Learning to learn

At Whimple we also think it is important to teach explicit learning skills. We do this through our 6R’s of learning which are.

Responsibility: Know what you need to do to get better. Organise yourself. Remember things you need. Do and be the best you can.

Reasoning: Think about what you already know. Use what you know to work out things you don’t. Make connections – if I can do this it might help me do that.

Resourcefulness: Find ways of getting round problems. Think about what you need to get the job done or to help you learn. Be independent. Show initiative.

Resilience: Be prepared to have a go. Keep going when things are hard. Remember that it takes time to learn new things and that getting things wrong can help us to learn.

Reflection: Think about a problem first. Consider what you need to do and how you will do it. Consider what went well and how to make it better next time.

Respect: Work as a team. Remember that you can learn from what others do and say. Share your ideas with others.