You have not actually been at school since my last blog but I am going to update you on today (Monday)Â so that you have two blog posts to look at, then I will have a look at the challenge you have set me!
Today I have been lucky enough to spend time in Hubs 5,8 and 9. The children in the hubs are very good learners and very good at talking about their learning, it has really amazed me! I started the day by watching something called ‘CyberSmart’ in Hub 8. In this session the children were creating movies of a role-play they had been practising. The role play was about what to do if something happens online that they are not sure about. In the role play the children showed how much they knew about being CyberSmart – it was impressive! This is something I will certainly look at working on with Year 4 as it is always important to be safe online!
Hub 5 Experimenting
After that I watched Hub 5 do some experimenting outside with capacity – they were even using the word ‘capacity’ and they are only 5 and 6! At Stonefields school they are certainly not afraid of using difficult words. Luckily it was not raining, even though it was a little bit windy, so they were doing their learning outside by experimenting withÂ water in different sized containers. They were also super good at predicting which was the container with the greatest capacity!
Challenge: What is capacity?
Choose your own Maths
Finally, I watched Maths this afternoon with the Y2s and 3s. It was a bit of a different way of doing maths compared to how we usually do it, the children were able to plan their own timetable! This meant that they could choose which bits of Maths they needed to work on. First they chose which workshop to go to with their teacher then they planned what they were going to work on at other times, this could have been, for example, Mathletics or Number Games. The children were very good at identifying what they needed to do to stretch their brains and it meant that nobody was listening to stuff they already knew. I was really impressed with how independent the children were and how in charge they were of their own learning!