skills for learning and life

Little Gonerby's Skills for Learning and Life


We have been working hard at Little Gonerby to bring six life skills to all the children in our school. The skills are represented as different forest animals.  


Communicator Squirrel

Creative Owl

Collaborative Hedgehog

Reflective Rabbit

Resilient Worm

Independent Snail


The children have written stories and made them into beautiful books.  Each book was about one of the different forest characters with a focus on their special skill. These stories help us to understand the importance of each of these skills.

This is our Skills for Learning Life Board.  The leaves are our hand prints with our names on - this is our tree and our skills.


As we read a new book the children are introduced to a new character and skill and the animal will appear on our class board reminding us of why that skill is important and how we can use it and apply it.


At the end of each week the children will nominate someone in their class who has shown the skill well throughout the week to help them with their learning.