Give a brain a problem that it accepts and it will try to solve it…
We give the challenge
We give the materials
We give the time and space to let the young brains process
..and have never been disappointed with the results..
Do you get those ‘jumbled’ days?
The days where nothing fits and the ‘to do’ list has been lost? The kind of days when you attack the ham in the fridge or the chocolate in the drawer?
My days just recently.
Then the sun came out and I started to smile. Sharon, our Art specialist came to visit, and we talked of learning. Of the beautiful Hunger Games figures the students at Maltby Academy made. They knew the book. They knew the story. They were now representing one of the scenes in newspaper and modelling clay.
We spoke of number sculpture, where we revised placement value in a sculpture sprayed with glitter. We talked of numbers whilst working with our hands.
We planned a visit to the Barbara Hepworth Gallery and wondered quite what learning angle to take. Always ensuring there was one, and that we could get our students to out-do themselves… and shine
Have you seen young brains work..
Let me know
It excites me. To watch children and young people learn, and own that learning, makes my day.
What do you think?
Have you seen it happen? With your children, grandchildren?