Wow! The children demonstrated many of our growth mindset classroom rules is weekend when they went to Colomendy – Be Strong (Perservere – Tackle activities and challenges that are new to them) Be Confident (Have a Go) and Be Curious (Try new things and ask questions to find out more).
Children showed that they were both confident and strong by performing at the Rock Kidz concert last night.
This links with the growth mindset classroom rules – Be Strong (Perservere by learning the lyrics and practising these each day) and Be Confident (Have a Go).
We were very proud of how successful the children were in their performance.
Tonight, the Growth Mindset SDP met to review the action plan set at the last meeting.
This term, the aim was to further develop growth mindset in other subjects such as Sports, Music and Art. This has so far, been incredibly successful with Heygreen hosting Arts week and seeing children excel in performance arts.
Today, all teachers went to Preston to meet with the Kaizen Network and learn more about Growth Mindset and AfL. There were lots of valuable discussions and action planning, especially in how Heygreen is moving forward within this School Development Area.
From this INSET the focus in school during Spring 2 will be to:
1) Encourage pupils to lead teaching and learning sessions more.
2) Further develop the use of floor books in Maths to promote discussion and challenge – Introduce this in English.
3) Further develop the use of the assessment cups – take the time to discuss the meaning of the colours more and why children feel they are working at that level.
Being able to explain the use of the cups well.
Day 2 of lesson study was teaching grid multiplication using decimals linking with real life problems. This focused on reasoning. Miss Eades had given the children some word problems linking with a price list from a chip shop and a sweet shop. The children then had to find the price and work out the answer using grid method. The children even wrote their own steps to success to help with working the problems out!