A big welcome to the Teoteo Learning Space from the teachers Mrs Wendy Lindsay, Mr Andy Richmond, Mrs Emma Howes, Mrs Kay Weeks and the Teoteo children. All that we do in Teoteo reflects the Southbrook School Kete.
This means all children have rich authentic opportunities to add to their Three Kete through highlighting Kete strengths.
Character Kete: We focus on developing the skills of independence, responsibility, organisation, having a positive attitude towards learning, taking responsible risks, resilience and regulating self.
Relationships Kete: We focus on having opportunities to form many relationships (with their peers, senior learning buddies and staff). We actively teach the skills of communication, listening, cooperation, respecting others, showing compassion and being honest.
Knowledge Kete: We focus on developing self-managing learners in a flexible yet structured learning environment. The children have a variety of opportunities to learn and to share their learning with others during whole class, small group instructional lessons and independent activities.
As teachers, we work collaboratively and believe this has many benefits for the children. We have noted that the children are making the most of the many different learning opportunities and the depth of learning is evident. For us as teachers, this has meant that we too are adding to our Three Kete. Rather than working in isolation, we are working together, in a supportive way, to create a holistic and optimum learning environment for your children.
While a large emphasis is placed upon the skills developed through our Three Kete (Knowledge, Character and Relationships), there is a large emphasis placed on Literacy, Mathematics and self-directed explorations (play-based learning). Other Curriculum Areas including The Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Technology, Health and Physical Education are incorporated into the weekly programme and are the basis of school-wide focus weeks.
Our aim (as for all learning areas) is that your child enjoys their learning and applies their skills and knowledge in everyday life. To share our learning, we use the ‘Seesaw Learning Journal App’. This provides the opportunity to be connected with your child and to engage with how they are adding to their Three Kete in Teoteo.
There are many stimulating activities that are provided each day in Teoteo to allow all learners to be actively engaged in their learning.