For the safety of our pupils and staff, Corfe Castle Primary will be closed today - 19th March 2018

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

You may have heard your children talking about having a Growth Mindset.  This is an approach to learning that we have recently introduced in school.

Growth Mindset is a research and evidence-based approach to helping children be confident, capable learners. Growth Mindset theory describes a key positive mental attitude and approach to learning and development.

A Growth Mindset is rooted in a belief that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. In other words, people with a Growth Mindset think intelligence is like a muscle that grows stronger with training. This positive mental attitude helps to foster both an interest in learning and a resilience against setbacks; both are essential for great achievement.

In contrast, a Fixed Mindset comes from a belief that intelligence and talent are fixed and that talent is more important than effort for achievement.

As part of our teaching about mindsets, we have launched Fearless Fridays, when the children and staff will be learning about the key concepts and developing their mindsets.


Our Christmas Service

We were delighted to share our singing, acting, dancing and instrument playing with everyone at our Christmas Service in church this week. Many thanks to everyone who supported us!

Our Choir at St Edward’s Church

Our choir completely wowed the entire congregation during the Carols for Everyone service at St Edward’s church. They made us all very proud with their festive singing!

Christmas Lights Switch On

Thank you to Mrs Painter and the choir who entertained us at the Corfe Castle Christmas Lights Switch on.

Also special thanks to our ‘celebrities’ who switched the lights on.

And finally, thanks to the Festivities Committee for allowing us to be part of this lovely celebration.

British Museum

Check out our photos from our trip to The British Museum in London! The children were fantastic and made us proud of their wonderful enthusiasm for learning about Egypt as well as their outstanding behaviour!

A big THANK YOU to all the parents support with this trip, especially those parents and staff that joined us. 


Bumblebee Class News

We have been very busy back at school in Bumblebee class!

We have elected our new school councillors and are really pleased that Sophie, Charles, Freddy and Shakeel will be representing our class this year.

We have got well and truly stuck into our Egyptian topic and we have designed some stunning hieroglyphic cartouches which have been turned into book marks but are also decorating our classroom door. We are organising our first trip which will be to the British Museum in London to see the real Egyptian artefacts first hand! Look out for more information to follow!

Lord Carnarvon’s briefcase still remains locked however we have cracked two of the maths challenges to get inside!

This term we are learning an Egyptian song called ‘Amazing Egyptians’. Check out the tune and lyrics here so you can practise at home.



Our value this term is Generosity. The children have already explored this through the story of The Smartest Giant in Town and the Generous Widow and have plenty of examples of the ways people are generous to them as well as ways they can be generous to others. The children have already been awarded ‘Class of the week’ for their hard work and generosity around school.

Every week we practise our times tables and are tested on our times table target. Please help your child practise as much as possible at home. ‘Hit the button’ online is a great way to practise.


More information about Bumblebee Class and our topic can be found on the links to our letter and topic web below.

Bumblebee Letter 2017          Ancient Egypt topic web