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Learning to Learn

It is important to create a love of learning and to teach and promote learning behaviours that will form a foundation for good learning within the classroom and beyond.

As a school, we teach and promote six particular learning behaviours from the Nursery through to Year 6 and we do this through six well known book characters. These six learning behaviours are:

being resilient

being a risk taker

being reflective

being resourceful

considering relationships

being respectful

When being resilient, children try to do the following:

I can become absorbed in my learning.

I can recognise and manage distractions.

I can create my ideal environment for learning. 

I know when I need to take time out to think.

I am good at noticing things.

I can use my previous learning.

I don’t give up when things get tricky.

I can learn from my mistakes.

I understand that sometimes learning can be a slow process.

When being a risk taker, children try to do the following:

I know if I am wrong about something I can still learn from it.

I can put forward my ideas even if they are not the same as other people’s ideas.

I think in creative ways and use it to further my learning.

I know that my thinking might sometimes take me in a different direction.

I can take risks in order to solve problems. 

I think about risks but I still have a go.

When being reflective, children try to do the following:

I can plan ahead. I can plan a course of action.

I can plan for the time and resources I will need.

I can plan to overcome any obstacles I may meet.

I can be flexible.

I can make changes to my plans if necessary.

I can think about my work as I go along. I can see new opportunities.

I can think about what is important in my learning.

I can be my own learning coach.

I can recognise how I learn best.

I can talk about how I learn.

I can talk about my work when it is going well or when it is challenging.

When being resourceful, children try to do the following:

I am good at asking questions.

I am curious.

I can think more deeply during learning.

I can see connections between different events and experiences.

I can use my imagination to ask ‘What if … ?’.

I can work logically and systematically.

I can give evidence to support my thinking.

I can spot the strengths and weaknesses in information.

I can use a wide range of resources appropriately. 

I can spot future opportunities. 

When considering relationships, children try to do the following:

I know when it is best to learn on my own or with others.

I can share my ideas. I can listen to other people’s ideas.

I can contribute to and draw strength from a team.

I can see someone else’s point of view.

I can imitate other people’s good ideas and good behaviour.  

I can use my knowledge of another person to explain their actions and feelings.

When being respectful, children try to do the following:  

I respect and recognise other people’s viewpoints.

I respect other people’s property.

I respect school property.

I respect school rules.

I respect the similarities and differences between myself and others. 

I respect my culture and the culture and beliefs of others.