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Expert Learners

Look and see who are our ‘Expert Learners’ from July 2021.

Nightingale Class

This person has a lot of challenges to overcome, but does so with a smile on their face. They have put a lot of effort into their reading this term and have been resilient as they find it very tricky. This person enjoys learning but can get tired easily. This term I have seen an improvement in their determination to push through. This member of 1D had a personal challenge to run the full running track with the other children. Due to their resilience, they achieved their goal! This person has become more independent this term and knows that there are resources in the classroom to help them with their learning. I am so proud of this person and the hard worker they have become.  The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Nightingales is Jesse.

Goldfinch Class

The expert learner in Goldfinch class is someone who has recently shown determination and focus, while adopting a new attitude towards their learning. They have tried hard in every lesson and are always willing to take on feedback and act on this quickly and efficiently. They are an extremely polite member of the class and a good friend to everyone around them. They are an excellent role model for their peers and are a brilliant class helper, always looking for ways to help others, be it in their learning or in general school life. It has been a genuine pleasure teaching this child this year. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Goldfinches is Anaya.

Cardinal Class

I would like to nominate this person because they have a positive attitude to learning. Daily, this child reflects on their learning. They correct spellings carefully and act upon any advice given. This person is an excellent role model as they always try their best and always follow the school rules. They consistently show the Killigrew Values in the classroom and around school. This person listens well and is a great talk partner to anyone in the classroom. They always take pride in their work and will persevere with learning until they fully understand. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Cardinals is Arthur.

Parakeet Class

Our expert learner is someone who is very responsible. They always make sure that they follow our school rules whether they are in the classroom or out on the playground. This person has lovely manners and always says please and thank you. Our expert learner is resilient. They will work hard to understand their learning and they never give up! I have been so impressed with how this person has developed their reasoning skills – especially in Maths. They explain their ideas in full sentences and give lots of detail. This person is definitely a role model to others. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Parakeets is Amelie.

Puffin Class

Our expert learner in Puffin class is someone who is responsible and always makes the right choices. Every single day, this person enters the classroom with a beaming smile on their face. They have impeccable manners in and out of the classroom and are a role model to other children. In every lesson, they try their hardest and take responsibility for their learning. They will quietly reflect on any next steps they have been given and always challenging themselves to produce the best they can. This person listens well and is a great talk partner to anyone in the classroom. As a result, this person has made great progress in all lessons. It has been a pleasure to teach this person this year and watch their confidence grow. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Puffins is Ava.

Bluejay Class

My expert learner is someone who always tries their best and endeavours to complete their work to the best of their ability in all lessons. This person has worked extremely hard this year and has developed their ability and confidence when contributing during lessons. They are a reflective learner who uses feedback constructively to improve their work. The attitude to learning they have shown has been very impressive and they strive to be the best they can possibly be. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Bluejays is Leo.

Kingfisher Class

Over the course of Year 4, this expert learner has carefully and consistently built on their skills and produced thoughtful, creative and accurate work. They take responsibility for their learning and show great resilience by considering fairly whether they are confident enough to work independently or to ask for help. They show great resourcefulness by never giving up and working hard to accomplish their goals. Through engaging a variety of talk partners in excellent conversations, this child fantastically reasons their own point of view. They are often reflective when given instructions and feedback, and they have worked incredibly hard on improving their handwriting, spelling and times tables this year. This child is a great example of what you can achieve if you set your mind to it! The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Kingfishers is Poppy.

Macaw Class

This expert learner has really impressed me throughout the summer term. I have been impressed with how reflective this child has been when editing and improving their writing. They have attended all extra learning sessions with a positive attitude, which has shown excellent resilience. This child always contributes to class discussion thoughtfully and articulately. They have worked exceptionally hard at home and at school to learn their times tables and they are now an expert at these! In the classroom and on the playground, this child is always kind to others and makes sure that everyone is included. I have loved having this expert learner in my class and I am so proud of all the progress they have made. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Macaws is Aiden.

Toucan Class

The person I have chosen as our expert learner is someone who always gives their best effort in lessons, listens carefully to feedback and uses it superbly to make improvements to their work. This person shows incredible kindness towards their peers and encourages and supports others in their classwork and across other situations during the school day. This person represents and embodies all of the Killigrew Learning Powers and it has been a genuine pleasure teaching this role model this year. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Toucans is Leia.

Pelican Class

My expert learner is someone who has grown in confidence this year. This person has been contributing more in class discussions and is mature in their responses. I have been extremely impressed by their ability to reason and explain their thinking clearly and this individual is always happy to help others with their learning.  This person challenges themselves within the lesson and is determined to do their very best. They are reflective and will work independently to improve their work. I hope their hard work and enthusiasm continues! The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Pelicans is Freddie.

Eagle Class

My expert learner is someone who, over the past term, has really worked hard to become a more focused and engaged learner.  This person is now much more willing to put their hand up and contribute within class discussions and is ready to ask questions in order to deepen their understanding of a subject.  Every single day, this expert learner comes into school with a smile on their face.  They have such a kind and caring nature and always display beautiful manners.  This person spreads good cheer and happiness around our classroom and they are an absolute joy to teach. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, from Eagles is Christian.

Peacock Class

This person has focused so hard on their learning during Year 6 and has made super progress. They show great resilience and always persevere when the learning is tricky. This expert learner is reflective and listens carefully to my feedback, using it to further improve their work.  They have a really lovely and friendly personality and every day they come to school prepared to work hard and do their best.  This person is always beautifully polite and shows great kindness to their peers. The expert learner, who shows all of the five learning powers, is Amelie.