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Characteristics of Effective Learning

One of the most important aspects of your child's education is not concerning what they learn, but how they learn.


A focus on teaching your child how to learn empowers them to become confident, creative lifelong learners who are motivated to succeed and to show a curiosity towards the world they live in. 


In EYFS, we use the characteristics of effective learning to support children in developing the skills to learn how to learn. These characteristics are: playing and exploring; active learning; and creating and thinking critically. Here at Tanworth, we have made these characteristics more child friendly by choosing a dinosaur character to represent each one.


 Playing and Exploring  - Exploraptor


                Exploraptor is always interested in exploring what they already know and finding out new 


                Special Strength: Asking questions






 Active Learning  - Tryceratops


Tryceratops is always willing to have a go and keeps trying until they succeed.


Special Strength: Concentration







 Creating and Thinking Critically  - Thinkosaurus


     Thinkosaurus is always willing to use and share their ideas, to listen to the ideas of others 
     and to plan to solve problems.


     Special Strength: Pattern Spotting