Skills for Life

Literacy
Focus: Children use and apply their literacy skills confidently and competently in their learning and in everyday contexts. They convey ideas and opinions clearly, and respond creatively and critically to a wide range of information and ideas.

Numeracy
Focus: Children use and apply mathematics confidently and competently in their learning and in everyday contexts. They recognise where mathematics can be used to solve problems and are able to interpret a wide range of mathematical data.

ICT capability
Focus: Children use and apply their ICT knowledge, skills and understanding confidently and competently in their learning and in everyday contexts. They become independent and discerning users of technology, recognising opportunities and risks and using strategies to stay safe.

Learning and thinking skills
Focus: Children have the skills to learn effectively. They can plan, research and critically evaluate, using reasoned arguments to support conclusions. They think creatively, making original connections and generating ideas. They consider alternative solutions to problems.

Personal and emotional skills
Focus: Children recognise how and when they learn best and can identify and address barriers to learning. They take responsibility for their own learning and show initiative, perseverance and a commitment to self-improvement. They recognise that achievement builds self-confidence and resilience, enabling them to deal positively with praise and constructive criticism.

Social skills
Focus: Children develop the skills to work well with other people. They are responsible and adaptable and anticipate others’ views and feelings. They appreciate the value of rules for working together, and play an active part in group and classroom activities.

 

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