Brain Friendly Learning
Learning to Learn
As they grow, children at BEPS develop an understanding of how the brain works and learns. This is vital to ensure they become confident independent learners.
The Early Years learn about healthy eating, outdoor activities and the benefit sleeping has on their brains.
In Primary, they start their year learning about their Brain through the IPC unit: Learning to learn.
They learn how neurones help them make connections and review the importance of drinking water regularly as well as eating healthily and exercising.
We believe the children should be able to learn through their favourite learning style. Therefore, they engage in their learning through a variety of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities. As a result, they are able to define which learning style is the best for them.
They also learn about Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences. They understand we all share the same intelligences but that they are developed at different levels. Although we may be very strong with numbers, we may need more time or support when learning music. At the end of the year, the children will define which of the intelligences they feel they have developed the most.
International Primary Curriculum approach to learning:
The IPC Units are developed following a clear structure that enables the children to understand what they are learning about and why. This increases their motivation, interest and engagement. As a result, their new knowledge is recorded in their long- term memories.