Building Learning Power
We are exercising our brain power and stretching our thinking muscle!
At Goldfield we are committed to building children’s learning power; not just what they are learning, but more importantly learning how to learn. One of the major developments in recent years has been the introduction of Professor Guy Claxton’s pioneering work on helping young people become better independent learners, which suggests that there are four learning dispositions we are calling these - Perseverance, Resourcefulness, Reflectiveness and co-operation.
- Perseverance - being ready, willing and able to learn and sustain concentration
resilience, managing distractions, absorption, noticing, concentration, determination
- Resourcefulness - being ready, willing and able to learn in different ways
questioning, capitalising, making links, reasoning, imagining, creating, independence
- Reflectiveness - being ready, willing and able to become more strategic about learning
planning, evaluating, distilling, revising, thinking, reviewing, considering
- Co-operation - being ready, willing and able to learn alone and with others
imitation, interdependence, empathy, concern, listening, collaboration
Just as bodies can become fitter, so too can minds - learning how to learn will prepare the children for the future equipping them to become motivated and enthusiastic life-long learners.
The Learning Superheroes
SHANARRI represents the eight area that are considered essential for optimum welling, which together contribute to excellent physical and emotional health. Please click SHANARRI for further information of Shanarri at Goldfield
Being part of a large community makes the development of social skills and building of successful relationships very important. As our children are so young the areas of 'empathy' and 'respect', seeing things from someone else's point of view are often still developing. With this in mind we are continuing our BLP 'bucket fillosophy', encouraging the children to 'fill each others buckets' with love and care to help build consideration and kindness. An act of kindness is reward with a heart wich is placed in the silver bucket in the headteacher's office. Last year around a thousand hearts were added to the bucket (that's a lot of care and acts of kindness).
We are all trying to be bucket fillers doing our best to make everyone feel happy and special!
BLP - 'Resilience' Character Challenge
Please click Resilience Character Challenge to see more!
To see more of our Building Learning Power Activities please click:-
Please keep watching for developments and further information, including interactive activities for our children - new features are on the way!