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What are 'Learning Buttons'?

This week our children have been reminding themselves about our ‘Learning Buttons’.  These are our key learning behaviours that we strive to show every day – including the adults! We call them Learning Buttons because we can  ‘push’ the right button when we need to boost our positive attitude to learn something new!


We believe it’s important for us to have something we can hold onto when talking about ‘what makes a good learner’. By using the Learning Buttons in our daily lessons we encourage children to talk about their learning explicitly – knowing where their strengths and weaknesses are – and talking about what they can do to be a better learner.


Perhaps, on your walk, cycle or drive home today you could ask your child about what learning button they have been pushing today!

You can read more about our Learning Buttons on the Curriculum page of our website here.

One-Way System

Finally, just a reminder for children and their parents to follow our one-way system, including using  the exits listed on our plan. 


I understand some parents’ frustrations with the one-way system and the limited number of exits but we are trying to control the flow of parents and keep you and your children safe. It does mean you have to walk a bit further but minimising contact is  especially important as we are seeing a rise in Coronavirus cases locally and nationally.


I have asked my excellent team of LSAs to provide helpful reminders about which way to go and to challenge parents who try to use the wrong exit.


Please avoid using the wrong exit and putting them in the difficult position of having to ask you to use the right exit. We especially do not accept or tolerate any parent or member of the family being abusive over the matter. Please be kind – they are only doing their job!


Our Covid-19 risk assessment is under constant review and when we feel it is safe or more appropriate to adopt a different approach we will inform you via our usual system of ParentMail


Many thanks for your understanding on this matter.

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