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Robert

Arkenstall

Primary School

Pursue Possibilities

Love Learning

Our Learning

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire

Using a Growth Mindset approach to learning, we aim to provide the best possible education for each child. We hope the following pages will help you understand what we teach and how we teach it. Each subject has a page which describes how we teach in more detail. In addition to specific subjects, we teach, model and discuss a range of values, which underpin our school vision and add to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of the children here. We explicity draw out the values of modern Britain to ensure the children in our care have the best possible start to being active and caring citizens.

Most of the classroom subjects are covered by the statutory National Curriculum, but we also teach skills, attitudes and dispositions for learning which we believe help us meet our vision for the education of the children here. If you are wondering about the four animals which appear on this site, read our Growth Mindset 4R's page to find out how we teach children about their mindset and motivation to learn and the learning skills they need to develop.

Whatever the subject, children are taught through a variety of teaching styles and approaches. The children are encouraged to work cooperatively as a member of the class or a group, or as an individual. We ensure through planning, resourcing and variation in tasks that every child has equal access to the curriculum because we believe that children will surprise us with t heir learning and we believe that 'every child can.'

We teach children to value themselves as motivated learners, who understand that effort and resilience are rewarded by success and use assemblies to celebrate their learning achievements.