Next time you’re in the school library make sure you look out for the fabulous print that Nick Schon very kindly donated to the school.
We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Carter who came into school today and spent the morning with our Nursery and Reception children, teaching them to become ‘budding’ gardeners by planting vegetables and herbs with them in the Early Years planters (originally made by Mrs Carter).
The children will continue to care for the plants by watering them regularly and hopefully soon we will have a bumper crop of herbs and vegetables!
All our plants are growing!
Recently, Harpenden Lions very kindly made a donation of £500 to our school for PSHE&C resources (Personal, Social and Health Education and Careers). We would like to thank them for their generosity in providing funds to buy valuable learning resources for our pupils.
This week saw the roll out of our new school lunch Pupil Choice system. So far, all seems to have gone very smoothly, and hopefully this will continue to be the case. Thank you for your co-operation in encouraging your child to look at the menu each day before coming to school so that they are ready with their choice.
Our teaching assistant, Mrs Pratt, is very bravely entering for the London Marathon this Sunday in order to raise funds for Marie Curie. We would like to wish her the very best of luck.
If anyone would like to sponsor her, please go to www.justgiving.com/Lilylondon.
Update 1 May 2015:
Well done to Mrs Pratt, who completed the London Marathon on Sunday in the fantastic time of 5 hours and 53 minutes, raising a total of more than £1,700 for Marie Curie.
Mrs Pratt would like to pass on her thanks to those parents who very kindly donated on her Just Giving page.
Today’s Growth Mindset Day was a fantastic success. The children all really enjoyed themselves while stretching their minds! The teachers and I are all very proud of how enthusiastic the pupils were. Thank you to the large numbers of parents and carers who took the time to come and find out all about Growth Mindset. I hope that you found it informative.
A huge thank you to Mrs Cross, Mrs Davey, Mrs Davenport, Mrs Marzola and Mrs Pratt for all their hard work in organising the Growth Mindset Day.
We will be designing curriculum activities to promote the use of a growth mindset and assessing the impact on our children’s learning.
You can support us on this journey by doing the following:-
DO: Use words that encourage
DON’T: Use labels that judge
DO: Use mindset growing conversations
(from Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, pg 22)
We asked people, ranging from grade schoolers to young adults, “When do you feel smart?” The differences were striking.
People with the growth mindset said:
For people with a growth mindset it’s not about immediate perfection. It’s about learning something over time – confronting a challenge and making progress. People with a growth mindset thrive when they’re stretching themselves.
People with the fixed mindset said:
It’s about being perfect right now. In the fixed mindset it’s not enough just to succeed. It’s not enough just to look smart or talented. You have to be pretty much flawless. And you have to be flawless right away. When do people with a fixed mindset thrive? When things are safely within their grasp. If things get too challenging when they’re not feeling smart or talented – they lose interest.