At Stanley Road, children get praised when they’re successful in their learning. Often this means when children have written a lot, perhaps got everything right or presented work neatly. However, schools don’t often praise thinking. Thinking well means learning well. Our curriculum is based on thinking skills so we should acknowledge when children develop them.
Each time your child shows us a useful kind of thinking, we’ll praise them and tell them why. For example, if they saw a pattern in spelling which helped them write a new word, we’d praise them for analysing. If they invented a new calculation method in maths, we'd praise them for creating.
Above you can see an example of a poster. This shows the children the kind of thinking which is successful. There is also one of the sticker charts. If you have any questions, ask your children’s class teacher or a senior leader. We’ll be glad to help.