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In November 2022, we had Lucas Jet deliver a circus skills workshop.  All classes were enthralled by the spectacular circus performance and then throughout the day, they developed different active circus skills such as plate spinning or juggling.  The pupils had to use a growth mind-set as the activities were challenging.

 

“I enjoyed the plate spinning, it was hard at first but I persevered.”

“I really enjoyed doing the juggling as I felt confident with the throwing and catching. Although I did have to persevere!”

“The assembly was amazing and the tricks he did were incredible! My favourite activity was spinning the plates because it was really fun and I was the first person in the class to do it! “

“My favourite activity during the circus skills workshop was the flower sticks. It was tricky but fun!”

“I enjoyed learning how to spin plates on a stick. It wasn't easy! But, with Lucas' help, I got there in the end!”

In March 2022, The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi was read to all pupils. The pupils then thought about a skill that they couldn't do 'yet' and what they could do to achieve it to make it possible.

In September 2021, our school had a special visitor – Ian ‘the Doodle Bug’ Brealey, who delivered art/growth mind-set workshops to the junior classes.  The pupils really enjoyed developing their drawing skills and their growth mindset.  At the end of the day, Ian gave a motivational assembly. 

 

Some comments from our pupils:

 

What were you proud of?

  • I was happy with the effort I put in.
  • I used my growth mindset well.
  • I thought I was a bad artist but I realised I was good.
  • I’m proud that I can draw circles using the dot method. 
  • I am really proud of how my drawing turned out in the end. 

 

How did you use a growth mindset?

  • We had to learn from our mistakes.
  • We had to not give up and persevere.
  • We had to put effort into our work and try and improve it.
  • I kept on getting the shape of the head wrong but I never gave up! 
  • When I was doing the nose, it always came out as a diamond but I kept trying and it worked out in the end. 

 

What did you enjoy most?

  • He taught us good drawing skills and taught us to persevere.
  • We liked drawing freehand and learning new skills.
  • It was drawing in a different way.
  • I liked Ian’s growth mindset messages.
  • I liked hearing about the stories when he made mistakes.

In the second week of the autumn term 2021, The Dot by Peter Reynolds was read to all pupils. The pupils then created their own 'dot' by thinking about a goal they would like to achieve within the school year. They wrote about how they would achieve their goals and which CHAMP skills they would use.

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