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Infant Learning Animals

In Early Years and Key Stage 1 we use our ‘Learning Animals’ to support our children as learners. The animals were developed by us to encourage our younger children to learn about their own learning strengths and areas they find more challenging. The idea is that the children develop the transferable skills that support them as life-long learners.

Successful learners exhibit the behaviours below and, through identifying and articulating the observable behaviours the children will understand themselves as learners. So, when your child comes home and says they have been a ‘Brave Branley’, it means they have been courageous in some way, perhaps taken a risk or spoken clearly and audibly when talking to the whole class.

Teamwork Taura

Teamwork

Good listener

Using other people's ideas

Organised

 
 
 
Thinking Thedrick

 

 

Reflective and evaluative

Stays focused

Uses previous
knowledge - makes connections

 
 
Resourceful Reggie

Resourceful

Effective problem solver

Perseveres - Keeps trying

Choose and uses a variety of resources

Makes own resources

Creative

Restorative Rithika

Be reasonable

Show honesty

Be empathetic towards others

Be considerate 

Show understanding 

Be responsible for actions

Brave Branley

Courageous

Risk-taker

Good speaker
(speaks audibly)