As our pupils progress through the Stephen Perse Foundation, and there is an increasing pressure on the level of learning that needs to be achieved, it is important to still allow the children to make their own decisions and choices about the resources they need to help them learn.
In our Year 1 and 2 classes the children try out their ideas in the Plan-do-review lessons.
They take the time to think about the what they want to learn and how they are going to learn it, discovering that sometimes even the resources they have access to in school are not enough to help them achieve such ambitious ideas and that they need to think about finding help from a wider context.
The children are beginning to discover that part of the learning process is being able to recognise the tools that will best help them learn. This can be as simple as knowing that they write a story more effectively using a pencil and paper instead of typing on an iPad and having this knowledge will help them continue to be reflective life long learners.