Approach to Learning

Approach to Learning


What is Learning Power?

An approach to learning to learn

We want to help our children to be the best they can be and maximise their potential and realise their talents. At Berry Pomeroy we aim to develop positive learning habits and attitudes that enable our children to face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively. We encourage risk taking in a supportive environment. Children who are confident and feel secure learn faster and learn better. They concentrate more, think harder, take more risks and find learning more enjoyable. Our Learning Power project is about creating a positive learning climate in each classroom. To encourage our children to become ‘Super Learners’ we make learning skills obvious and explicit in our lessons to ensure that our children are more involved in the understanding of the process of learning. We refer to learning skills as learning muscles. Developing self-awareness as a learner enables learners to develop successful habits which they can use in the future and continually improve. This encourages self-esteem, self-confidence, independence and motivation.

We want every child, from Reception to Year 6, to understand the importance of learning, working together and working independently. Every classroom has a Learning Power display board, and each class has learning targets. Posters and prompts for ‘what to do if you get stuck’ help the children to become independent learners. The challenge of risk taking and getting it wrong before you it right builds perseverance and resilience, key life skills. At Berry Pomeroy we believe in the language of possibility, the responsibility of making the right choice, the importance of high expectations and the value of having a positive attitude. Our school ethos encourages even the smallest success and builds aspirations for the future. We also encourage our children to reflect on the how and why a success has been achieved.

Everyone can rise to a challenge and everything is possible.