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Learning Behaviours

At Almond Hill, we believe ‘Learning Behaviours’ help prepare our children with the skills to help them adapt to the future challenges they will face in an ever-changing world. Children who are inspired learners have the confidence to recognise that by working hard and focusing on learning these skills, they can achieve success.

The way we describe our learning behaviours change as the children progress from the lower school to the upper school, however the behaviours stay the same. Our learning behaviours are outlined below along with the key attributes we ask the children to consider within their learning.

We actively promote the learning behaviours within the school and encourage you to do so at home and whilst in the wider community.


Lower School

Upper School

Have a go

  • Marvellous mistakes – it’s okay to make mistakes and have another go,
  • Try on my own but know where to find help.
  • Making mistakes means I’m learning,
  • Use my own initiative to find a range of resources.

Being curious

  • Ask questions to learn more,
  • Try things out in a different way
  • Ask questions to extend my learning,
  • Experiment with different ideas and choose the best one.

Enjoy learning

  • Show you are interested by sharing your ideas.
  • Find out more about things that interest you.
  • Be happy to join in.
  • Always be an active learner,
  • Ask to do more,
  • Be happy to join in an encourage others.

Ready to learn

  • Show you can listen to adults and other children,
  • Have all the equipment you need for the task,
  • Focus on your own learning.
  • Show you can listen and respond,
  • Have everything you need for the school day,
  • Manage distractions independently.

Working together

  • Work with a learning partner and in different small groups,
  • Follow class rules and routines.
  • Work in a range of groups taking on different roles,
  • Follow class rules and routines with adults.

Aiming high

  • Feel OK to take on a challenge,
  • Know that feedback will help me improve,
  • Remember what I have learned before and link it to new learning.
  • Look for ways to challenge yourself,
  • Use previous feedback to help in future tasks,
  • Make connections between different subjects and transfer to a wide range of situations.

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