Learning Attitudes

What are learning attitudes?

Learning attitudes are a way of promoting positive attitudes towards learning.  The aim is to change students negative attitudes towards learning by promoting a growth mindset and not a fixed one,  praising and awarding their efforts, not just their successes. Attitudes are learned behaviours which are highly susceptible to change. By introducing our learning attitudes we will be helping to shape the children’s behaviours within the classroom and build in the core values of resilience and determination. These learning attitudes will act as a motivational tool for children to love challenge, be intrigued by mistakes and enjoy effort.

Meet Our Learning Attitudes

MonkeyThis is Harry, the 'Have-A-Go Monkey'.  He is awared to children who are having a go, even though they are finding a task difficult. If they are not having a go, he may go and sit on their table to encourage them.

spider This is Lou, the 'Linking Spider'.  She is awarded to children who make links across the curriculum. This encourages children to understand that learning is transferable and that they can use their knowledge in all subjects.

  Bee This is Barry, the 'Collaborative Bee'.  He is awarded to children who work well together. This encourages them to work collaboratively with their peers and scaffold their learning in an environment which is safe and motivating.

tortoise This is Tim, the 'Don't Give Up Tortoise'.  He is awarded to children who show resilience in their work. They never give up, even if they are finding a task challenging. They are giving their best efforts.

ant This is Cherry, the 'Challenge Ant'.  She is awarded to children who show determination in their work and seek to challenge themselves. They aren’t satisfied with the easy option and have chosen an option that will get them thinking. This creates an environment where children want to be challenged!

Owl This is Ludvig, the 'Critical Owl'. He is awarded to children who show critical thinking or to those who ask critical questions during lessons. This encourages children to have an inquiring mind and question. 

unicorn This Imogen, the 'Imagination Unicorn'.  She is awarded to children who show creativity and imagination. This could be in terms of their thinking, questions, written work or how they approach a task. This encourages children to use their imagination and to think outside of the box. 

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