Sheddingdean Community Primary School

Sheddingdean Community Primary School

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Ofsted 2017: Teachers value the contribution that pupils make to lessons. They use questions skilfully to engage pupils and encourage discussion.
Ofsted 2017: The entire staff team is committed to ensuring that the school is a happy place for pupils.
Ofsted 2017: The values of the school, ‘reflective, resourceful, reciprocal and resilient’, are well embedded in the school’s culture and regularly referred to in assemblies and lessons.
Ofsted 2017: In the Early Years, adults support children well by listening to responses and asking questions that extend thinking, using appropriate vocabulary to support learning.

Notices:

4 Key Powers

 

At Sheddingdean, we use Learning Powers in all aspects of our daily life.

There are 4 key Rs:

  

We are . . . REFLECTIVE

Plan our learning in advance
Revise and adapt along the way
Think how learning could be used in different settings
Be able to talk about what WE have learned from others
Know ourselves as a developing learner 

When you use this learning muscle you . . . 
plan the steps you might take
are flexible in your learning
can talk about how learning works for you
know your strengths and weaknesses as a learner

 

We are . . . RESOURCEFUL

Ask good questions
Make links to what we already know
Have an active imagination
Use reasoning – show our working
Use resources in our environment 

When you use this learning muscle you . . .
often wonder what, why, and how?
connect new ideas to how you think and feel already
create logical arguments
use all things in the classroom to help you learn

 

We are . . . RECIPROCAL

Interacting with others
Collaborate, be willing to share and work as a team
Be a good listener and empathise – get inside others minds
Imitate good learners and good learning 

When you use this learning muscle you . . .
make informed choices about working on your own or with others
respect other people’s points of view
manage feeling when working with others
are ready to learn from others

 

We are . . . RESILIENT

Be absorbed, pay attention
Reduce distraction
Really notice things
Persevere & stick at it to the end 

When you use this learning muscle you . . .
are aware of possible sources of distraction
purposefully try to minimize distractions
know what conditions help you learn
settle back into learning quickly after an interruption