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Character Development

Welcome to the Pupil Learning Zone.   

Here there are CLASS PAGES for each year group with examples of work, topic information, visit details and links to useful websites for each year group.

Below are other pages of support for pupils and parents.

 St Mary's promotes outstanding learning.  

Below are examples of how we identify 'outstanding learners'.

Outstanding learners:

  • Acquire knowledge and develop understanding
  • Are able to use and add to prior learning
  • Demonstrate excellent concentration and are rarely off task, even when working with peers and without direction from an adult
  • Have developed resilience when tackling challenging activities
  • Know what they have to do to achieve and how to go about it
  • Know their targets and are aware of future learning needs
  • Make better than expected progress
  • Maintain interest
  • Participate in all activities
  • Have effective relationships with peers and adults
  • Are well organised and use resources that support (do not hinder) their learning
  • Create a purposeful atmosphere
  • Use opportunities to take risks (‘think out of the box’)
  • Do not disrupt lessons
  • Use the learning environment
  • Refer to targets and ask questions
  • Use appropriate vocabulary and understand it
  • Can verbalise what they have learnt

Eight Learning Fundamentals


  • I think about the needs of other people, living things and the environment.
  • I show respect for living things, other people and the environment.


  • I can stick with a task until it is finished.
  • If at first I don’t succeed, I will try, try, try again.


  • I can use a range of thinking skills to solve problems.
  • I consider other people’s point of view.
  • I can think about what I have learned and what it means to my life and the lives of other people.


  • I can make myself clear using different ways of communicating.
  • I can use a range of tools and technologies to help me communicate.
  • I can learn how to communicate in more than one language.


  • I understand that different people have different roles to play.
  • I can take on a different role depending on the activity.
  • I can work well alongside others.


  • I know about a range of views.
  • I can suggest ideas and solutions.
  • I know about other cultures and traditions – and respect others.
  • I am confident with new ideas.


  • I can ask questions and then plan and carry out investigations related to those questions.
  • I can collect evidence from a range of sources and think about the wiser issues.


  • I can learn about the moral issues associated with different subjects.
  • I can respect alternative viewpoints and give reasons for my own point of view.