P6B decided as a class that they wanted to research which learning spaces supported concentration.
For each learning experience the children were able to select a learning space suitable for their own individual needs and were encouraged to move when required.
Here this numeracy group chose where the class teacher was based and developed a station that supported concentration. The children said that this supported learning as they were working directly with the teacher and everyone could contribute and see.
During numeracy this child chose to work independently away from any other children. He said this helped him to focus as there were no distractions.
During this HWB lesson some children chose to work sitting next to a partner but not facing them. They said it was good to have someone to support their learning but it stopped them from talking about off task topics.
The consensus was that the children were more engaged when they got to select their own learning space. We hope to adapt our classroom to provide more opportunities for personalisation and choice.
Primary 6 were very excited to get their hands on the brochure for the furniture. However before we could decide on what we wanted we had to look at the layout and size of the measurements of the classroom.
One group of children worked on measuring the classroom space and recording the results. The children developed an awareness of how items would fit into the space and began to look at scale drawings.
As a whole class we then discussed how to best utilise the classroom space. Here is what the children came up with. The class discussed that this may change over the course of the design project.
The class then went on a website that showed us furniture and the different partitions that we could buy. We were given our budget, 44,000 points and we had to decide what things we would need and how many we could buy leaving some budget to buy electronics and different kinds of technology.
As a class we are now at the point where we need to collate our ideas and decide which items will best support our learning space.
We split into six groups and two of them worked with S6 pupils from Lasswade High. We were given a folder with an introduction of what we had to do. We had to create a team name eg. Eco Environments, Recycling Revolution. We also had to design a team logo and to decide job roles in our team eg. Time keeper, Manager, Resource manager and Note taker. We then had to research about all things ECO friendly. We are excited to learn more about what we can do to make our classroom Eco-friendly.
Roisin and Alexander P6B
P6B in Bonnyrigg have been tracking where they learn in the classroom and also how Miss Fraser uses the teaching space.
The children are excited to share their thoughts on the classroom environment with their peers.