The Infant Quest
In our Infant department our vision for pupil development is framed around the ‘Infant Quest’ – a unique reward and personal growth system based around seven learning powers. The Infant Quest instils a spirit of determined adventure at the beginning of each child’s educational journey, fostering skills that will remain with them for life.
Hero of the Week
Each week in our Primary Assembly a child from each infant class is awarded the ‘Hero of the Week’ certificate and badge for endeavour on a specific learning power. For example, they may have used their learning power of ‘perseverance’ in a story writing lesson, ‘concentration’ in mathematics or ‘have a go’ at something they found personally challenging.
Quest map- Working together
Our bespoke Quest maps are displayed in each Infant classroom, inspiring the children with an imaginative visual goal. The Quest map displays one learning power at a time, and as the class master each power the teacher moves the class boat closer and closer to Castle Blanchelande in the distance. The journey may take days, or even weeks…
To add further motivation, each child has their name on a star; as their personal grasp of the learning power gets stronger their named star is added to the sky, providing light for all those in the boat as they journey together to their destination. Truly, Blanchelande pupils learn the value of working together.
Each child’s own personal Quest chart maps out the seven learning powers that each is working towards. There are three levels of achievement within each learning power: bronze, silver and gold stickers are awarded by the teacher when the required standard is reached. This visual approach is very effective with younger children, and the chart also forms the basis for our feedback to you as parents, so that you are able to track your son or daughter’s all-round development.
The Infant Quest is an early introduction to the Blanchelande Diploma which starts in Year 3.