Learning power animals

We use four Learning Powers to reinforce the habits and attitudes which are needed for children to become confident and independent learners. Enter Charlie the Challenging Chinchilla, Peggy the Persevering Penguin, Raj the Responsible Racoon and Rita the Reflective Robin, all of whom can be spotted in the classrooms!

Sherborne House School's Learning Powers are a concept which we introduced at the beginning of the academic year 2018 and have been developing with the children ever since.

Our Learning Powers help reinforce essential qualities for pupils to develop and apply:

  • Perseverance
  • Responsibility
  • Reflection
  • Willingness to accept a challenge.

Each of the four Learning Powers are represented by a character which was created by the children themselves, giving full ownership of this concept to the children.

Children are encouraged to be successful by using each of these powers in and out of their lessons and to recognise their achievements. At the end of the week, each class reflects on their work and records their successes. Children are taught to build on their successes and so carry their learning forward.

Watch a short video of some Year 2 children explaining what the Learning Powers mean to them and why they think they are so important in their learning.