Building Learning Power (BLP) is an approach to helping children to become independent learners, both in school and out. It teaches children habits and attitudes that help them with their learning and life challenges in a calm, confident and creative way. Children who are more confident of their own learning ability learn faster and learn better. They concentrate more, think harder and find learning more enjoyable.
At Telford Infant School we want all children to develop a life long love of learning and BLP helps us to achieve this. Each week the children will be taught a different learning power through an assembly and discreet BLP lessons. Children will be recognised for using their learning powers everyday around school and in the Star of the Week assemblies.
The brain is split into four areas of learning (resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and relating) with learning powers in each area. The children are taught what these learning powers look like and how they can use them in their own learning. To help them remember the language of BLP and the learning powers, ‘pets’ are used to represent them:
- Super Frog – who represents RESILIENCE
- Super Monkey – who represents RESOURCEFULNESS
- Super Bunny – who represents REFLECTIVENESS
- Super Bee – who represents RELATING
Click on the link below to find out more and to read some tips on how parents and carers can help develop BLP at home.