The Learning Pit & Building Learning Powers

The Learning Pit

At The Ferns Primary Academy, we use the learning pit to help our us realise that learning isn’t supposed to be easy and that it is OK to struggle.  The pit illustrates the learning process and how challenge can feel both exciting and uneasy and make us a little anxious at times.  However, by using our building learning powers skills - by concentrating, collaborating and persevering - we are successful in our learning and climb out of the pit ready to face a new challenge!

FRN Learning Pit

What is Learning Power?

Building Learning Power (BLP) is an approach to learning that was created by Professor Guy Claxton.  It is based on the idea that we are all capable of becoming better learners. BLP applies this idea directly to the work of teachers in the classrooms, to provide a practical framework for fostering lifelong learning in all young people.  At The Ferns Primary Academy, we encourage our children to be the best they can be, recognising that we all have different strengths and interests.  BLP allows us to nurture this ethos and build the children’s learning power through a variety of strategies and techniques.

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