Thursday, 23 November 2017

Approaches to Teaching and Learning

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Key Stage Two

There are 6 core learner skills in Key Stage Two:

A curious learner will…

Ask questions and seek out the answer .  A curious learner will be self-motivated because they feel good about their learning. Curiosity makes learning rewarding. A curious learner is more likely to remember their learning.

A confident learner will…

Have belief in themselves and will be proud of their learning and achievements. A confident learner is an eager learner. Confidence helps us to cope with the ups and downs of learning. A confident learner develops good relationships with their teachers and peers which helps them to improve.

A resilient learner will…

Learn from their mistakes and take on challenges. A resilient learner will show determination, grit and perseverance. Resilience helps us to bounce back stronger. A resilient learner will recover quickly from difficulties.

A learner that listens will…

Focus on the speaker, maintaining eye contact, and concentrate. They will try and understand the other person’s point of view, using signs such as nodding and words of     encouragement. A good listener will listen not only to what is being said but also to what is left unsaid.

A learner that discusses will…

Work with others to think of and share ideas. A good discussion allows everyone the chance to talk. A learner that discusses well will offer their opinions, look for opportunities to contribute and challenge others in a respectful way.

An independent learner will …

Try things for themselves, are self -motivated and set their own goals. They manage their time well and reflect on their own learning. They learn from positive role models. An independent learner takes responsibility for their own learning and makes their own decisions.

At St. Patrick’s we encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning and our learner skills’ helps them to be more self –aware and  think about their own learning more explicitly. Special ‘St Patrick’s Learner’ assemblies take place every half term to celebrate our children’s learning.