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Learning superheroes

The Characteristics of Effective Learning and the prime and specific Areas of Learning and Development are all interconnected. The ways in which the child engages with other people and their environment – playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically – underpin learning and development across all areas and support the child to remain an effective and motivated learner.


We encourage all children in Chestnut class to be... Learning Superheroes!




Characteristics of Effective Learning


  • Playing and exploring – engagement

Finding out and exploring

Playing with what they know

Being willing to ‘have a go’


  • Active learning – motivation

Being involved and concentrating

Keeping trying

Enjoying achieving what they set out to do


  • Creating and thinking critically – thinking

Having their own ideas

Making links

Choosing ways to do things