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Four Capacities

  • successful learners 

    Capacities successful learners at Great Western Pre-School Nursery Aberdeen



    • enthusiasm and motivation for learning
    • determination to reach high standards of achievement
    • openness to new thinking and ideas

    and able to:

    • use literacy, communication and numeracy skills
    • use technology for learning
    • think creatively and independently
    • learn independently and as part of a group
    • make reasoned evaluations
    • link and apply different kinds of learning in new situations


  • confident individuals 

    Capacities Confident individual at Great Western Pre-School Nursery Aberdeen



    • self-respect
    • a sense of physical, mental and emotional well-being
    • secure values and beliefs
    • ambition

    and able to:

    • relate to others and manage themselves
    • pursue a healthy and active lifestyle
    • be self-aware
    • develop and communicate their own beliefs and view of the world
    • live as independently as they can
    • assess risk and make informed decisions
    • achieve success in different areas of activity


  • responsible citizens 

    Capacities responsible citizens at Great Western Pre-School Nursery Aberdeen



    • respect for others
    • commitment to participate responsibly in political, economic, social and cultural life

    and able to:

    • develop knowledge and understanding of the world and Scotland's place in it
    • understand different beliefs and cultures
    • make informed choices and decisions
    • evaluate environmental, scientific and technological issues
    • develop informed, ethical views of complex issues


  • effective contributors 

    Capacities effective contributors at Great Western Pre-School Nursery Aberdeen



    • an enterprising attitude
    • resilience
    • self-reliance

    and able to:

    • communicate in different ways and in different settings
    • work in partnership and in teams
    • take the initiative and lead
    • apply critical thinking in new contexts
    • create and develop
    • solve problems