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Characteristics of Effective Learning

At John Shelton Primary we use ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ in all year groups. Following previous success in our Early Years classes, we have identified three characteristics of learning that we want all our pupils to show when they are in school. These are: being engaged, being motivated and thinking critically. 

To embed these in to our daily practice at John Shelton, we have introduced some new friends to our JS family: 

These dinosaurs portray the skills we want all children to show when learning. Children are rewarded with specific dojo points; Engagosaurus, Motosaurus and Thinkosaurus when they demonstrate one of these skills. 

The children have become Dino Experts! We were even lucky enough to have a visit from real dinosaurs!