We recognise that the pupils need to have ownership for their learning if it is to be purposeful and meaningful. All subject leads complete a 'pupil voice' every half term, this could be in the form of a discussion or a questionnaire and can be open-ended or have a specific focus. The subject leads then use the ideas suggested by the children to inform their action plan, for example: children can now be rewarded with certificates on their journey towards their 100% multiplication badge; we now have a dedicated art room and we have pupils from Upper Key Stage Two who work as play leaders in the Key Stage One playground.
Additionally, at the start of every new topic, the class teacher asks the children what they already know and what they would like to find out. The teacher then incorporates these ideas into their planning and answers any questions, that the children may have, throughout the unit of work. The children are encouraged to take ownership for their learning and to complete work in their own unique and creative ways. At the end of each topic, Mrs Weston looks at all of the topic books and selects the best ones. The owners of the chosen topic books are awarded title of 'Project Professor' during our celebration assembly and their books are put on display for pupils, parents, teachers and visitors to see.