What is Learning?
What is Learning in our School?
The quality of learning and teaching that takes place in our school is of the highest priority.
As a whole school staff, we have drawn upon the research of the experts, combined it with our own unique knowledge and experiences and produced a Learning Charter, which is specific to our school.
At Clyst Heath we believe that learning is fun!
In addition we believe that children are likely to learn successfully if:
- Learning is broken down into manageable chunks and extends knowledge, skills and understanding
- It builds upon what children already know
- It is contextually relevant
- Opportunities are given to celebrate achievements
- It incorporates a variety of learning activities
- Rigour and challenge is provided
- High levels of self esteem are promoted
- They feel safe and supported
- They work in a stimulating environment
- There are high levels of motivation, interest and reflection
- They understand how to take responsibility for their own learning
- Basic needs are being met
- The learning has a sense of purpose
- All pupils are treated equally no matter what their individual need
In respect of children’s learning at Clyst Heath we will always:
- Give children opportunities to apply what they already know in order to learn something new
- Give children a range of learning experiences to meet a variety of different needs
- Encourage children to reflect, demonstrate, consolidate and celebrate their learning
- Provide a safe environment where there is a good deal of praise and encouragement and where high levels of self esteem are promoted
- Involve children in the learning process
- Motivate the children by providing rigour and challenge
- Assist children to develop lively and enquiring minds
- Make the learning fun
- Encourage children to make a commitment to their own learning
At Clyst Heath we want children to take responsibility for their own learning by:
- Promoting levels of independence
- Providing a supportive learning environment
- Providing opportunities for children to talk about their learning
- Sharing explicit learning objectives
- Supporting children to identify the next steps in their learning
- Providing time for reflection, practice and consolidation
- Encouraging children to ask higher order questions to deepen their own learning
- Providing opportunities for children to make appropriate choices regarding their learning
- Encouraging children to extend learning beyond the school