Pearl Class Superstars – Autumn 1 – Week 8

What a busy end to a fabulous half term. There were lots of certificates flying out of the door today for lots of different reasons.

Our mathematician and superstar writer of the week.
Mention certificates, growth mindset and Science superstars this week too!

Growth Mindset

Do you know what a fixed or a growth mindset is?

In Y2, we have been looking at what the difference is between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.

A fixed mindset is limiting. A fixed mindset is someone who gives up easily and doesn’t want to challenge themselves. A fixed mindset is someone who doesn’t believe in themselves and thinks that they are no good.

A growth mindset is freedom. A growth mindset is someone who is willing to give it a go. A growth mindset is someone who tries their hardest and doesn’t give up. A growth mindset is someone who is able to build their skills and abilities by always trying to better themselves.

We read a story called Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreas. The story is about a giraffe called Gerald who believes that he cannot dance. His friends laugh at him and make him feel that he is useless but a little cricket comes along and changes Gerald’s mindset from fixed to growth. All Gerald needed to do was to believe in himself and dance to a different song!

Click here to see an animated version of the story Giraffes Can’t Dance.

These two girls then went above and beyond in their learning this week and have really proven to the adults in Pearl Class that they have a growth mindset.

They didn’t give up, even when they found the task hard to complete; they were encouraging their friends to do the best they could do and they put 100% effort into their tasks. Amazing work girls! 🙂

What could you say to your friends if they had a fixed mindset?