The 5Rs

The 5Rs will become central to our school ethos and aim to build the ‘ultimate learners’. Each R represents a different quality of what it means to be a good learner. It is aimed at helping our children develop positive attitudes towards learning, reflect on their work and become responsible citizens who are resilient and equipped for lifelong learning. They also encourage them to think outside the box and take a risk!

Ready Reggie: “From eating breakfast to active listening… I’ll be ready.”

Responsible Robert: “I am committed to my learning. How far I go depends on how far I want to go.”

Reflective Rebecca: “I can always improve.” “How can I make this better?”

Resilient Riyad: “I never give up.” “I can’t do it… yet!”

Resourceful Ria:“I will try to succeed in as many different and creative ways as I can.”

Being ready means being prepared mentally and physically for learning.

A learner is ready to learn when they: From eating breakfast to active listening… I’ll be ready
  • Believe in themselves.
  • Gives good eye contact and actively listens.
  • Is interested.
  • Has equipment ready.

Being responsible means ‘looking after yourself and others’

A responsible learner knows how to: 5Rs_Responsible_Robert
  • Stay calm.
  • Treat others with respect.
  • Plan ahead.
  • Make good choices.
  • Take care of possessions and the environment.

Being resourceful means knowing ‘what to do’ and ‘where to go’ to support their learning

A resourceful learner: 5Rs_Resourceful_Ria
  • Uses imagination.
  • Asks good questions.
  • Learns in different ways.
  • Works well with others.
  • Knows what to use to help them.

The reflective learner ‘learns from experience’ and considers all the possibilities

A reflective learner: 5Rs_Reflective_Rebecca
  • Asks ‘why?’ and ‘How?’
  • Stays calm.
  • Listens to and considers different opinions.
  • Learns from mistakes.
  • Thinks about how they learned in the past.
  • Considers where they can use their learning in the future.

Being resilient means ‘sticking at it’ even when things are difficult or really challenging

A resilient learner: 5Rs_Resiliant_Riyad
  • Has a positive attitude.
  • Find interest in what they are doing.
  • Sets targets and works towards them.
  • Practises.
  • Knows their strengths/weaknesses and strives to improve.

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