Our Learning Stars!

We plan and teach Learning Strategies to our children and celebrate when they use and apply them within their learning.  These can be achieved many ways.

Below are the twelve Learning Strategies and what they look like in practice.

Reasoning

  • Giving reason for opinions and actions
  • Drawing inferences
  • Making deductions
  • Explaining thoughts
  • Making judgements and decisions informed by reason or evidence

Information Processing

  • Locating and collecting information
  • Sorting
  • Classifying
  • Sequencing
  • Analysing relationships
  • Compare and contrast

Social Skills

  • Good manners and respect for others
  • Sharing
  • Making and keeping friends
  • Listening skills
  • Asking questions

Motivation

  • A Growth Mind-Set attitude
  • Effort is valued
  • Drafting and re-drafting multiple pieces of work
  • children taking initiative for their own learning

Creative Thinking

  • Generating and extending ideas
  • Hypothesising
  • Applying imagination
  • Looking for alternative and innovative outcomes

Self-awareness

  • Awareness of own and others feelings
  • Coping with negative feelings
  • Positive choices when faced with conflict
  • Develop Emotional Intelligence

Communication

  • I can tell you why and how I have been successful
  • I can say what I am going to do next
  • I can ask questions that help with my learning
  • I can listen to and communicate with my peers

Empathy

  • I am caring and supporting of my peers
  • I know how to be caring

Problem Solving

  • Using your imagination
  • Taking a risk
  • Being brave
  • Using resources to help learn
  • Make links and know next steps

Managing Feelings

  • I know what to do if I feel cross or frustrated with my learning
  • I know how to express my feelings in a safe way

Evaluation

  • Evaluating information
  • Judging the value of what the learner reads, hears and does
  • Developing criteria for judging the value of their own and other’s work or ideas

Enquiry

  • Asking relevant questions
  • Posing and defining problems
  • Planning what to do
  • Thinking how to research
  • Predicting outcomes
  • Anticipating consequences
  • Testing conclusions
  • Improving ideas