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:
Have you got what it takes? These children have!
Take a look below at what they have been doing!
Phonics Leaders in Learning
Leaders: Forrest and Daisy (Year 2)
Activity: Phonics dice game
Forrest and Daisy spent a long time thinking of inspiring games that they could teach Acorn class, to help the little children improve their phonics skills. Both children showed their dedication to their new roles before their teaching session even began; as they suggested spending one of their lunch times with Miss English to plan their session!
During their own phonics session, Forrest and Daisy came to Acorn class to carry out their planned phonics session.
The ‘Leaders in Learning’ began by reminding the children about our classroom rules, and then explained the game. Forrest: “You need to take turns to roll the three phonics dice, then put them in a line, and read the word they have made.” Daisy: “You have to say if you think it’s a real word…or an alien word!”
The Acorn children were excited to have two older children come to their class to play a game with them and they were (as always) on their best behaviour. Each of the children were able to read some simple three letter words, explaining why they thought each word was real, or nonsense.
Thank you so much to Forrest and Daisy for their hard work, planning and teaching. Acorn class learnt a lot and can’t wait to play another phonics game with the phonics ‘Leaders in Learning’ soon.
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.”