Our 5 Rs of learning are: Responsibility, Readiness, Resourcefulness, Reflectiveness and Resilience.
Children are introduced to these aspects of learning leading to becoming an effective learner.
The Learning Rs are introduced through stories:
Responsibility – The Little Red Hen
Readiness – The third little pig in the story of the Three Little Pigs
Resourcefulness – Anansi spider
Reflectiveness – The Owl who was afraid of the dark
Resilience – The Hare and the Tortoise
Our 5 Rs of Learning targets:
I make good choices in my behaviour and learning.
I work well with others in my learning.
I try hard to improve and recognise my achievements when I do well.
I show a ‘have a go’ attitude.
I am ready to learn and believe I can do it.
I know my learning targets.
I can investigate and explore.
I use what I already know to help me learn something new.
I can try different approaches in my learning.
I can think about what I am learning, and how to get better.
I look back and make connections.
I can stick at a job.
I can keep going even when I find work difficult.
We use this language of learning with the children. Children are rewarded for their learning behaviour through presentation of 5Rs certificates each week. Children work towards achieving their 5Rs bronze, silver and gold certificates; we have recently introduced the platimum award too.
In Key Stage 2 children are challenged through Assertive Mentoring discussions to set targets around their learning behaviour and these are shared with parents.