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Foundations in Learning


At Leesland CofE Federation we encourage children to become successful learners by developing thinking and learning skills.  

We want the children to realise that their ability is not fixed or predetermined, but that it can grow and develop with effort, application and perseverance.  

We want to teach the children skills that will enable them to learn effectively and achieve well. 

We encourage a learning environment that  

  • builds meaningful, collaborative relationships 

  • identifies barriers and develops resilience 

  • promotes a culture of learning from mistakes  

  • opens children’s eyes to the world beyond their immediate environment. 



At Leesland we promote the Foundations of Learning skills through all curriculum subjects. They underpin everything we do and we recognise those skills through our behaviour recognition boards. We focus on one area of Foundations of Learning and the corresponding skills each term through explicit teaching. 


Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 



Summer 1 

Summer 2 


Collaboration and relationships 

Collaboration and relationships 

Thinking skills 

Thinking skills 

Collaboration and relationships 

Collaboration and relationships 

Linked skill 



Problem solving 




Throughout the year - Staying Positive & Aiming High (FOL = Independence & Resilience and Self Awareness) 



We want children to: 

  • have a positive attitude to learning and life, not giving up even when things get tough. 

  • be able to build positive social and professional relationships. 

  • believe in themselves and that they can achieve anything they put their mind to. 

  • have and understand the skills needed in everyday life to build relationships and have successful careers outside of school. 

  • hold engaging conversations relevant to topic/task, confidently sharing and discussing ideas. 

  • create solutions to complex problems, evaluating the positive and negatives to come with the best solution. 

  • be able to work successfully as a leader and as part of a team.