The idea behind learning logs is to allow the children to express their work in their own way meeting a given learning objective. The model for using learning logs is unique in the fact that all the logs are individualised. Each child is given the freedom to express their understanding in any way they like. Children are able to show that they reached their learning objective in lots of different ways. They may choose to do a piece of writing or draw a picture to show their understanding. They may choose to do some further research around a topic and include this. Giving children this freedom allows them to think creatively and also promotes independent learning in an accelerated way. This level of freedom acts as a great motivator for children and they begin to collaborate with their peers to share ideas and understanding. This style of learning log is flexible, exciting and personalised which will support children and parents alike.
Once a half term we will set the children a LO (learning objective) and they will record this in their Learning Log. At home your child is required to complete some work that will show evidence of the ways they are learning about this objective.
The choice of recording method is your child’s own preference; however, they should be encouraged to produce their best work showing what they are capable of. We will be sharing the learning logs back in class each week and this will be a good opportunity for your child to share their work.
The Maths home learning will be an online activity using Purple Mash set on a Wednesday. Each week we would like the children to spend at least 20 minutes practising their maths skills. (This does not have to be in one sitting; it could be 10 minutes twice during the week.) They can practise their number bonds using Numbots (www.numbots.com), which they each have an individual login for. (These are stuck on the inside cover of their yellow Reading Record.) The Topmarks website (www.topmarks.co.uk) has a great range of maths games which will reinforce our learning in school. (This website does not require a login.)
Each week your child will receive a list of words to learn which will follow a specific spelling pattern. They will be given out the words on a Thursday and then ‘tested’ on the following Thursday.
If you have any questions regarding home learning, please feel free to speak to us or email on 1BRC@gmglt.co.uk .Thank you for your support.