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National Curriculum

Personal and emotional skills

Focus: Children take responsibility for their own learning and show initiative, perseverance and a commitment to self-improvement. They recognise that achievement builds self-confidence and resilience, enabling them to deal positively with praise and constructive criticism.

Children learn how to:

  1. identify their strengths and areas for development, reflecting on the significance of their learning
  2. manage their feelings using appropriate strategies, becoming increasingly aware of their own and others' feelings
  3. reflect on past achievements and experiences to manage future learning and behaviour
  4. set goals for their personal development and learning, and work towards them
  5. work independently, knowing when to seek help, dealing with pressures and deadlines
  6. develop control over their physical skills and movements in a range of contexts with dexterity and confidence.

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