Framework of Aims

Learning for Life - Primary

Education should not just be a preparation for exams but also prepare children for life. These are the school's framework of aims for Primary students -

Self-Awareness and Mental Well Being 

  • I know what I like doing, what interests me, and what excites me

  • I know my strengths

  • I know what I need to work on

  • I can listen to the teacher’s feedback and use it to make my work better

  • I notice how my actions affect others, and can change my behaviour when I need to

  • I notice my feelings and where they come from

  • I use positive self-talk when I’m scared or worried

  • I can manage my feelings by focusing on my goal(s)

Confidence

  • I’m confident in coming into the classroom and doing day-to-day tasks

  • I’m confident in doing group learning activities

  • I’m confident in outdoor play 

Social Awareness

  • I know that other people’s beliefs, interests and life stories may be different from mine

  • I can understand how other people may be feeling, based on their words, expressions, tone and body language 

  • I listen to others and understand them

  • I know how to take turns, and why

  • I know how to share, and why

  • I’m aware of other people’s needs and help them out when I can

  • I can explain my ideas to other people

  • I can work as part of a team

Self-Motivation & Free Thinking 

  • I know which tasks are most important, and do those first

  • I can get started on tasks by myself

  • I can keep track of information and things

  • I can work out what I need to do, step by step, to solve a problem or finish a task

  • I can do things in the right order, or keep to a plan, when I need to

  • I can share my own ideas in class discussions

Physical Skills 

  • I can throw and catch a ball

  • I can hop on one leg, jump from standing, jump from running

  • I can skip with a rope

  • I can play team games,  e.g. rounders and football

  • I can do basic dance, drama and movement exercises

  • I can do simple yoga poses

Academic Skills

  • Literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening

  • Numeracy skills

  • Scientific skills

  • Artistic and creative skills

  • ICT/technological skills

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Learning for Life - Secondary

Human and Social Education

Self-awareness and mental wellbeing

  • I know what I like doing, what interests me, and what excites me

  • I know my strengths

  • I know what I need to work on, set myself realistic goals, and achieve them

  • I realise when my strategies are not working, and find a new approach if a plan fails

  • I can listen to feedback with a growth mindset, and use it to make my work better

  • I notice how my actions affect others, and can change my behaviour when I need to

  • I notice my own feelings and where they come from

  • I can think through situations that make me anxious

  • I can use positive self-talk statements when I’m scared or worried

  • I can manage my feelings by focusing on my goal(s)

Confidence

  • I am confident in coming into the classroom and handling day-to-day tasks

  • I am confident in contributing to group learning activities

  • I am confident in using materials and equipment safely and effectively

Social skills

  • I recognise when other people’s beliefs, interests and experiences are different from mine

  • I respect people for who they are

  • I understand how other people may be feeling, based on their words, facial expressions, tone of voice and body language

  • I listen to others and understand what they are saying

  • I can understand and follow sensible instructions or guidance 

  • I discuss ideas with others and take their opinions on board

  • I know the importance of taking turns, and am able to do it 

  • I know the importance of sharing with others, and am able to do it 

  • I am aware of other people’s needs and can help others if appropriate

  • I can communicate clearly and work as part of a team

Motivation and free thinking

  • I can identify the steps needed to solve a problem or complete a task

  • I can prioritise tasks in order of importance

  • I’m passionate about learning, and get started on tasks independently

  • I can keep track of information and things

  • I can complete a sequence of activities or keep to a plan when appropriate

  • I can motivate myself and others to try again when things don’t go as I hoped

  • I can contribute my own suggestions in classroom discussions

  • I can ‘think outside the box’ and allow new ideas to develop and flourish

  • I can argue a case in a debate

  • I can evaluate different source materials and reflect on my own opinions

 

Physical skills

  • I can play team games, e.g. rounders and football

  • I can complete dance, drama and movement exercises

  • I can attain and hold simple yoga positions

  • I can complete cardio workout routines

Academic skills

Linguistic skills

  • I can read and understand relevant texts and questions

  • I can link data and explanations where necessary

  • I can organise my thoughts and structure my work

  • I can explain my ideas clearly, both orally and in writing

  • I can understand and use the right vocabulary for each subject

  • I recognise when words have a ‘scientific’ meaning as well as an everyday meaning

  • I can learn new words by relating them to what I already know

Mathematical and scientific thinking

  • I can analyse data in depth by creating and interpreting graphs, tables, bar charts, diagrams, etc., calculating averages and percentages, and looking for patterns

  • I can ‘translate’ between written language and mathematical symbols

  • I can create, rearrange and solve equations

  • I can make accurate measurements and understand them as numbers and units

  • I can use logic to solve problems and work things out

  • I can evaluate evidence, arguments and conclusions

  • I can recognise where I need to rethink my own beliefs and assumptions

  • I can remember important equations, symbols, etc.

Artistic and creative thinking 

  • I can link things together and see the bigger picture

  • I can use knowledge from different subjects and see the connections between them

  • I can find hidden meanings and understand things at deeper levels

  • I can use memory techniques (e.g. acronyms, acrostic, storyline method, song lyrics, mind-maps, visualisation) to help me memorise information

  • I can appreciate and create visual art and performance arts

Sustainability skills

  • I respect and celebrate the differences between people 

  • I speak out against prejudice and discrimination

  • I get involved in helping to build democracy

  • I can resolve conflicts without using violence

  • I take action to reduce my ecological footprint

  • I respect the Earth and life in all its diversity

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