The hallmark of successful individuals is that they love learning, they seek challenges, they value effort and they persist in the face of obstacles. Carol Dweck, 2000
Our school learning vision is centered upon learning how to learn.
- Encouraging ambitious learners and a love of learning, through the teaching of ‘learning how to learn.’ Children are able to achieve more and reach higher standards.
- Developing lifelong learners who have the knowledge, skills and learning attributes that enable them to be resilient and adaptable learners. This will enable them to be equipped to deal with whatever challenges our rapidly changing world may hold for them.
- Establish growth mind-sets through a clear focus on valuing effort and maintaining effective feedback.
We hold these principles as the keys to success in securing literate and numerate children. They will then be well equipped to meet the challenges in the next stage of their learning journey because they are resilient, resourceful, reflective, co-operative, creative and independent learners.
Our curriculum vision has the development of literacy and numeracy at its core, alongside developing the attributes for children to be good learners, as these are the essential life skills for every child to be able to access future learning.
Also, at our core is the need for an experiential and enquiry led curriculum. Our children learn best through practical 'hands on' learning opportunities; these enable them to experience learning in a meaningful way that reflects their interest and needs. We tailor learning to provide children with opportunities to develop skills and explore concepts. These will allow them to build their knowledge and understanding through highly creative themes that will capture their interest, engage and ignite their imagination.
Our wider curriculum is skills based and, as such, we involve the children in planning themes of study so that their learning reflects their interests, which motivates them to learn.