Our April focus has been on Connection Making. This learning power was launched in assembly with the story of the coral reef in danger of becoming polluted but the coral made connections with what it could see and hear to get the other sea creatures and learning powers from our undersea world to save it from dying out. The children then went on to think about the importance of making connections in their learning; between lessons and subjects and how the ‘lightbulb’ moment often occurs when connections are made.
The teachers work extremely hard to deliver our creative curriculum to the children with opportunities to link their learning by building on previous experiences and connecting it with new topics. By doing this, the children are able to transfer and develop the skills they have been taught more readily on a day to day basis. In talking groups, the children also discussed how they can make connections in their learning and how this helps them and they watched a video about ‘DIY Orangutans’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFACrIx5SZ0). This gave them the opportunity to think about the connection between humans and the great apes and how the orangutan can use its brain to make connections with what it can see humans doing.