Learning at SS
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Stonefields School Vision for Learning
The Language of Learning at Stonefields School
A decade of experience has shown us the power of having a shared language of learning at school. It helps teachers teach better and helps children learn.
It allows children to describe 'what to do when they don't know what to do'. As a parent, you will become increasingly familiar with this as your child goes through school. It may well help you to have conversations about learning at home.
Getting stuck in learning is a natural part of the learning process. At Stonefields, we call this 'getting stuck in the learning pit", and learners benefit from recognising that 'being in the pit' is okay. Making mistakes, failing, and not knowing are essential parts of the learning journey. Being comfortable moving in and out of the pit is also critical so that learners experience a suitable stretch and challenge level. Often the best learning comes from being stuck!
The learning process helps learners investigate, problem-solve, make informed decisions, and advance their learning. It steps them through three key stages of learning - Build Knowledge, Make Meaning and Apply Understanding. Doing so aims to demystify the learning process, helping learners know what to do next. We teach specific thinking skills to draw upon at each of the three stages.