In order to develop personally, we believe that children throughout our school must achieve the following learning objectives:
|To try new things||• Try new things with the help of others.
• Talk about some things of personal interest.
• Join in with familiar activities.
• Concentrate on things of interest.
|• Try new things when encouraged.
• Enjoy new experiences.
• Join clubs or groups.
• Talk about new experiences with others.
|• Enjoy new things and take opportunities wherever possible.
• Find things to do that give energy.
• Become fully involved in clubs or groups.
• Meet up with others who share interests in a safe environment.
|To work hard||• Work hard with the help of others.
• Enjoy the results of effort in areas of interest.
• Take encouragement from others in areas of interest.
|• Enjoy working hard in a range of activities.
• Reflect on how effort leads to success.
• Begin to encourage others to work hard.
|• Have fun working hard.
• Understand the benefits of effort and commitment.
• Continue to practise even when accomplished.
• Encourage others by pointing out how their efforts gain results.
|To concentrate||• Give attention to areas of interest.
• Begin to ‘tune out’ distractions.
• Begin to show signs of concentration.
• Begin to seek help when needed.
|• Focus on activities.
• ‘Tune out’ some distractions.
• Search for methods to help with concentration.
• Develop areas of deep interest.
|• Give full concentration.
• ‘Tune out’ most distractions.
• Understand techniques and methods that aid concentration.
• Develop expertise and deep interest in some things.
|To push themselves||• Express doubts and fears.
• Explain feelings in uncomfortable situations.
• Begin to push past fears (with encouragement).
• Listen to people who try to help.
• Begin to try to do something more than once.
|• Begin to understand why some activities feel uncomfortable.
• Show a willingness to overcome fears.
• Push past fears and reflect upon the emotions felt afterwards.
• Begin to take encouragement and advice from others.
• Keep trying after a first attempt.
|• Find ways to push past doubts, fears, or a drop in motivation even in challenging circumstances.
• Push oneself in areas that are not so enjoyable.
• Listen to others who encourage and help, thanking them for their advice.
• Reflect upon how pushing past doubts, fears or a drop in motivation leads to a different outlook.
|To imagine||• With help, develop ideas.
• Respond to the ideas of others’.
• Respond to questions about ideas.
• Act on some ideas.
|• Begin to enjoy having new ideas.
• Show some enthusiasm for the ideas of others.
• Ask some questions in order to develop ideas.
• Show enjoyment in trying out some ideas.
|• Generate lots of ideas.
• Show a willingness to be wrong.
• Know which ideas are useful and have value.
• Act on ideas.
• Ask lots of questions.
|To improve||• Share with others likes about own efforts.
• Choose one thing to improve (with help).
• Make a small improvement (with help).
|• Share with others a number of positive features of own efforts.
• Identify a few areas for improvement.
• Attempt to make improvements.
|• Clearly identify own strengths.
• Identify areas for improvement.
• Seek the opinion of others to help identify improvements.
• Show effort and commitment in refining and adjusting work.
|To understand others||• Show an awareness of someone who is talking.
• Show an understanding that ones own behaviour affects other people.
• Listen to other people’s point of view.
|• Listen to others, showing attention.
• Think of the effect of behaviour on others before acting.
• Describe the points of view of others.
|• Listen first to others before trying to be understood.
• Change behaviours to suit different situations.
• Describe and understand others’ points of view.
|To not give up||• Try again with the help of others.
• Try to carry on even if a failure causes upset.
• Keep going in activities of interest.
• Try to think of oneself as lucky
|• Find alternative ways if the first attempt does not work.
• Bounce back after a disappointment or failure.
• Show the ability to stick at an activity (or a club or interest).
• See oneself as lucky.
|• Show a determination to keep going, despite failures or set backs.
• Reflect upon the reasons for failures and find ways to bounce back.
• Stick at an activity even in the most challenging of circumstances.
• See possibilities and opportunities even after a disappointment.
• Consider oneself to be lucky and understand the need to look for luck.