Learning to Learn
Learning to Learn at Robin Hood Academy
How children learn involves looking at the behaviours and emotions that underpin learning. At Robin Hood Academy, we call this ‘ Learning to Learn’. It incorporates personal behaviour and pride; how we interact with learning and learners alongside how we organise learning and set goals - and much more!
In Early Years, these are based on the Achievosaurs:
These link to the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning which underpin the Early Years Framework and Development Matters Guidance; playing and exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically.
Years 1, 2 and 3 have a programme of Learning to Learn as do Years 4, 5 and 6. The programme has inbuilt progression so the children develop and increase the expectation in the quality of the behaviours as they progress through the school - becoming more fine tuned as they prepare for Secondary Education.
In years 4, 5 and 6, the children have Learning to Learn Journals. These working journals which support the pupils in recognising and recording their learning behaviours both in school as well as outside of school. This helps our pupils to recognise the importance of these behaviours in activities they may undertake beyond their learning at Robin Hood Academy. Through their journals they set targets for themselves to focus on specific learning behaviours. This can then feed into their curriculum lessons, as well as choices they make for University Challenge courses etc.