Learning with Parents - our rationale
Our aim is to develop our children’s higher-order thinking and their ability to articulate their learning, develop ideas and vocabulary and learn how to challenge themselves with open-ended tasks. These are all key learning skills we teach in school and a pre-requisite for attainment, especially at greater depth.
Children learn best by talking and doing. The activities on Learning with Parents are designed to do just that. Tasks that are more open-ended and involve interaction with others develop more creative and independent thinking - which is what we want for our St Nic’s children as we prepare them for secondary school and later life. Talking about learning and explaining to others creates a higher retention of knowledge.
The chart represents the average retention rate of 7 learning activities that are split into 2 forms: passive and active learning.
Thank you to all those who attended the parent launch of Learning with Parents. The children have been very excited about their home learning, and are enjoying sharing the activities with you.
We hope you will find these slides from the presentation useful. They include contact details for technical help and FAQs.
For non-technical help, please contact your class teacher.