Meet NED - our Growth Mindset mascot
Never give up
Encourage each other
Do your best
In school this term we are all learning about Growth Mindset.
Welcome to the pit!
We want the children to understand that it is okay to be stuck, and that some of their best learning is done when they find things the hardest. Rather than simply praising success we praise effort and persistence.
We believe the best thing to do is to teach children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. For children who find work easy we make sure they encounter more difficult tasks. We want your children to recognise that effort, persistence and good teaching are what help them improve.
Every class has been looking at and learning about the two types of mindsets that children and adults can have, a ‘fixed’ mindset and a ‘growth’ mindset.
It has been proven that having a Growth Mindset can improve children's progress and attainment. As a result, we are teaching our children that by having a Growth Mindset they can grow their brains and intelligence and achieve anything they want!
Growth Mindset – weekly focus
I know I have to work hard to improve.
I thrive on feedback.
I am inspired by the successes of others.
I embrace challenge.
I expect excellence.
I try to overcome obstacles.
I support and encourage others.
I believe that I can go beyond my best.
I know that growth and learning require effort.
I persist in the face of setback.
I learn from criticism.
I ask how to improve.
I can reach ever higher levels of achievement.
I like to stretch myself, take risks and learn.
Please look out for our Growth Mindset posters around school and on the parent noticeboard by the playground gates.
If you would like more information about Growth Mindset then please do not hesitate to speak to me.