All Saints CofE Aided Infant School

Love to Learn and Learn to Love

Forest School engages and inspires our pupils to learn and explore in a woodland setting, whilst teaching self-esteem, team work and how to truly value the stunning natural world"What an amazing Sports Day! Watching the children support and cheer each other on was just lovely and demonstrates, yet again, what a special school All Saints has become"All Saints aims to provide a happy, family atmosphere in a Christian Community which delights in learning in a safe, stimulating environment."I consider my child very lucky to be attending a school that is teaching her, not only the ever-changing curriculum, but also (and far more importantly) that it is fun to LEARN"“There is a good range of high quality additional activities that enrich the curriculum and promote pupil’s development and enjoyment” Ofsted

Chilli Challenges

(launched by Mrs Tanya Cooper, September 2015)

 

‘Chilli’ learning is a teaching and learning strategy designed to give students a degree of choice over the activities they complete and therefore more ownership of their own learning, which then allows work to be more closely matched with each student’s ability.

 

The question is how ‘hot’ will students go? At All Saints the teachers provide children with 3, and sometimes 4, levels of challenge that range from Mild to Spicy and sometimes Super Sizzling! Students then ‘choose’ their option. More often than not, students will choose an option that provides them with a degree of challenge. Teachers can also direct students to a menu choice and then encourage students to work their way up through the different levels. ‘Chilli’ learning provides students with choices and can therefore provide a pathway for students to progress. We have used our challenges to develop the children’s understanding of their learning.

 

The children can talk about where they are on the learning line and link this to which challenge they will do. Chilli Challenges are truly embedded within every day school life now and they encourage and promote the Pupil Voice.

Mrs Cooper has identified that the next step for the school was for the children to be able to question each other about their learning through key questions and learning partners. She has devised 3 questions that the children use. Each question has an action and all classes are now using them, with the support of posters as a prompt.

 

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