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Being Successful Learners - Gem Powers

Gem Power! ~ Learners of the Week ~ Week ending ~ 14th February 2020


Eva (Butterfly Class) Emerald Power! ~ Eva showed emerald power this week by persevering to complete and label a map.


Stefania (Bumblebee Class) Sapphire Power! ~ Stefania showed sapphire power this week by listening carefully, following instructions and focusing on her work..


Myah (Ladybird Class) Sapphire Power! ~ Myah showed sapphire power this week by working on her writing skills.


Pippa (Maple Class) Ruby Power! ~ Pippa showed ruby power this week by going out of her way to show kindness to others.


Ruby (Willow Class) Ruby Power! ~ Ruby showed ruby power this week by always making kind and helpful choices.


Victor (Laurel Class) Emerald Power! ~ Victor showed emerald power this week by being happy to try unfamiliar part-whole division.


Lexi (Birch Class) Topaz Power! ~ Lexie showed topaz power this week by working well in a group to perform a poem, giving good ideas and listening to others.


Dylan (Pine Class) Topaz Power! ~ Dylan showed topaz power this week by constantly being a positive energy in Pine class; always smiling and willing to help others.


Drew (Cedar Class) Topaz Power! ~ Drew showed topaz power this week by working superbly with a partner during a fraction problem-solving activity.


Kallie (Cedar Class) Topaz Power! ~ Kallie showed topaz power this week by working superbly with a partner during  a fraction problem-solving activity.

Gem Powers!


In order to enable all of our pupils to develop into successful learners, with the attitudes, attributes and skills needed for life, we have developed Dr Tom Robson’s ‘Gem Project’ as the basis for our learning curriculum; this curriculum underpins all the learning that takes place at our school.


In our school, we have 7 gems; each one represents a key learning attitude or skill:


Ruby Power - this is achieved by being positive and kind to others. Smiling and being friendly to others and showing good attention to the ideas of others also helps you to gain lots of this power!


Topaz Power - this gem helps us to work well within a class – we know when to take turns, when to work with others or alone and how to ask questions and share our learning. You achieve this gem by using the skills of collaboration and group learning. Playing an active part within a team and showing respect for the views of others are key factors.


Diamond Power - this is gained by taking responsibility for solving your own problems, having ownership over your learning and setting yourself goals or next steps. By doing this, you make your brain grow and your learning starts to sparkle!


Emerald Power - this one is key for our school. To achieve this, you need to be willing to take risks with your learning, knowing that learning new things is not easy and that mistakes might happen. Being resilient enough to pick yourself up and try again is what makes our learners dazzle in green! Get that bouncebackability!


Azurite Power - this power works best when you are motivated to learn; be keen and show enthusiasm for learning new things and be positive about all learning experiences. By being enthusiastic, this can help you to enjoy your time in school even more. Start sparkling in pale blue!


Sapphire Power - you can gain lots of this power by staying focused on your learning task and ignoring the 'monster' distractions. Push yourself to achieve your goals without being distracted and you will be shimmering in blue!


Amethyst Power - build your own self-esteem to make your purple power shine. Share your work with others and be gracious when you are praised. Know what you are good at and be proud of your achievements.