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Willowcroft Community School

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Our 4 Rs

Willowcroft prides itself on using the 4Rs  to develop the qualities needed in having a 'growth mindset' and being a confident learner.  These qualities are applicable to everyone in the school, children and adults alike.  Our talented Teaching Assistant, Mr Sam Collins, then worked with the children to design a character for each of the qualities.  His art work is displayed in the school reception area. Each character represents each of the 4Rs: Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity. Our Year 6 children and teachers worked together in order to create a story for each 'Amethyst Hero' character and they came to be the master of their R. You can read their stories by clicking on the links below.


We coined the term 'Amethyst Learning' because we want children to push themselves from the safe zone of learning (often called the blue zone) without entering the scary zone which can make children -and adults- feel unsafe (often called the red zone.)  The optimal zone for learning is between the red and the blue.  This is the purple zone- hence Amethyst Learning.