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 1
This week we will be voting for our new Learning Detectives, taking a group photo and embarking on a secret mission! 

Week 2 
LDs will be making sure that their classes know what their focus is and why.

Week 3
LDs will be giving feedback on which displays are used the most and why.

Week 4
Learning Detective to make sure everyone completes the Growth Mindset Quiz.

Week 5
Learning Detective this week will link up with the school's Friendship Champions to work together on peaceful problem solving.

Week 6
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 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 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 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 4
Everyone will have a go at the Growth Mindset Quiz and we will look at foundations for effective learning.

The House on the Rock and the House on the Sand Mattew 7:24-27
Week 5
Peaceful Problem Solving linking to the Friendship Champions.

Cain and Abel Genesis 4 1:16

Week 6
7 Deadly Sins and opposite virtues link to our school values.

The Seven Deadly Sins Proverbs 6:16–19


Inspirational Quotes

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 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 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 4
“To learn you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.” Proverbs 12:1

"Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think." Albert Einstein

"Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future." Proverbs 19:20

Week 5
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 6
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 1
What does Independence mean?

Week 2 
Which of the seven deadly sins do you think is the worst and why?

Week 3
What is the biggest problem that you have solved?

Week 4
What has been your biggest achievement this term?

Week 5
What problems have you solved this week?


Class Challenges

Week 1
We all understand how to behave at lunchtimes and have tried hard to follow the rules.
  
Week 2 
We all know what our lesson visit challenge is and what we need to do to achieve it. 

Week 3
We use the working walls and displays to help us with our writing and our maths.

Week 4
We have all taken the Growth Mindset Quiz and know how we can be better learners. 

Week 5
We have sorted out problems in the playground independently.

Week 6
Our teacher thinks we have made good progress on our focus from our lesson visit.