Elli Future Skills Characters

 

As part of our vision we are committed to enabling the children to develop as confident and adaptable learners.

 

Our Elli Future Skills characters help us realise this vision.

The Elli characters are used throughout the school to focus children on the different ways they learn.

We read the Elli story to introduce the characters to the children.

Click here to read the Elli story. (This is a large file and takes time to open)

Staff use the characters to model, teach and share the different characteristics of effective learning.

Each class has a set of Elli characters and they are also displayed around the school.

 

Children are encouraged to develop their awareness of the Elli future skills.

Staff praise and reward children with Elli character stickers.

e.g. if a child has  'linked' their learning they may earn a Spider sticker.

 

Every Friday members of the teaching staff nominate 'Star Learners' from each class.

Children are nominated for showing different Elli future skills.

e.g. 'Congratulations Danny you are Star Learner as you challenged yourself like Challenge Chimp when learning how to work with money.'

The children find out who the Star Learners are in our Friday Celebration Assembly.

Each Star Learner receives a sticker, certificate and a phone call home from the Headteacher to share the good news!

 

So if your child comes home from  school saying 'I learned like the Tortoise today' you now know what they are talking about!

For more information regarding the Elli Future Skills characters please contact Mrs Perris - our Leader of Learning.

March 2015

Reception school councillors have been on an 'Elli Safari' to the Reception classrooms.  They interviewed children to see which Elli future skills were being used.

Blue Class were taking part in Planning Time (planning ahead like the owl character).  Tyler and Isabelle asked questions (like curious cat) to different children.

Yellow Class were taking part in guided reading and Independent English activities.  Vincent, Maisie and Cole asked questions (like curious cat) to different children.

Red Class were taking part in Challenge Time (like the chimp).  Tyler and Neveah asked questions (like curious cat) to different children.  Some children were eager to be interviewed and came over to tell us about their learning.

March 2015

Year 1 school councillors have been on an 'Elli Safari' to the Year 1 classrooms.  They interviewed children taking part in Independent Learning Opportunities (ILOs) to see which Elli future skills were being used.

The following questions were asked to the Year 1 school councillors after our Elli Safari.

 

Was the Elli Safari useful?

Yes. Because it was fun. We went in every class in Year 1.

 

What did you learn?

Writing people’s answers. It was my best bit when I went in my own class (seeing Elli characters)

 

What are we going to share with all of the children at SSIS?

The Elli characters. The children know them very well. The challenge chimp was the most popular Elli character.

 

What are we going to share with the adults at SSIS?

ILOs are fun.

February 2015

Year 2 school councillors have been on an 'Elli Safari' to the Year 2 classrooms.  They interviewed children taking part in Independent Learning Opportunities (ILOs) to see which Elli future skills were being used.

The following questions were asked to the Year 2 school councillors after our Elli Safari.

 

Was the Elli Safari useful?

"Yes, very! Because it gives us feedback for when we do our learning."

 

What did you learn?

"You can link your learning. It gives us ideas of what other people are doing. I learned about that when even when we get nervous it’s good to be brave (tortoise). I was linking my learning all day today because I was writing on my clipboard and that was writing and it gave me a clue what to do cos you’ve been explaining it to us."

 

What are we going to share with all of the children at SSIS? (Assembly being planned)

"We could read the stuff from our clipboards. We could answer questions from the children.  All the Elli characters were being used."

 

What are we going to share with the adults at SSIS?

"Show them the pictures. We could show them the tally charts. The most popular Elli character observed was the unicorn because it had the most tallies. It was the creative unicorn. It helps with your imagination."