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!

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.

Printed Wall Hanging

Come and have a look at our wonderful wall hanging made from the African printing that Reception and Years 1 and 2 made last term.  It has pride of place in the hall. 

Huge thanks to Mrs Cake for sewing it all together for us.  

We’re very proud of it!

New Sports Kits

Many thanks to R.B. Fontana & Sons, Dorset Water Park and 1st Call Training for sponsoring our new sports kits.

We are looking forward to wearing them when representing our school.