Learning Behaviours

Animal Learning Behaviours

At Farway C of E Primary School we have been re-searching an educational philosophy called ‘Building Learning Power’.

The philosophy encourages children to be self- motivated and to reflect on their learning processes. Children are encouraged to think of their brain as their learning muscle. They must exercise it by developing the seventeen key ‘Learning Powers’ that make a good learner.

The idea is that the children are not just learning skills to be used during formal education but rather skills for life. These ‘Learning Powers’ include e.g. making links to prior learning, managing distractions and being absorbed in their learning.

The leaflet below explains more.

During Forest School the children have created the 'learning animals' from natural items that they found outside.