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Behaviour for Learning

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It is so important that children understand how they learn and can access learning tools to help them succeed. Learning is for life so investing time in developing awareness of how we learn will support the children’s confidence now and in the future.

At New Horizons Primary School we advocate Guy Claxton’s Building Learning Power and his 4 learning dispositions of:  Resilience, Reciprocity, Reflectiveness and Resourcefulness.  Each of these dispositions are represented by a school learning hero:

Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageMeet Tough Turtle.  He is resilient and always tries his hardest in    his learning. He perseveres and strives for accuracy.

 

Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageMeet Solver Snail.  She is resourceful and ready to learn in different ways.  She takes her time to think about predict and plan learning and makes links with what she already knows.  She imagines new possibilities and thinks creatively.

 

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Meet Collaborative Crab.  She is reciprocal and learns well in a team as well on her own.  She knows how to be flexible and to compromise and harmonise when working together.

Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageMeet Reflective Ray.  He is reflective and ready to revisit and edit his learning.  He knows what sort of learner he is and knows how he learns best.  Reflective Ray understands that feedback helps us to grow and that editing and refining is an important                                     part of the learning process.

 

At New Horizons Primary School all children share a similar language for learning, this helps everyone to talk about and understand how we learn.   How well you learn is not a matter of how bright you are, it is a matter of experience, practise and building and retrieving memory pathways.  Learning to learn can be developed by everyone, there are no limits.  Our friendly learning heroes ensure that learners at New Horizons Primary School are successful, confident and aspirational.