A learning vision that seeks to be more learner-centered and responsive to their need is something that we should all desire for our children. Providing a learning environment that balances the necessary core numeracy and literacy skills within engaging and enriching curriculum contexts is part of the core role that all primary educators have. Make no mistake, our children are getting taught core foundational skills every day. We have adjusted the timetable to better incorporate all of the elements (see example below). Our children are asked to apply those core skills in a range of learning activities every day within the whole school environment.
A key element of sharing the development of our learning vision has been enabled initially through our one on one connection meetings that you have all had the opportunity to participate in. If you want further discussion around your child’s learning programme and the structure that supports that then your child’s guardian teacher, and team leader, can facilitate that with you. Then if needed Amanda, Jen, and myself are available. There is always an open door for further connection and understanding to be developed. This is a team effort. We are not a one size fits all school. Please be assured that as well as the most recent opportunity to talk with your child's teacher at the one on one connection meetings we have just had, there will be ongoing newsletter postings about our learning structure. A further plan is in place for postings that showcase specific team learning story examples and early next term, a community event around our learning vision with the whole staff teaching team involvement will be held.
So far, this has been a five-year journey on developing our shared learning vision and the relevant supporting principles and key teaching practices that support it. Over that time the team has morphed and developed into the outstanding staff team we have today. Together they are passionate about developing shared solutions to making learning work better for our children. This is our passion and our job.