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St. Mary’s Primary School An Introduction to Building Learning Power. Roz Meredith BLP Coordinator St. Mary’s Primary School. What is Building Learning Power? (BLP). learning culture that encourages children and teachers to become better learners

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St mary s primary school an introduction to building learning power

St. Mary’s Primary SchoolAn Introduction toBuilding Learning Power

Roz Meredith BLP Coordinator St. Mary’s Primary School


What is building learning power blp

What is Building Learning Power? (BLP)

learning culture that encourages children and teachers to become better learners

allows children to approach difficulties in learning without fear of failure

the start of learning something new

small steps within learning, do-able achievements


What is building learning power

What is Building Learning Power?

develops confidence

not additional to teaching but should be grounded within everyday teaching and learning

gives labels for the children to use to develop understanding of learning processes


Why are we building learning power

Why are we Building Learning Power?

Brain research has shown that the mind is improvable

Builds Intelligence – knowing what to do when you don’t know what to do (Piaget)

Habits can be changed and developed

Children becoming more independent

Children need to build learning skills for life

Directed at Real Life Learning


St mary s primary school an introduction to building learning power

Building Learning Power is based on theFour Aspects of Learningalso called the Four R's


St mary s primary school an introduction to building learning power

The Four R’s of Learning

Resiliencebeing ready, willing and able to lock onto learning

Resourcefulnessbeing ready, willing and able to learn in different ways

Reflectivenessbeing ready, willing and able to become more strategic about learning

Reciprocitybeing ready, willing and able to learn alone and with others


St mary s primary school an introduction to building learning power

The 4 R’s are split into 17 learning Capacities.At St Mary’s we have linked the 17 Capacities to animals.This has helped the children to identify with each one and to remember them.They are becoming more aware of their own learning.


St mary s primary school an introduction to building learning power

Remember …

Being stuck is the beginning of learning, not the end.

A statement agreed by Year 4 (2007-8)


How does blp impact on the school

How does BLP impact on the school?

Encourages children to become curious about their own learning

Improves levels

Builds children's confidence

Builds teachers' confidence

Creates a positive learning environment

And much, much more …..


St mary s primary school an introduction to building learning power

We are all learning – teachers, children and parents. It is a process of learning without fear of failure.And understanding that being stuck is not wrong ~ it is the start of our learning journeys.


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