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Being Successful Learners - Gem Powers

Gem Power! ~ Learners of the Week ~ Week ending ~ 13th December 2019


Nelly (Butterfly Class) Ruby Power! ~ Nelly showed ruby power this week by always showing kindness to peers.


Riley (Bumblebee Class) Emerald Power! ~ Riley showed emerald power this week by persevering with his reading and moving onto the next book level.


Olivia (Ladybird Class) Ruby Power! ~ Olivia showed ruby power this week by always helping, smiling and encouraging others.


Wren (Maple Class) Diamond Power! ~ Wren showed diamond power this week by designing such an imaginative volcanic eruption!


Benoit (Maple Class) Diamond Power! ~ Benoit showed diamond power this week by going above and beyond with his homework project, expertly presenting a model of the earth and power-point.


Caitlin (Willow Class) Azurite Power! ~ Caitlin showed azurite power this week by always trying her best with her learning.


Abigail (Laurel Class) Amethyst Power! ~ Paddy showed amethyst power this week by accepting praise and improved self-esteem.


Niccolo (Birch Class) Emerald Power! ~ Niccolo showed emerald power this week for his bouncebackability and resilience in maths.


Jamie (Pine Class) Azurite Power! ~ Jamie showed azurite power this week by having a positive 'can do' attitude towards all of his learning.


Kallie (Cedar Class) Azurite Power! ~ Kallie showed azurite power this week by showing great enthusiasm this week, whether it be completing her healthy eating leaflet, volunteering to read aloud, or offering support to others.

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.