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Dundry Learning Powers

Dundry Learning Powers

At Dundry we believe that how we teach and how children learn is as important as what we teach. We have therefore introduced the Dundry Learning Powers.

Dundry Learning Powers, or DLPs, are those lifelong skills that children will need throughout their school life, the skills that will help them learn and be successful learners.

This year, we have introduced 5 animals to represent these skills, and through explicit teaching, we give the children the opportunity to practise and apply these skills. As these are new to our children we will focus on a Learning Power per term, helping our children to become better learners.

Meet our DLP animals and the powers they have:

Tortoise

Self Manager Tortoise

The Tortoise has the ability to persevere and show resilience. Not giving up when challenges arise and trying to work independently.

Tortoise Powers:

  • Perseverance
  • Managing distractions
  • Setting goals
  • Self-awareness
  • Manage feelings and understand the feelings of others

Bee

Team Worker Bee

The Bees work together in a team and show empathy towards others.

Bee Powers:

  • independence
  • work in a team
  • value and support others
  • communication and listening

Spider

Creative Thinking Spider

Spiders are good problem solvers. they think outside the box and try different approaches to reach a solution.

Spider Powers:

  • work creatively
  • use imagination to solve problems
  • lateral thinking (think outside the box)
  • meta-learning

Cat

Independent Enquirer Cat

Cats are curious about their learning. They go the extra mile to research, ask questions and form opinions about what we learn.

Cat Powers:

  • curiosity
  • ask questions
  • make choices
  • form opinions
  • reason and plan
  • apply knowledge

Owl

Reflective Learner Owl

Owls reflect on their learning and their work, recognising what needs to improve and how it can be made even better.

Owl Powers

  • evaluate
  • reflect
  • revise

 

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