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The Big Think

The idea behind the ‘Big Think’ is to provide children with the opportunity to further their learning and generate thinking which enables parents and children to engage in purposeful learning together at home. The ‘Big Think’ project theme is linked to the thematic topic being taught across the key stage during the half term and helps to strengthen our home/school partnership in developing our children’s learning.

 

The  children receive a title and a series of questions for them to respond to (one each week).

 

The children will be able to respond to the question in a form of their choice, e.g. creating a mini project, a PowerPoint presentation, a piece of artwork etc. The project will last for the duration of a half term, with the children receiving an opportunity to discuss the next open question each week in class to further develop their ‘Big Think’ project ideas each week. These questions will draw on the children’s thinking across a range of curriculum areas.

 

Each child will then share their response to the project in the final week of the half term and have an opportunity to reflect on their learning individually, with their teacher and their peers.

 

We aim for the ‘Big Think’ to provide the children with an opportunity to challenge themselves, enthuse about their learning and take greater ownership as well as raise the profile and value of engaging in learning across all curriculum subjects.

 

Please note that where necessary, staff may send home additional activities to support and consolidate other aspects of the children’s learning, particularly where areas of difficulty may arise within classroom teaching.