Today I told the children that I had jumped ahead to the end of the school year and was writing them all an end-of-year report saying what a great year they’d had. All they had to do in return was to write me a letter to explain why it was that they had had such a good year.
We talked about what makes a good learner and discussed the saying ‘Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right.’ The children wrote some great letters, showing they understood that if we believe in ourselves, work hard, and listen to and help one another, then there are no limits.
Sam: Every day I believed in myself and I was determined to learn. No matter how hard it was, I always gave it a try. I was especially proud when I produced a nice piece of art, even though it took a few attempts until I got it right. When things went wrong I asked my teammates for help. I worked together with my class; they learnt things off me and I learnt things off them.
Azeeza. I was determined to learn and never gave up, but when I was stuck my team mates helped me.
Oscar: If I was stuck with something one of my teammates helped me and if they were stuck I would help them.
Hollie: I found that when it comes to art I enjoy to help others and coach they if they really need my help. If any of my friends needed help I would always go over to their table and help them out.
Adam: Even when things went wrong, I just put a line through it and started again.
Alamine: In my team I was a really good teammate because I cooperated with my team really well and when I needed help I would ask a teammate or the teacher. I would never be afraid to ask for help and whenever my teammates needed help I would coach them. Every day when I go home I would always read. I think in class I worked really hard. Whenever I do work I always like to do it with pride.