Our next Powerful Learner in February is also because of her excellent writing, and this little girl from Reception knocked my socks off with how independently she had worked to produce this piece.
Not only had she produced a wonderful drawing of a monster chasing a mouse, but she used her phonics skills to add the writing next to it; and she talked with great confidence to myself and Mr Young.
How good has this month been already, too great writers from too different age groups. Who will be next?
Our first Powerful Learner of February has been selected because of some superb writing! In this text, which our Year Five star wrote at home, she demonstrated a sophisticated command of language, including some fantastic prepositional openers and conjunctions.
The whole piece of writing was extremely coherent and entertaining. I am delighted at how the children in Upper Key Stage Two continue to progress and recently I have read a number of excellent compositions.
I wonder who will wow me next?
I was beginning to think that we didn’t have any Powerful Learners left at Miriam Lord, as it had been a while since we had added anybody to the blog.
But then I was greeted by this School Councillor from Year Three on Friday, who had produced a beautiful piece of writing based on the story Rumplestiltskin.
If you click on the link below you can listen to her reading the story. What do you think to the piece of writing? Are you impressed? Could you imitate any of her ideas?
Have a look at our first Powerful Learner of the year! We are delighted at school that this Year Five girl has made an appearance on the blog, and it is a thoroughly deserved addition alongside our other powerful learners.
She decided that instead of relaxing over the Christmas holidays, she would continue working hard and stretching her learning muscles.
It was brilliant to see her so eager to share her learning with Mr Harrison. She had completed some rather challenging mathematics work, focused mainly on shape and space. Well done.
It was quite an easy choice for our next Powerful Learners, and I do love it when it is a team of children who make it on to our blog. Yesterday, our Year Four children played in the local tennis-table tournament against schools within the Bradford SHINE Partnership. I am delighted to announce that they won the tournament, making everyone in the school feel very proud. See the main page for more details.
Our next additions to the blog not only produced some terrific work, but showed great powers of collaboration in doing so, ensuring they were very deserved members of the Powerful Learners Blog.
These two Year One boys produced a Monster Book and couldn’t wait to share it with myself. What impressed me the most was they had used their artistic and literacy expertise, resulting in a lovely piece of independent work.
I can’t wait to see who makes it on to the blog next week.
We have a group of Powerful Learners on our blog, as they were collaborating to make fruit kebabs. However, on closer inspection and through deeper discussion, it turns out that the kebabs were only the content of what was the true learning; as the children were learning to make repeating patterns.
What a great use of The Lab to develop children’s mathematical understanding in a practical context…fantastic stuff Year Two!
I am pretty pleased to be adding this young man to our Powerful Learner Blog, and he must be relieved as he had been trying to show me his work for quite a few days but I was always stuck in meetings.
When we finally got chance to catch up, I could not have been more impressed as this young man from Year Five had been seamlessly linking his Literacy and Science skills to write a fantastic explanation.
This is a really good example of how using the making links muscle can help you succeed in a range of subjects and apply skills from one subject to another. Well done on this achievement.
Mr Harrison was so impressed with one of the displays that he saw this morning, that he couldn’t resist adding some of the children who contributed to it to the Powerful Learner Blog.
And I have to say, that it is not only the quality of the art work that impressed me, but it was also the comments that the children added explaining what their rocket looks like and how it sounds in the sky.
Reception are Powerful Learners indeed – well done to everyone who has worked hard to create a rocket this week.
I think it would be fair to say that yesterday, we have sixty Powerful Learners in Year Two! They were so unhappy with a decision made by the Headteacher to take away their provision in the Lab that they staged a protest. It was very well organised, very noisy and the children voiced their opinions with good justification. They were so good that Mr Harrison overturned the decision – well done Year Two!
I would have to say that sometimes when you are a Headteacher, you have to be the bad guy. But today, one of the children from Reception was so upset with my dastardly antics that she decided to come and search for Captain Harrison. Because Captain Harrison had turned all the sea into grass, and had killed all of the fishes. What a rotter!
What I was so impressed with, was how determined she was to find me. She drew her very own map, and followed it all the way to my room. And I have to say, I am not used to getting told off, but she had no problem telling me exactly was she thought of my dastardly antics.
I promise our Reception children, and Miss Gibbins, that I won’t do it again and will try to be good in the future.
Yesterday, I was greeted by a pretty pleased bunch of children from Reception, who were quite rightly feeling very proud of themselves. This was because they had been given the huge responsibility of being our Busy Bees and taking the register back to the office for the first time. From all accounts, they took their job very seriously, did not get lost and could be seen wandering the corridors with huge smiles on their faces. They should feel very proud indeed.
Friday 21st September.
I a delighted to announce that we have our first Powerful Learners on the blog for this year, and what a great choice. Our Year Five pupils have made an excellent start to the year, stretching their learning muscles and impressing staff with the quality of their writing. Mr Harrison was particularly impressed at how they used a range of purple adverbs and orange openers to make their recount engaging to the reader. Brilliant stuff and long may it continue.