Radipole Primary School

Happy, kind and brave.

Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.

Learning Skills

We believe that the better children can understand how a ‘good learner’ behaves, the better they will be able to develop this behaviour for themselves. We know that, as the world is changing so rapidly, children have to be able to respond confidently and creatively to a range of challenges.  We teach learning skills explicitly, so that children will be empowered to meet life challenges with confidence, resilience and creativity.


Five learning skills describe what we do in our school:

  • We persevere;
  • We collaborate;
  • We explore;
  • We reflect;
  • We care.


Research shows that by explicitly teaching children what it means to be a good learner and by providing opportunities for them to practise these skills, children’s achievement can be increased. Moreover, this does not just concern academic achievement, but also personal and social achievement too.

We aspire to create a positive environment for learning where children achieve; feel included and valued; feel happy and secure; where they experience and develop high self-worth and confidence in their own abilities.


We have represented each learning skill using a dinosaur, to help the adults and the children recognise, articulate and celebrate positive learning behaviour. Click on the images below or open the PDF to see what each dinosaur represents.