Welcome to the Pupil Learning Zone.
Below are other pages of support for pupils and parents.
- HOMEWORK - Information on homework schedules.
- SPORTS EVENTS & INFORMATION - information on sports tournaments, inter-school matches, swimming lessons.
- EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVIES - clubs, music lessons, trips.
- CHILD SUPPORT RESOURCES
- REACH AWARDS
St Mary's promotes outstanding learning.
Below are examples of how we identify 'outstanding learners'.
- Acquire knowledge and develop understanding
- Are able to use and add to prior learning
- Demonstrate excellent concentration and are rarely off task, even when working with peers and without direction from an adult
- Have developed resilience when tackling challenging activities
- Know what they have to do to achieve and how to go about it
- Know their targets and are aware of future learning needs
- Make better than expected progress
- Maintain interest
- Participate in all activities
- Have effective relationships with peers and adults
- Are well organised and use resources that support (do not hinder) their learning
- Create a purposeful atmosphere
- Use opportunities to take risks (‘think out of the box’)
- Do not disrupt lessons
- Use the learning environment
- Refer to targets and ask questions
- Use appropriate vocabulary and understand it
- Can verbalise what they have learnt
Eight Learning Fundamentals
- I think about the needs of other people, living things and the environment.
- I show respect for living things, other people and the environment.
- I can stick with a task until it is finished.
- If at first I don’t succeed, I will try, try, try again.
- I can use a range of thinking skills to solve problems.
- I consider other people’s point of view.
- I can think about what I have learned and what it means to my life and the lives of other people.
- I can make myself clear using different ways of communicating.
- I can use a range of tools and technologies to help me communicate.
- I can learn how to communicate in more than one language.
- I understand that different people have different roles to play.
- I can take on a different role depending on the activity.
- I can work well alongside others.
- I know about a range of views.
- I can suggest ideas and solutions.
- I know about other cultures and traditions – and respect others.
- I am confident with new ideas.
- I can ask questions and then plan and carry out investigations related to those questions.
- I can collect evidence from a range of sources and think about the wiser issues.
- I can learn about the moral issues associated with different subjects.
- I can respect alternative viewpoints and give reasons for my own point of view.