Years 1 to 6 (Key Stages 1 & 2)

Enjoy and absorb everything school can throw at you, except of course Play-Doh :) Be inquisitive. Investigate. Understand. Solve. Make friends. Support each other. Try things. Create. Enjoy.

Arbory school wind turbine project team

You thought there were only 5 or 6 R's, but we can list a few more.... remember and adopt these wherever you can (we use them all the time in engineering companies):

RESILIENCE: Being ready, willing and able to lock on to learning – knowing how to work through difficulties when the pressure mounts or the going gets tough. Be resilient, try and try again, even when you find things difficult.

RESOURCEFULNESS: Being ready, willing and able to learn in different ways using both internal and external resources effectively and calling on different ways of learning as appropriate. Be resourceful, know what things to use when you get stuck and try looking and doing things in different ways.

REFLECTIVENESS: Being ready, willing and able to become more strategic about learning. Taking the longer term view by planning, taking stock and drawing out your experiences as a learner to get the best out of yourself. Be reflective, always think about your actions and what you do and continually look for ways to improve.

READINESS: Being ready for anything. Be ready, have the right equipment, be on time and ready to start work straight away.

REASONING: Being ready, willing and able to use independent judgment together with skills in communication and empathy. Be reasonable, listen to other peoples point of views, digest and then involve yourself in discussion to reach a consensus.

RESPONSIBLE: Being ready, willing and able to learn alone or with other people – using your initiative. Be responsible, help others to learn and work well with each other. 

RELATIONSHIPS: Be truthful, open and respectful with everyone. Listen to others, learn from them, widen your appreciation of differing cultures, values and backgrounds. Be kind, caring and mindful of that new person who has just arrived in the school and support them as they become part of your class.

REMEMBER: Try to apply what you have learnt or skills you have developed. Practice again that maths problem, or tackle the long jump a few more times to master the technique.

RISK TAKING: It's okay to take risks during your education. If you make a mistake learn from it. Generally the only thing that will happen is that you get a little embarrassed, but hey.  Better to have tried, failed and learnt than just sat in the corner and watched. Taking risks when you're employed is okay too as long as it's not dangerous or offends anyone. Take a risk on something new to you - something that you're a bit unsure of completing but believe you can do. Have a go! :)