Hear from teachers Andy Tan and Iola Knight about what makes Years 3 & 4 unique at All Saints’ College.
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Students gather skills in order to effectively express their ideas through a variety of media: oral expression, writing and the ability to solve problems. The thinking routines once again help students to deepen their understanding, and The 7 Habits - with their focus on collaboration - enable students to operate independently and with increasing effectiveness.
Students are encouraged to find their voice and express with respect and clarity their opinions and thoughts. They are encouraged to think deeply, to consider their purpose, what motivates and interests them, and how they can thus contribute positively to world.
Working collaboratively, students use devices as tools to express their thoughts and document their thinking. Students take photographs, create videos and record podcasts as ways in which they can present their learning.
Each Year 3 student has access to an iPad and each Year 4 student has their own computer with which they build on their strengths, developing their IT knowledge to facilitate responsible digital fluency within their cohort.
With the confidence that comes from having gathered some useful tools, students then apply their learning in a wide variety of ways. Their research skills develop as they focus on how to find valuable information about a topic and how to present their learning to others within and beyond the College community. Independence is encouraged as teachers intentionally give students greater responsibly in all areas of their learning.