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Listening

Listening

The receiving, retaining and processing of ideas.
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Step 4

Learner Descriptor

Learners listen to others and can tell why they are communicating with them

Teacher Explanation

Learners listen to others and can tell why they are communicating with them

Resources

  • Reward System: Step 0 to Mixed
    Support learners to use consistent language and recognise when they are applying essential skills successfully by using this Essential Skills mat and rewarding them with these colourful Essential Skills tokens.
  • Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: Who stole the chocolate? They gather and analyse clues to decide which of the fairytale character suspects committed a fictional crime (stealing chocolate from the school/community building).
  • Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What makes a successful society? They build a new society on a distant moon called Utopia, including selecting who will be the first citizens, creating an animal that will help people and building a 3D model of a new city.
  • Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: How might we travel in the future? They design and build a model of a new form of transport intended to cope with the harsh conditions faced in Earth's future.
  • Creative Spaces Premium
    Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: What are the Arts? They research, design and present a new Arts centre for their local community. Learners produce a 3D floorplan, creating miniature models of furniture and art equipment.
  • Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: How can we make our country a better place to live? They create political parties by developing policies, designing party branding and taking part in an exciting hustings.
  • Game On Premium
    Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: Why do we have rules in sport? They research, design and present a brand new sport, including rules, players' kit and a model playing field.
  • Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: How can we help people celebrate events? They explore the world of entrepreneurship by researching, designing, making a set of greetings cards.
  • Level Up Premium
    Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: How can we share our community in a positive way? They create a computer game that celebrates their community. They will work together to decide on the game style before going on to design the characters, environment, and scoring system.
  • Challenge Day: Step 4 to Step 6
    Over the course of the challenge, learners apply Steps 4-6 in all eight essential skills as they consider: How do you set up your own business? They explore the world of entrepreneurship by setting up their own start-up designing, making and selling a range of souvenirs to show off the best aspects of their local community.