Growth Mindset

What a great blog entry! We’ve talked a lot about Growth Mindset over the years and we know in our school, knowledge doesn’t just “wash over us” in the night. We know we have to identify the things we need to work on and really put in the effort. We’ve applied this to all sorts recently: learning our multiplication tables, learning doubling facts, improving our writing and becoming better athletes.

Keep up the good work.

Mr Sieczkarek

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At school we are trying to work with a ‘Growth Mindset’.

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What is a growth minset?

“In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”

This week we looked at success and failure and what we can learn from it. We linked it to our learning in Black History month.

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Manor Lodge

We are so lucky to have the historic Manor Lodge Tudor site on our doorstep. It is steeped in history.

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Yesterday, we visited Manor Lodge as part of our Tudor topic. It was such a fun day, exploring the grounds and taking part in different Tudor themed activities. We loved meeting Bess of Hardwick (Countess of Shrewsbury) and we enjoyed dressing up in different Tudor clothing.

What a great day!

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Pride of Prince Edward

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The Pride of Prince Edward this week, represents everything that it means to be a Pride. She has consciously worked towards achieving this award. She set her sights on this goal and never gave up working on the qualities she needed to demonstrate. It is an absolute pleasure to have her in Sapphire class. Since the start of the year she has always been kind, polite and considerate of the feelings of others. Sophie loves a challenge and never gives up; and since September, she has had such a positive attitude towards her learning. Sophie fully deserves to be the new Pride of Prince Edward.

Black History Month

Here is one of our Y3 Blog entries about the work they did on Black History Month, Nelson Mandela and apartheid. I set the Y3s a challenge to find our what significance my key ring souvenir has. I bought it in Cape Town. The key ring simply says “466/64”.

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This week we have been learning about Nelson Mandela for black history month. We have completed a fact file about him using the iPads and we have had lots of discussions about apartheid, race and diversity. Mrs Weet has been really impressed with our mature ideas!

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