Collaboration is at the heart of our learning at St Chads, from book talk to supporting a partner in PE. The children have many opportunities to work together across the all areas of their learning, as well as at lunchtime and afterschool clubs. In our learning environments, we aim to provide pupils with a stimulating environment in which they can discuss their ideas with their peers, using group or partner work to develop their thinking process. Here are a few examples of collaborative learning in action.
Here at St Chads, we ensure that pupils can work collaboratively with members of staff to develop their communication skills as effectively as possible before they move on to the next stage of their education. For example: Pupil leaders, who are part of the development of different areas of the curriculum. Lunchtime clubs such as Book Club, Football Club and Games Club are led by some of our KS2 children, who work together and alongside a member of staff to manage them. These children work incredibly hard to keep registers, plan activities and manage pupils from several year groups.