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Growth Mindset


Useful reading:

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Mindset: How You Can Fulfil Your Potential by Carol Dweck

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Hardcover – December 13, 2010  by JoAnn Deak Ph.D. 

Giraffes can't dance! by Giles Andreae

The Dot by Peter H Reynolds

What is Growth Mindset?

We are working really hard to make sure that we all have a growth mindset. We launched Growth Mindset to the whole school at the start of Spring term.

This means that we try to be positive, embrace challenge and difficulty. When learning is tough, we know that we are going to learn and we try to persevere and be resiliant. 

People with growth mindsets achieve more than others who have fixed mindsets. 



Welcome to the Pit!

You may have heard your child talking about the learning pit! 

The learning pit (developed by James Nottingham) is a visual guide for learners to understand how we learn.

We want our children to know that it is OK to be 'in the pit' (finding their work challenging) and we want them to be equipped with the skills to get out of it.

(Image courtesy of St. Matthews C of E Primary School, Leeds)



This Summer term we are focussing on critique as a method of improving our work.

The whole school watched the video 'Austin's butterfly' and then went to class to create art work and critique each other.

We found that this was a great way to make improvements and that completing more than one draft really helped us to produce our best work.

Y4 child's 1st and 2nd draft


A child's 1st and 2nd draft

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