The 6Rs

The 6Rs are central to our ethos at Northfield House. They are 6 positive learning behaviours that promote good and effective learning for life. Each R represents a characteristic that we teach, encourage and foster through our whole curriculum and as a whole school community. They underpin everything we do and are central to our belief that every child has the ability and right to learn and achieve to their full potential. Each R has its own animal character that demonstrates that learning behaviour. You will see these shown prominently through ought the school. We are proud that the children can articulate these behaviours and use them to improve their learning.



Roman Rabbit

Readiness means being prepared mentally and physically for learning.

A learner is ready to learn when they:

  • Believe in themselves
  • Gives good eye contact and actively listens
  • Is interested
  • Has equipment ready





Tristian Tortoise

Being resilient means ‘sticking at it’ even when things are difficult or really challenging.

A resilient learner:

  • Has a positive attitude
  • Find interest in what they are doing
  • Sets targets and works towards them
  • Practises
  • Knows their strengths/weaknesses and strives to improve




Sara Squirrel

Being resourceful means knowing ‘what to do’ and ‘where to go’ to support their learning.

A resourceful learner:

  • Uses imagination
  • Asks good questions
  • Learns in different ways
  • Works well with others





Dina Dog

Being responsible means ‘looking after yourself and others’

A responsible learner knows to:

  • Stay calm
  • Get on with it
  • Plan ahead
  • Make good choices
  • Take care of possessions and the environment



Olivia Owl

The reflective learner ‘learns from experience’ and considers all the possibilities.

A reflective learner:

  • Asks ‘why?’ and ‘How?’
  • Stays calm
  • Listens to and considers different opinions
  • Learns from mistakes
  • Thinks about how they learned in the past
  • Considers where they can use their learning in the future



Maximus Mouserisk-taking

The risk taking learners ‘thinks outside the box.’

A risk taking learner:

  • Gives everything a go
  • Thinks about things in different ways
  • Isn’t afraid to get involved
  • Is able to fail and learn from this
  • Is a problem solver
  • Has self belief and confidence




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