Independence


Linked to our value of the term are our weekly values, collective worship, big questions, learning 
detective challenges, class challenges and inspirational quotes. See below for weekly information on what pupils and staff are focusing on when exploring Term 5's value of Independence.
Learning Detectives 

Week Beginning 24/04/2017 Week 1
This week we will be voting for our new Learning Detectives, taking a group photo and discussing role. 

Week Beginning 01/05/17 Week 2 
LDs will be making sure that their classes know what their focus is and why.

Week Beginning 08/05/17 Week 3
LDs will be giving feedback on which displays are used the most and why.

Week Beginning 15/05/17 Week 4
Learning Detective this week will link up with the school's Friendship Champions to work together on peaceful problem solving.

Week Beginning 22/05/17 Week 5
LDs will oversee the production and issuing of certificates for end of term challenges.

Weekly values

Our weekly values of determination will include discussing good behaviour and the it's importance for independence; how independence is linked to a growth mindset; how to solve playground problems and boost independence; how independence helps in the classroom.

Collective Worship

Week Beginning 24/04/2017 Week 1
Discuss the meaning of the value. Link to expectations and The Ten Commandments. Discuss expectations for corridor and cloakroom behaviour. Problem solving around the school.

The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1-17

Week Beginning 01/05/17 Week 2 
How do the 7 deadly sins link to have a growth mindset? Working hard and using your initiative to be the best learner that you can be. Look at the progression of GM skills and link to the class focus for lesson visit for Summer Term

The Seven Deadly Sins Proverbs 6:16–19

Week Beginning 08/05/17 Week 3
Noah was faced with a problem that he independently found a solution for. Link to independently getting unstuck by using displays and resources. 

Noah and the Ark Genesis 6-9

Week Beginning 15/05/17 Week 4
Peaceful Problem Solving linking to the Friendship Champions.

Cain and Abel Genesis 4 1:16


Week Beginning 22/05/17 Week 5
7 Deadly Sins and opposite virtues link to our school values.

The Seven Deadly Sins Proverbs 6:16–19


Inspirational Quotes

Week Beginning 24/04/2017 Week 1
“God gave Moses the laws for his people to obey.” Exodus 20 1:17

"The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down." Psalm 145:14

“You can’t just stay in the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” Winnie the Pooh

“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.’ Victor Hugo


Week Beginning 01/05/17 Week 2 
"If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask Him, and He will gladly tell you, for He is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask Him.” James 1:5 "The intelligent man is always open to new ideas. In fact, he looks for them.” Proverbs 18:1

‘A lot of people never use their initiative because no one told them to.’ Banksy


Week Beginning 08/05/17 Week 3
“I will never destroy all the earth with water again promised God. I have put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of my promise.” Genesis 9 

“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.’ Duke Ellington

Week Beginning 15/05/17 Week 4
Realise that problems are inevitable and grow as a result of them.  James 1:2-4, NIV. 

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

Proverbs 18:17 "Any story sounds true until someone tells the other side and sets the record straight."

“Running away from the problem only increases the distance to the solution.” Rishika Jain


Week Beginning 22/05/17 Week 5
Psalm 145:14, NIV. "The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down."

“The best way to escape a problem is to solve it.”


Big Questions for Term 5
Week Beginning 24/04/2017 Week 1
What does Independence mean?

Week Beginning 01/05/17 Week 2 
Which of the seven deadly sins do you think is the worst and why?

Week Beginning 08/05/17 Week 3
What is the biggest problem that you have solved?

Week Beginning 15/05/17 Week 4
What problems have you solved this week?

Week Beginning 22/05/17 Week 5
What has been your biggest achievement this term?


Class Challenges

Week Beginning 24/04/2017 Week 1
We always walk around the school quietly and sensibly independently.
  
Week Beginning 01/05/17 Week 2 
We all know what our lesson visit challenge is and what we need to do to achieve it.

Week Beginning 08/05/17 Week 3
We use the working walls and displays to help us with our writing and our maths.

Week Beginning 15/05/17 Week 4
We have sorted out problems in the playground independently.

Week Beginning 22/05/17 Week 5
Our teacher thinks we have made good progress on our focus from our lesson visit.