig otherwise you will get deeper, you don't give up and you can ask for help. Keep trying you don't want to be in the pit forever do you? Don't think so. So work it out, don't stop.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Learning Pit

Yesterday we talked about when learning is hard...it feels like we are stuck in a pit. If you are stuck in a pit...you need to figure out a way to get out of it. When learning is hard and you are stuck...you need to figure out a way to work through the hard part. What could you do? Check this out...

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

“Don’t Let it Happen, Make it Happen” 10.11's Current WIT (Wildly Important Task)

This is our current task our children are working on in groups. Our children develop and enhance their key attitudes and cross-competency skills within this real life learning.

“Don’t Let it Happen, Make it Happen”

We can all be leaders. Ordinary people can do amazing things. We believe that each and every one of us is born to make a Positive Difference in the world. What difference will you make?

The Task:
Your task is to create and run a community project that impacts positively on a group of people. To do this you will need to:
*Identify and Investigate needs in the community, school or nation
*Use the decision-making matrix to choose a need
*Contact an expert in the field of your chosen community project and/or within the group of people your project is designed. Get them to validate your project
*Consult with them after completing a SWOT analysis
*Make any changes
*Plan, implement and run your community project

Monday, 1 August 2016

SWIMMING, SAFETY AND CONFIDENCE

Today our Year 5/6 Students participated in the AWE Swiming Programme. This programme is designed to allow our students to revisit water safety  and confidence. We revisited floating, jumping into deep water and treading water.