Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Every morning our Literacy workshops will have a focus around spelling or phonics. Here the students are using whiteboards to have a go at spelling words. The words are based on particular sounds and the students are using spelling patterns to help them. There is also a general discussion about what kind of strategies they use like words within words. 

Collaboration at Learning Time

This term had been focused around the culture of learning. One of our core beliefs is Collaboration and we have a focus each week which is discussed as a habitat every morning. Here we are enjoying a film about helping each other and how that encourages others to help too. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Variety of Maths Activities

Each mentor runs a variety of maths activities depending on their needs. The engagement from our students is a clear indication that they are relevant and fun! 😃

Monday, March 21, 2016

Exploring Stories Through Role-Play

Coronet have been exploring the structure of stories by bringing them to life. Having the rotunda space (stage) really helps the students understand the idea of performing to an audience. We definitely have some possible Oscar winners in Coronet! 

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Reading Skill of Scanning

The students have been learning about the skill of scanning. We learnt about how to identify a key word and look for it in a variety of situations. During this session we applied the skill to research about elephants on a website. I was amazed how quickly they found the website and how accurate they were with their findings. Fantastic effort! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Learning at home!

Was great to hear that collaboration can happen any time, any place! Top effort in taking your learning home boys and making this wonderful creation. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Collaboration - Helping Others

Every morning for about 15-20 mins a mentor discusses and models types of collaboration. The focus for the last couple of weeks has been collaborating to keep Coronet tidy. However, the students are embracing the idea of helping others and doing a fantastic job of looking after each other. 😃


We had another fantastic 'tinkering' session where the students had a wide range of activities to choose from. The students had options like building ships, how to draw a pug, Lego, Sumdog, Quiver and more! 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Collaboration Challenges!

Our focus this week is collaboration and the students have been put into a variety of challenges to help them understand the importance of it. Some of the
experiences were a real challenge and some students demonstrated fantastic leadership to help groups through a few difficulties. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Tinkering and Collaboration

Coronet have been focusing on the value of collaboration. During our 'tinkering' time we encouraged/challenged the students to work together on projects/activities. They are beginning to appreciate the impact collaboration can have on the quality of their work or ideas. It's fantastic to see the smiles of achievement and joy by producing something together. 😃 
It's also noticeable that many of the students are now collaborating to keep the habitat organised and tidy. Without being asked, some students are beginning to tidy areas they did not work in and help others to pack away.  

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Tinkering gives the students the opportunity to explore areas of learning they have recently learnt about. There was a lot going on including Sumdog, Jenga, Marble Runs, cooking, Lego challenges and more!