Thinking is about using creative, critical, and metacognitive processes to make sense of information, experiences, and ideas. These processes can be applied to purposes such as developing understanding, making decisions, shaping actions, or constructing knowledge. Intellectual curiosity is at the heart of this competency.

Students who are competent thinkers and problem-solvers actively seek, use, and create knowledge. They reflect on their own learning, draw on personal knowledge and intuitions, ask questions, and challenge the basis of assumptions and perceptions.

Emergent-Year 1 Writing Term 1

  • Posted on: 9 May 2015
  • By: NadineWalmisley

Children will work with LA in a guided writing session 4 times a week. These sessions will be based on the emergent/Year 1 writing Progressions.

Children will then write, either independently or with adult support, to complete their individual goals identified at the rear of their writing books. Once a child demonstrates the can do this goal independently three times new goals will be set during a writing conference.

Numeracy - Stage 4 Add/Sub Term 2

  • Posted on: 7 May 2015
  • By: GinaHarrison

Students are working towards being able to part-whole to add and subtract.

Number Strategies:
• Use simple additive strategies with whole numbers and fractions
Number Knowledge:
• Know forward and backward counting sequences with whole numbers to at least 1000.
• Know the basic addition and subtraction facts.
• Know how many ones, tens, and hundreds are in whole numbers to at least 1000.
Equations and Expressions:
• Communicate and interpret simple additive strategies, using words, diagrams [pictures], and symbols.

Information Report Writing - Term 2 2015

  • Posted on: 7 May 2015
  • By: GinaHarrison

This LP is for around half our HB who are more advanced in their writing.

We are learning the skills of questioning and researching in order to write information reports and have the skills we need for individual inquiries further on in the school.

The LP outline is below:

- Week 1
Write 3 questions about a topic you wish to learn more about
Research these and answer them in your writing book

Measurement Learning Programme - Level 2

  • Posted on: 7 May 2015
  • By: GinaHarrison

We will be splitting into two groups for measurement. This learning program is for the students working in the Level 2 group with Gina.

We will be working towards knowing how to use standard units to measure:
- length in cms and ms
- have a basic understanding of area and perimeter
- know what unit weight and volume are measured in
- be able to tell the time (to the hour and half hr)

Reading in the Nest - Term 2

  • Posted on: 29 April 2015
  • By: libbyboyd

Learn the routines and expectations of reading in groups in the nest.
Become familiar with being in a reading group and the expectations of behaviour.
Stop activity and come to reading group when called.
Learn where to start, directionality and 1:1 pointing.
Practice saying beginning sounds.
Making sure reading makes sense.
Use pictures for clues.
Participate in Phonics and use knowledge for reading.