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Learning Certainties

"Together we have hope.  Be still and know that I am with you" - Psalm 46:10

In order to support children to become good learners or achieve successful learning, our learning and teaching focusses on developing the appropriate skills and qualities. These qualities form part of our twelve Learning Certainties.

Building learning power

The foundations of successful learning

Skills for life

Children are encouraged to reflect on these Learning Certainties across all areas of their school life and particularly to reflect on why they are important and how they have supported their learning.

Our twelve Learning Certainties:

Each learning certainty is linked to a bible reference as well as a Bible story, reflecting the Christian ethos of the school.

They give us a unified vision of what successful learning looks like.  

For the Bible stories, please scroll to the bottom and see the attachment.  

The school’s twelve Learning Certainties are explored in depth over several weeks to give greater understanding to their meaning and show how we can live them out in our daily lives.  Please see below for the slides on the Learning Certainties covered so far this year.  

Learning Certainty Explanation  Bible reference
  • Find things to help you
  • Look for answers
  • Know what to do if you get stuck
  • Be a resource for your own learning
  • Know what to ask and how to ask
  • Use things around you
  • Talk to a partner
  • Use resources to help you

John 6:12                                  

And when the disciples had eaten their fill, Jesus told them, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.”

  • Learn hard
  • Practise lots
  • Try new strategies
  • Don’t be afraid to make mistakes
  • Start again and keep going even when it is difficult

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

  • Keep your end goal in sight
  • Want to learn
  • Participate positively

2 Corinthians 12:9

But Christ said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

  • Feel proud of your achievements
  • Always be keen to try
  • Join in
  • Be curious – want to find out more

Revelation 11:15

Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”

  • Manage distractions
  • Get lost in the task
  • Plan and think it through 
  • Maximise your learning time
  • Be organised  - be ready to learn
  • Listen to others, so you can build on an idea

2 Timothy 3:16-17 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the Godly person may be competent, equipped for every good work.

  • Join in discussions
  • Actively engage in learning
  • Use your thinking time
  • Ask questions
  • Find answers
  • Use talking partners to explore your thinking

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

  • Look for patterns and connections
  • Try something different
  • Look at things differently
  • Take up challenges
  • Find different combinations

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

  • Co-operate with others
  • Be kind when you disagree
  • Remember everyone has something to contribute
  • Be tolerant
  • Understand we are all different
  • Recognise strengths in other people

Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

  • Think before asking for help
  • Take responsibility for my learning
  • Reflect on what I know
  • Solve problems without an adult
  • Believe in your own ideas

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

  • Try to be better than last time
  • Be patient and give yourself time
  • Say ‘I can’
  • Don’t be afraid be brave
  • Follow your goal and target
  • Aim high

 2 Timothy 3:17

That the man Godly person may be competent, equipped for every good work.

  • Let your imagination go
  • Be creative
  • Be thoughtful
  • It’s ok to be different
  • Think outside the box – think differently

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

  • Know that you can do it if you practise
  • Believe in yourself
  • Use what you have learnt
  • Ask questions
  • Say ‘I can do it’
  • Speak clearly
  • Be proud of your ideas
  • Be brave
  • Smile and ‘go for it’

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.