Our Quest (Our Vision)
Our aim is:
For all our children to be very special healthy, responsible, happy, successful and achieving young people – Star Children!
We believe that:
Learning is accelerated when pupils and staff are in an exceptionally positive and happy environment
“I Shine Learning” is unique to our children and the best way to deliver creative and fun learning across both schools
Each child is part of the daily Learning Journey to:
1. achieve very high standards in academic learning
2. achieve in a huge range of exciting subject areas beyond reading writing and maths
3. find and develop their talents and passions
“I Shine Learning” develops each individual child into a very special, responsible person by using:
1. Our simple guide – The Orion Way
2. “GO POWER” personal thinking method
“I Shine Learning” can continue at the Gold Star Centre outside school hours and also when a child has continued beyond the primary age.
All children and adults are of equal worth in our large community.
I Shine Primary Learning Explained
We are a little bit different from many schools as we create learning that is fun, simple and inspires the children to become someone very special.
Each year we have an annual quest to recognise the star in everyone and to make a Star Child of every child. The annual quest varies its theme e.g. “Quest to be the Best”, “GO Quest – the discovery quest” and "Power ON! The Quest to Empower" "I Can, We Can" and "Think Fresh, Be Fresh" which is our theme for 2018/19
The Learning Journey, The Learning Adventure
Academic Learning, World Learning, Smart Learning
The Orion Way, The Golden Way
GO Power – Character Development
Power it! – 16 Techniques for Learning and Living
Smart Enterprise Teams – Staff Leading Learning
The Orion Way
Children have the Golden Way which sets a basic expectation in behaviour and attitude.
We learn 3 core areas - Academic learning, Our World Learning and Smart Learning – this is a range of essential curriculum areas organised in a creative and inspiring way. We believe children should discover, explore, and investigate their learning as well as be guided by staff. We believe that excellence and achievement is the key to succeeding on the learning adventure and becoming a Golden person.
Every day children are expected to use a very simple method of personal thinking called GO POWER.
The Golden Way provides a basic guide for pupils however many other attributes for life need to be learnt e.g. self-motivation, thinking skills, independence, self-management, decision making, understanding our learning style etc.
A Star Child
We would describe a Star Child as:
· A person who tries their best
· A great learner
· Responsible, a good decision maker and know right from wrong
· A good friend
· Polite and well mannered
· Confident about themselves
· Positive in attitude
· A good communicator
· Respectful and understanding of others
· Strong in commitment
· Hard working
By Year 6
A child will be all of the above and also:
a) know his/her academic strengths
b) know his/her talents
I Shine Learning
Our Special Curriculum (Summary)
A Child also……
Other Key “I Shine” Strategies
Champion Reader, GO READ, Mathletics
Go Goals and Assessing Pupil Progress
The Shine Academies and Additional Learning
GO FEST and Word Up Fest
I Shine Graduation
Our Extra Learning
(learning alongside the regular curriculum)
Clubs – Active Time