So what are we up to this year? What are our priorities in addressing your children’s educational and social needs? We believe that your children need to move beyond the boundaries of literacy and numeracy and look in detail at the way that they actually learn – or not learn as the case may be!
After considerable discussion and deliberation we have concluded that this year our developmental efforts will concentrate not on the 3 Rs but on the 4 Rs…
Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reflectiveness and Reciprocity.
We think that developing these core areas will make your children better learners. Feedback from children and parents gave a very strong indication that pupils were poor listeners and empathisers and subsequently our focus is on reciprocity for the first part of the year.
So what does it actually mean?
It is about being ready, willing and able to work alone and with others. Good learners have the ability to listen, take their turn and understand the viewpoints of others. It involves the core skills of interdependence, collaboration, empathy & listening and imitation.
So, empathy and listening…over to a well known author to give us some background.