Wantage CE Primary School
Learning for Life
"Life in abundance" John 10:10
At Wantage CE Primary school we want children to become independent learners and develop good learning behaviours so that they flourish at primary school and in future learning.
In order to support the children in Learning for Life, our school uses Learning Power characters to remind the children of good learning habits: they are designed to help children learn how to learn. Our aim is to enable all children to face challenges calmly, confidently and creatively so that they are better prepared to learn for life.
The concept of Building Learning Power comes from Professor Guy Claxton and he suggests that there are four key learning characteristics to help us become learners for life: Resilience, Reciprocity, Reflectiveness and Resourcefulness. We have taken Professor Claxton’s research and created four brilliant characters to help us all to become better learners.
Resilience: Maribel Mouse
Reciprocity: Betjeman Bee
Reflectiveness: Ormond Owl
Resourcefulness: Segsbury Squirrel
When the children are showing the characteristics of any of the learning powers they can be rewarded with house points or stickers. As the children show the learning powers more consistently they may be awarded a certificate in our achievement and celebration assembly.