In our class we have an active learning environment. Learning in our class is fun and exciting. We work independently, in pairs and groups using a variety of skills that we can bridge to other situations and subjects. We are developing assessment for learning techniques which is helping us understand what we do well and where to go next.
We are working hard to achieve our own personal targets as well as our class targets, which are to learn our times tables and to use our new presentation skills. Using the house point system we reward positive behaviour and personal achievement. Each day a ‘secret’ student is chosen in an effort to keep everyone on his or her toes and they are responsible for their group’s fate! This helps to bring a team spirit to our class.
Here are some of our thoughts about our class:
“In Ystrad Mynach we don’t want to be taught at but to be taught with.” David
“I think we achieve more when we work in groups. I feel more confident when I work in a group.” Amy
“ An individual works for himself, a leader works for the group.” Morgan