Leaders in Learning
We have started an exciting new initiative at Elsenham C of E Primary to allow children to lead their own learning and that of others.
Children are being selected to work with subject leaders to plan and deliver group sessions for children younger than them.
All year groups are taking part in the exciting scheme so they can share their learning and expertise.
Key Skills for Leaders in Learning include:
- Thirst for lifelong learning
Have you got what it takes? These children have!
Take a look below at what they have been doing!
Science Leaders in Learning
Leaders: Jax and Olivia (Year 5)
Experiment: Elephant toothpaste
Planning and Preparation:
The Science Leaders in Learning worked with Miss English to prepare their science session for a group of Year 1 children. First they researched online and decided which experiment they would like to carry out. They thought carefully about the science involved and how it could be explained clearly for the younger pupils. They then carried out the experiment a few times with Miss English to ensure it would be successful, before delivering their session to the children. The Science Leaders in Learning asked the children to predict what would happen and explained the term ‘chemical reaction’. They briefed the children on the need for safety during science and during the session they asked the group to record their predictions and actual results.
A very big thank you and well done to our science Leaders who worked so hard to inspire our younger learners.
Year 1 children’s responses:
Florence: “I thought it would be a big bang, but it was just a chemical reaction. It just changed and fizzed and got bubbly!”
Mason: “I love science experiments!”
Arthur: “I know about chemical reactions now. I wrote about it being sparkly and it looked glittery but none of the ingredients were glittery.”
Zane: “I guessed it would be like a volcano…and it was! I do know quite a lot about science now.”
Maths Leaders in Learning
Leaders: Abigail, Jessi, Henry (Year 3)
Task: Addition and Subtraction Bingo
Planning and Preparation:
The Maths Leaders in Learning worked with Miss Newman to come up with a maths challenge that would engage the Year 1 children. They decided to plan a game that would be both fun and test their number bonding skills up to 20.
They came up with a game of bingo with the Leaders in Learning designing their own bingo boards with numbers up to 20.
The Leaders in Learning explained the rules to the children and gave them bingo boards and counters to cover when they thought they had the answer on their boards.
The children decided to also test the children’s subtraction skills if they seemed to be finding addition too easy.
The Leaders in Learning really engaged the children and rewarded everyone who took part with marbles and extra marbles for the winners.
The Year 3 pupils were really impressed with the Year 1 children’s number skills.
Henry said: “I enjoyed helping them. Some of them were really quick and did the sums fast in their heads.”
Abigail said: “It was good fun. I liked helping them.”
Jessi said: “Some of them didn’t need their fingers to count and others needed some extra help. I enjoyed working with them.”