18 Jan Learning about learning.
On Tuesday, Year 6 were visited by Fayon from Learning Performance. We had a fun day learning about learning and how we can be better at it. We thought about our brains and how everybody learns in different ways. We were taught different memory techniques which can help us when we review our learning. For one activity, in pairs, we were challenged to remember 10 different locations (which included Legoland, Disneyland, Streatham Ice Rink, Dubai and Pizza Hut!) We made up actions and stories to help us remember the places in the correct order. It was harder than it looked! The skills we learnt on Tuesday should prove useful when we are preparing for our SATs and to help us develop our ability to learn independently as we move on to secondary school. At the end of the day we reflected on what we might now do differently: “Remember that I have a good memory” – Grace; “I will try to be more calm and less stressed.” – Selvagan; “Stay calmer when I don’t know the answer in a test” – Fletcher; “I will tell myself I am awesome!” – Aimee; “I am going to train my mind, revise and tell others about what I have learnt.” – Xanthe; “Think more positive. Think that revision is just fun reviewing.” – Ben; “Use loci.” – Stephanie.