You might have seen our Floor Book in the classroom or have heard your children talking about it. There have also been a few photos on this blog of some of the pages from our Floor Book.
Here is a page from our floor book back from when we went to Cannon Hall…
We talk about what we want to learn on a Monday morning and then again on a Friday afternoon.
We start thinking what we want to learn in a Friday session. We are able to talk about the learning from the week previously and then decide where we want to take it next. By Monday we’ve been able to think about it some more and really focus in on what we want to learn. Miss Parker helps us think of some questions that we can answer and use as the focus for our learning that week. Our floor book time can happen at any time though. If we start having an interesting conversation it will go in our floor book to record our thoughts and learning.
Sometimes someone will have said something during the week which gives us an idea. This is how we started thinking and learning about Camouflage when Lacey made a comment about her camouflaged maths book.
Sometimes someone will have said something a few weeks ago and that leads our learning. This is how we knew we were going to be learning about Ramadan when we talked about when Eid was.
Sometimes we think of a totally new idea about something that we find interesting. This is like when we learnt about Stickers.
Sometimes we read a story and it give us another idea. This is like when we read the story of The Hueys and the New Jumper and it triggered the idea of costumes in Aissata’s mind.
Sometimes someone brings something to school and this starts us thinking about something new. This happened when Miss Parker brought the Tadpoles to school.
Sometimes there is a themed week in school and we have to think about the theme that our year group has been given. We try and make it as interesting as possible, like when we learnt about Chocolate for Fair-trade Week and Wall-E for Environment Week.
Sometimes our learning is linked to current events, such as EURO 2016 when we did lots of learning about football and the different countries the teams came from.
Who knows what we’ll learn abut next! It will be up to the children though…
We love it when our parents and carers look at our floor books with us and we can talk about what we have been learning. Its a really good way of finding out what your child has been learning and doing when they come home and they tell you ‘nothing’!
We love it even more when our parents and carers make comments about our floor book and link it to our learning at home.