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– and The McGinty Speech and Language Centre

"Let your light shine”, Matthew 5. 16

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Learner of the Week

Friday 9th July


Ruby is our learner of the week.

Your confidence in Maths has grown this term and you have been answering questions confidently and have added fractions easily this week.  Super work😁

Friday 2nd July


Olwyn is our star learner this week.  


Olwyn has been noticed for her great sportsman attitude and has shown compassion and love by being a good friend, helping and understanding. 


She is flourishing just in the right time for year 6.

Friday 25th June


Joseph is our learner of the week.


Joseph has broken his arm but has shown perseverance without complaint.  Mr Donald has commented about his positive attitude and his concentration during this time and we have also seen this in class.  Well done Joseph. 

Lola is our learner of the week this week,  She has impressed us with her multiplication this week.  Showing us that she has been learning her times tables and being able to apply this knowledge using the column method.  Well done Lola.



Although Carys has been feeling poorly this week, she has shown perseverance to complete all of her work. 

She has been given some new Maths challenges this week, which she has completed very well and has been seen helping her peers.

Carys has also shown that she is a good friend this week.

Well done Carys, keep up the hard work!

Alex is our learner of the term.

Alex is a pleasure to teach because she strives to be the best that she can be every day.

Alex is always eager to learn new knowledge and understands that to enable her light to shine she needs to listen carefully and be prepared to challenge herself to further her learning. 

During Maths, Alex contributes to class discussion, using mathematical vocabulary to explain her reasoning and she regularly shows compassion by supporting other members in the class.  Alex regularly finishes the work she has been given but instead of sitting and waiting to be told what to do next, she independently starts the Maths challenges which demonstrates her commitment to learning and sometimes involves a great deal of perseverance when the answer is not always easy to find.

If you enjoy story time, then Alex comes highly recommended by Willow Class.  She recently read George’s Marvellous Medicine to the class, which all of Willow Class even the adults enjoyed listening to.  Alex read with great enthusiasm, changing her voice for each character, and changing the speed and volume to keep us all thoroughly entertained. 

Not only can Alex read well but she is also very good at writing herself.  Alex has produced some outstanding pieces of writing, including expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, colons and so much more!

In the playground and during our P.E lessons, Alex has shown good leadership and team qualities such as communication, empathy and respect for others when organising games and playing as part of a team.

Alex, Mrs McConnel, and I are very proud to say that you are a member of our class, you truly deserve learner of the term.  Well done, keep up the hard work!


Friday 21st May


Ollie is our learner of the week.  Your commitment to learning is exceptional Ollie.  You always try your best and ask inquisitive questions.  You have also demonstrated your commitment by producing amazing pieces of homework. 

Mrs McConnel and I would like to say a big well done and keep up the hard work!

Friday 14th May


Jack is our learner of the week.  He works hard in every lesson, answers questions and contributes ideas.  Well done Jack, keep up the hard work!

Friday 7th May


Riley is our learner of the week.  Riley always has a big smile when he comes into class and is eager to learn.  He is also has extremely good manners and is very kind.

Well done Riley, keep up the hard work!

Friday 30th April


Our learner of the week is Alice.  This week Alice you have been focussed and this has allowed you to complete work to the best of your ability.   Your work in Maths has been super and you have managed to move to the gold level for place value, well done!


We have also spotted you showing kindness and compassion towards others in class and on the field.


We are very proud of you Alice, keep up the hard work!

Friday 23rd April


Our learner of the week is Daisy.  Daisy is a very kind and caring member of our class.  This week she has been spotted supporting her peers in class with their guided reading and Maths and has shown a good understanding of place value this week.  Super work Daisy!

Thursday 1st April


Fletcher is our learner of the term.

Fletcher is a very kind and caring member of our class.  He contributes to class discussion and provides clear explanations.

During home learning and in class Fletcher demonstrated that he could manage his time, follow instruction, and work independently.  He has produced outstanding work, always going the extra mile.  For example, Mrs McConnel and I were very impressed with the CV that he wrote not only because of his exceptional presentation but because he also used ambitious and persuasive language effectively.

In Maths, he has shown that he is able to use his timetables knowledge to find equivalent fractions and convert fractions to be able to compare and order. 

Fletcher is 100% committed to his learning and is a pleasure to teach, and we are very proud of him.

Friday 26th March


Our learner of the week is Hannah.  You have an excellent attitude towards learning, you show initiative and we have discovered that you are a fraction genius. You have worked so hard this week Hannah, well done!

Friday 19th March


Leo you are our learner of the week.  We are so impressed with your positive attitude towards your learning since you have returned to school.  You have been contributing to class discussion, working well with your talking partner and giving 100%.  Well done Leo, keep up the hard work!

Friday 12th March


Our learner of the week is Rhys.

Mrs McConnel and I are so impressed with your presentation, your handwriting has improved so much.  
You have also given answers and explanations during Maths showing a good understanding of fractions, percentages and decimals.

Well done Rhys!

Today Freddie, Evan and Jack received certificates for participating in the Learning and Discover Festival.  Well done boys! 

Friday 5th March


Luca you are our learner of the week. 


Mrs McConnel and I have been so impressed with all of the wonderful work you have produced.  We especially like that you used Mine Craft to design a humanist building, it is very good.


Well done Luca!

Friday 26th February


Our learner of the week is Ati.


Ati, you are always enthusiastic about your learning and you share explanations and comments during our zoom meetings everyday.

You have also shown a good understanding of fractions.

Well done Ati, keep up the hard work!

Friday 12th February


Our learner of the term is Henry.

You have let your light shine this term Henry. 

Mrs McConnel and I have been very impressed with the way that you have organised yourself, participated in lessons and with the work that you have produced this term.

You have answered questions and provided explanations during zoom lessons, showing good understanding of area, perimeter, multiplication, and division.  When you have found questions difficult, you have not given up, you have persevered and you have asked for help from us and mum. You have listened carefully and managed to correct your own work realising where you made mistakes.

You have also demonstrated that you are very creative.  Such as making a surfboard that can also be used as a chalk board and creating an attractive face book page for your end of term project.  You thought very carefully about the end of term project sharing lots of great ideas about how you could promote your event and you also offered to help one of your team members with their work, which showed that you are kind and caring.

Mrs McConnel and I have also enjoyed seeing your den develop over the weeks from pictures that you have sent to us.

We are so proud of the way you have approached your learning during lockdown Henry.  Keep up the hard work!


Friday 5th February


Ivy is our learner of the week, this week. 


Ivy we are so proud of you because you have worked so hard!  Everyday you send in work that is of a very high quality.  Your written work includes ambitious vocabulary, technical words and is organised very clearly.   You are happy to join Mrs McConnel and I to read your work on a zoom call, which you do with great enthusiasm. 


Well done Ivy, you are continuing to let your light shine!

Friday 29th January


Our learner of the week this week is Emily.  Emily, Mrs McConnel and I have been very impressed with the work you have sent us this week.  We can see that you have been working very hard!  The presentation and content of your work has been super.

Well done!

Friday 22nd January


Lola is our learner of the week this week because of her fantastic attitude towards her work.  She perseveres when activities are tricky and never gives up!  Lola has produced some fantastic pieces of work this term and we have seen her confidence grow!


Well done Lola!

Friday 15th January

Brooke is our learner of the week, because she is really letting her light shine!  We have seen Brooke's confidence grow and with that confidence she is now one of the first to put her hand up to answer a question in class. Well done, Brooke!