Learning for Life

Learning for Life

At Woodfield Primary School we understand learning takes many forms and happens successfully both inside and outside of the classroom.  Through our core values of aspire, engage, create, explore and respect, we aim to support our children to develop a love of learning and key life skills which will enable them to fulfil their potential. 

We are pleased to let you know that Autumn 2016 will see the introduction of the new Learning for Life system in school. The system is based on a traditional house system with each child being a member of a house throughout their time in school. The children will work to earn tokens by showing key learning behaviours in school. Each week the tokens for each house will be collected and the house with the most tokens at key points in the year will receive a reward. We hope that the system will not only promote key learning skills, but will also develop a sense of teamwork across all key stages. The Learning for Life skills are:

* I engage in my learning.

* I am a team player.

* I am an independent learner.

* I am curious.

* I am a creative thinker.

* I am able to learn from my mistakes.

* I aim high.

Alongside the children in Year 6 we have identified four inspirational role models from Yorkshire to name out houses after and we are pleased to tell you the houses will be named after

* Captain James Cook

* Dame Judi Dench

* The Brownlee Brothers

* Helen Sharman.

Learning For Life- Wider Learning

Alongside our Learning For Life system in school, we know that know that many of our children extend their learning outside of school, through memberships of many different teams or clubs and, by taking part in a range of activities and  we  like to reward this commitment to wider learning through our Learning for Life- Wider Learning system. Each child in school has been given a log card on which to record participation in activities which will support the development of lifelong learning skills. Each signature will mean they get a point which will be added to their total. The more points they get the more certificates they will win. The ultimate aim is to collect 100 points and become a Woodfield Hero.

There are a number of ways in which children can collect entries on their log card and therefore points-

* Involvement in organised activities

* Wider Learning opportunities organised by school

* Representing the school

* Family learning

* Visits to learning destinations- if you take your child to a museum, a sports match, the library or even the Wildlife Park, they will be learning something!

We keep a regular tally in school of the children’s points and they are rewarded with certificates for each milestone they meet. The milestones are as follows:

Contender- 10 points

Olympian- 20  points

Bronze- 40  points

Silver- 60  points

Gold- 80 points

Woodfield Hero- 100