Learning For Life

Learning for Life

At Woodfield Primary School, we understand learning takes many forms and happens successfully both inside and outside of the classroom.  Through our core values of aspire, engage, create, explore and respect, we aim to support our children to develop a love of learning and key life skills which will enable them to fulfil their potential. 

To support this we operate our Learning for Life system in school. The system is based on a traditional house system with each child being a member of a house throughout their time in school. The children work to earn tokens by showing key learning behaviours in school. Each week the tokens for each house are collected and the house with the most tokens at key points in the year receive a reward. The system not only promotes key learning skills, but also develops a sense of teamwork across all key stages.

Our Learning for Life skills were decided in consultation between staff and children and largely stem from the Characteristics of Effective Learning that our children show so strongly in the Early Years at Woodfield. Click on the file below to see the key skills and vocabulary we aim to develop.


Our 4 houses are named after inspirational role models from Yorkshire and were selected by year 6 pupils as people who show the Learning for Life skills we aspire to. They are:

Helen Sharman Brownlee Brothers Captain James Cook Dame Judi Dench


Learning For Life- Wider Learning

Alongside our Learning For Life system in school, we know that know that many of our children extend their learning outside of school, through memberships of many different teams or clubs and by taking part in a range of activities. We like to reward this commitment to wider learning through our Learning for Life- Wider Learning system. A record is kept of participation in activities which will support the development of lifelong learning skills whether that is school visits, representing the school or clubs outside of school hours. The more points children collect the more certificates they win at the end of the year. The ultimate aim is to collect more than 100 points and become a Woodfield Hero.

We encourage children to collect points in a range of ways:

Taking part in in organised activities such as dancing, football or martial arts

Wider learning opportunities organised by school such as visits or after school clubs

Representing the school

By joining in with family learning activities

Visits to learning destinations- if you take your child to a museum, a sports match, the library or even the Wildlife Park, they will be learning something!

We keep a regular tally in school of the children’s points and they are rewarded with certificates for each milestone they meet. The milestones are as follows:

Contender- up to 10 points Olympian- 20 points Bronze- 40 points Silver- 60 points Gold- 80 points Woodfield Hero- 100+ points


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