Core Values – In Key Stage 1



To become a Successful Learner, I should:

  • share ideas with my talk partners & work as a team
  • share my work in class and assemblies
  • check the success criteria to make sure I know what I am aiming for
  • know my targets
  • recognise my talents and have ambitions.

To become an Independent Learner, I should:

  • not be afraid to make mistakes
  • try new challenges.
  • get the resources (things I need to support my learning) safely.
  • think through my ideas
  • believe in my own ideas
  • believe in myself.



To become a Confident Learner, I should:

  • be comfortable sharing my work in class and in assemblies
  • not be afraid to ask questions or for help
  • be assertive in a positive and appropriate way.
  • take pride in myself and my learning.

To become a Responsible Learner, I should:

  • understand the difference between right and wrong.
  • understand how to control my behaviour
  • treat others how I would like to be treated
  • help others if they need it
  • accept the results of my actions.
Thinking Tools

Children should be taught to:

  • use ‘Think, Pair, Share’.
  • explore open ended questions
  • develop different learning styles (auditory, kinaesthetic, tactile and visual)

Children should be taught to:

take risks with their learning.
have a go, even if they are not sure.

Personal Skills Emotional Skills Social Skills
  • Take pride in their own appearance and become self reliant, for example, correct uniform and remembering PE kit.
  • Develop confidence in own ideas and abilities.
  • Take on challenges and don’t be scared of mistakes.
  • Being able to cope with praise and points for improvement in a balanced way.
  • Develop a sense of empathy and realise that consideration for the needs of others is key to being a good friend as well as making friends.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • To listen and share ideas with others.
  • To know how to deal with mistakes and problems between friends.
  • To take responsibility for sorting out problems.
  • Supporting others and being proud of their achievements.

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