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Headteacher: Mr Adam J. Earle MA(Ed) NPQH

LEARNING SKILLS

There are a range of key skills that children need to acquire in their journey to become a fully independent, efficient and effective learner.  From the Early Years we aim to help children acquire these skills. 

EARLY YEARS (RECEPTION)

In the EYFS, through play, guided activities and learning opportunities we encourage children to adopt, exhibit and use learning skills in three key areas:

ENGAGEMENT

Finding out and exploring
Playing with what they know
Being willing to ‘have a go'

MOTIVATION

Being involved and concentrating
Keeping trying
Enjoying achieving

THINKING

Having their own ideas
Making links
Choosing ways to do things

KEY STAGE ONE & TWO

Through Key Stage One and Two we support children to development learning skills under twelve headings. Through discussion and individual target setting we encourage them to become increasingly independent in their approach to learning.

The twelve headings are:

ENQUIRY
PROBLEM SOLVING

CREATIVE THINKING
INFORMATION PROCESSING

REASONING
EVALUATION
SELF-AWARENESS
MANAGING FEELINGS
MOTIVATION

EMPATHY
SOCIAL SKILLS
COMMUNICATION

Each aspect is divided into a series of objectives representing a progression as outlined in the document below.

PRACTICAL SKILLS

It is sometimes assumed that child will naturally acquire a wide range of practical skills associated with different equipment, tools and resources e.g. scissors and know how to perform certain practical tasks.  Our experience is that, unless they have experienced them and been shown the most effective or efficient methods they may struggle.

The following document, although not used for assessment, details a range of particular skills associated with common situations encountered in school.  In partnership with parents, we provide children with opportunities to acquire and develop these practical skills.