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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

Together We Can Achieve Excellence

Learning/ Character Habits

We expect  and support all of our learners to, age appropriately, develop strong habits for learning and character as these are the qualities that shape our lives.

We explain to our learners, that a growth mindset  enables us to value mistakes as opportunities for learning; promotes practise for mastery and helps us to be independent and resilient.

Each class has a description of the behaviours expected for each learning habit.  Certificates are awarded weekly for showing great learning habits.

Our learning habits and the definitions of character habits are grouped and further information about these and how you can practise these skills at home can be found by following the links to the right. 



--Dorothy Law Nolte

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.

If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.

If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.

If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence.

If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.

If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.

If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.