Wednesday, 13 February 2019

We are changing up the way we normally design reading

Through much dialogue between our teams we are working on a couple of different senarios to meet the needs of our learners and do things differently.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

What will 2019 bring?

2019 An exciting year ahead with a collaborative approach to meeting the needs of our Y2/3 learners with 90 Year 2's and 104 Year 3's.

We are fortunate to have an a large open space to support our collaborative culture. Our team of 6 are diverse and passionate about ensuring we get bang for buck and authenticity in our curriculum design.

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Reflecting on our whole school professional development at out Teacher Only days I am aligning my goals for CoL alongside our strategy. The parts I have circled and highlighted resonates with my journey ahead this term....

 Watch this space. I look forward to sharing my learning.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Having the TOOLS to READ

Today I observed one of my learners during reading and he had his tools ready from his toolbox. He knew to draw his sound boxes, had his blend card and high frequency word list and he was away! Creating the culture to empower learners to take ownership for their learning. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Burst and Bubble 2018 - Celebration!!

A milestone for share:  
  •    What happened for the learners?
  •    What evidence do I have for this? 
  •    What did I do to make this happen?
  •    Wonderings about what next

Felt rewarding to share the act of change created this year. To celebrate the raise in student achievement. I look forward to continuing to share my experiences and knowledge to influence other practitioners.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

My Appraisal for Learning goals 2018

Below is one of my learning goals for this year. The image is taking from school talks rubric. Under each goal shows evidence of how I have achieved my goal to date. 

Intuitively uses the teaching cycle and the learning process to design deep and engaging learning experiences before, during and after being with the teacher. The teacher reflects, justifies and adapts practice to deliberately move learning from surface (BK) to deep (MM) and transfers (AU) during learning experiences.

  1.  Learners using a road map to drive their own learning, knowing their next steps. This is a visual         support to work alongside school talk. 

2. Learners immersed in passion led reading, based on their break through groups.  Images taken from learners slide show used or their presentation. 

3.  Using the three level guide to comprehend the text, using oral language skills (Janie van Hees)

   4.  Learners Engaged in reading by designing deep engaging learning experiences.