Learning Working Heads

 

  • I am confident I can do well and like “having a go” at different kinds of work
  • I like a challenge and I feel good when I have success
  • I enjoy it when I get absorbed in my work because it is interesting.
  • I often like to do more than I am asked to because I like the feeling that I am learning
  • When I get stuck, I always try to find a way to solve the problem because I know I am learning
  • I know that learning is sometimes hard and I can cope when the task is difficult and will stick at it to finish it
  • I enjoy my learning

I HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS MY LEARNING

“ Sticking at it”
“Getting and staying engaged”

Positive Head
  • I focus my mind so that I am ready to learn
  • I think about how I can use my time well so that I can get the most learning out of an activity.
  • I can organise planning of my work so that I can compete my homework on time and do it well
  • I always make sure I know what the learning objective is and what I need to do to achieve it before I start my work
  • I work out what might be a problem for me, and plan to get around it at the start

I CAN ORGANISE MYSELF SO THAT I’M READY TO LEARN

 

I KNOW WHAT STEPS I NEED TO TAKE TO ACHIEVE MY LEARNING

  • I can stay focussed
  • I can persevere
  • I can ignore things that distract me from my work

I CAN COPE WITH DISTRACTIONS AND STAY FOCUSSED ON MYLEARNING

MSMHead2
  • When I am planning my work, I think about what I will need to support me
  • I can use a wide range of resources, to support my learning e.g. ICT, other adults, calculators, dictionaries, checklists, success criteria
  • When I need to, I am able to get and organise any resources or support I need for myself
  • I can use my talk partner
  • I can ask good questions to find out more
  • I can change my work plans when I meet with problems which stop me going any further

I KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN LEARNING IS TRICKY

I CAN USE DIFFERENT RESOURCES TO HELP ME LEARN

“Being on the lookout for materials, resources and support in the environment to help learning”

MSMHead3
  • I can share ideas with a partner using my talking and listening skills
  • I can work in collaboration with a partner or a group
  • I can add a new idea to the ones that have already been given
  • I can use a good idea from someone else
  • I can be a good magpie

I CAN SHARE MY LEARNING

MSMHead4
  • I can look at my work and pick out the key things I have learned
  • I think about what I have learned and can contribute to discussions on “what has helped me to learn”.
  • I believe that you need to try hard, to be successful in your learning
  • I know that trying hard and making good improvements in your work is important
  • I know what I am good at, what I need to do next and how I learn best

I CAN THINK ABOUT AND REFLECT ON MY LEARNING

Reflecting Head
  • I like to ask questions when I am uncertain or would like to know more
  • When I am learning something new, I think about how it links with what I have already learned in other lessons.
  • I like to be able to think and work things out as well as using my imagination
  • I can use pictures and diagrams to help me think and learn
  • I know that there are different ways to learn and solve problems, and I choose which one depending on my task
  • I like to see “the big picture” when I am learning
  • I am able to use a number of different ways, methods and systems to help me solve problems

I CAN USE DIFFERENT LEARNING STRATEGIES

“Skillful at learning”

Resourcefulness

 

Strategic Head
  • I can talk about my own views and ideas sensibly
  • I listen to other people’s opinions, even when I disagree with them
  • I know how to learn with others, and can work as part of a pair, in a group or in a team
  • I am able to change my own ideas, if that is needed, to make the group work as a team
  • I can use my own ideas when I think they are good, but I am willing to learn from what other people have to say
  • I can take on roles and responsibilities when working in a group
  • I enjoy the discussion, debate and sharing of ideas when working as a group

I CAN WORK WITH AND LEARN FROM OTHERS

Collaborative Head
  • I know how to find and gather together relevant information from a range of sources to help me complete my task
  • I can take notes in different ways to suit the purpose of my task
  • I know how to skim and scan and read in depth to maximise my learning
  • When I need to, I can complete my work without depending on the teacher
  • I will try to solve problems by myself, but will ask for help when I need to

I CAN WORK AND LEARN INDEPENDENTLY

 

“Ready, willing and able to learn alone and with others”

Independent Head
  • I make sure that work is proof read and has key features before handing it in
  • I judge my own work against my targets and success criteria
  • I take note of teacher marking/ comments and act on them
  • I do what the teacher suggests to make improvements to my work
  • My work for the year shows that I am improving well, and can show new skills and understanding.
  • I always try to accomplish more than I have done before.
  • I work really hard towards achieving my targets

I CAN ASSESS MY OWN LEARNING AND IDENTIFY MY NEXT STEPS

Assessing Head

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  • Mortimer St Mary’s is a well-run school that is true to its ethos. There is a genuine feeling of community and joy around the school that creates a fun, friendly place for the children to develop into well rounded, happy and capable young people. Our unique learning journey has been enhanced at both ends of the spectrum with Senco support to accommodate weakness and tailored academic challenges to enhance learning strengths.

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  • St Mary’s school has fantastic, dedicated teaching staff. They have worked with us extensively to support the well-being and progress of our child with SEN

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  • Mortimer St Mary’s is an inclusive, happy and productive environment that brings out the best in its pupils. The teachers take the time to get to know, understand and support the children.  Along with the many opportunities on offer, from music to theatre productions to sporting activities, the school creates a rich and safe learning environment for all of its children. 

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  • Mortimer St. Mary’s Junior School provides a nurturing environment, welcoming pupils from Year 3 onwards and developing them academically, emotionally and socially so that they are ready to progress to the next stage of their education after Year 6. The school tailors its approach as far as possible to the individual student so that pupils’ different needs are recognised and accommodated. There is a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to be involved with from language, music and sport to magic and science clubs. Teachers and the senior leadership team are approachable and always willing to engage with parents and carers to ensure that each child reaches his or her potential.

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