Our children had their first assembly of the Year of the Growth Mindset on discovering the brain.
They learnt that our brain contains billions of neurons; some of these are connected and some others are floating about. Neurons have an important role: when we learn something new, neurons connect together. The better we know something, the stronger the connection! We saw that if someone decides that an activity is just to hard and gives up, the connection between neurons will stay weak or break completely.
Following this assembly, we set up the Spring behaviour for learning goal: WE TAKE RISKS IN ORDER TO IMPROVE OUR LEARNING
Building on our previous work with the children in developing positive learning behaviours through resilience, this year we are focussing on Growth Mindsets – where children understand that their intelligence is not something that is fixed and cannot be changed, rather it can grow as they use it.
A child’s mindset, or personal view of their own intelligence, affects their motivation to learn and their aspiration to achieve. We are aiming for each child to develop a Growth Mindset where they love learning, they value effort and they persist in the face of obstacles.
Our school motto for The Year of Growth Mindset is:
All of us can achieve great things with
- perseverance; and
Pupils and adults had a fantastic time during the Arts Week! You can visit the School Gallery to see some of their work.
You are invited to visit the art exhibition of the works produced by the children of Robert Blair during parents evenings on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd October.
This exhibition will to launch our year-long Brewery Rd Art Project on the theme of Belonging.