Keep Learning

So, what is learning and why is it important?

It seems like a silly question but we need to understand the importance of life-long learning before we can aspire to achieve it. Learning is defined as:


'The process of acquiring new understanding, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, attitudes, and preferences. Some learning is immediate, induced by a single event (e.g. being burned by a hot stove), but much skill and knowledge is accumulated from repeated experiences over a period of time'


A significant body of research shows that developing positive, life-long attitudes towards bettering yourself enables learners to:


  • Obtain and sustain regular employment.
  • Develop and sustain the areas that support wellbeing.
  • Stay connected with like minded learners thus opening the doors to new opportunities.
  • Enjoy the feelings of success, thus improving self-esteem, which in turn impacts relationships in a positive way.
  • Make learning new, harder skills easier.







So what learning opportunites are available to my family and I?


If your child / children attend Honiton Primary School we hope that you are familiar with our EYFS 'Development Matters' & S.O.L.E (Self Organised Learning Experiences) Curriculums and the numerous opportunities they provide to impart knowledge and skills on all of our children from Nursery to Year 6. Through a play based curriculum in EYFS, to the project-learning approach within Key Stages 1&2; our children are taught, at every opportunity, to become self-organised learners whilst also igniting that 'spark' for future learning experiences. The documents and links below will give your more information about our vision for all learners at HPS.


Development Matters - The Early Years Curriculum at HPS
S.O.L.E Curriculum - Intent, Implementation and Impact.
HPS - Our Values (A Personal, Social and Emotional approach to developing emotionally literate, happy learners)


If you are looking to re-train, develop new skills or just find out more information about future learning opportunities use these external links: