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Growth Mindset

Welcome to KS2! You've made a big jump from Y2 to Y3.

We work really hard and it won't always be easy
...but we love a challenge. 

Here are some tips on how to be a Tough Tortoise

 Making Mistakes and The Power of "Yet"...

These 5 short videos introduce the concept of Growth Mindset. Follow Mojo as he perseveres, learns from mistakes and discovers how his brain is like a muscle. There are handy parent discussion guides as well.

Mojo has to be a Tough Tortoise!

Watch Episodes 1-5 here 

Tough Tortoise Soundtrack

Sealions love a good song and we've been listening out for Tough Tortoise messages. Here's our playlist so far...

Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor

Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

You Can Get It If You Really Want - Desmond Dekker

Theme From Rocky - Bill Conti

Proud - Heather Smalls

The Power of Yet - Sesame Street

Feel free to suggest any other songs with a motivational message!


10 Questions to build a Growth Mindset

To be a Tough Tortoise, you have to be happy to make mistakes. If you don't know something, you just don't know...YET! We have learned that your brain is like a muscle and needs constant stretching to help it grow. Here are 10 questions you can ask to develop a Growth Mindset and build a Tough Tortoise shell:

Some key aspects of Growth Mindset 

  • We remember it’s always OK to make mistakes – we learn from them.
  • We never give up! We try a different approach, or use a different strategy.
  • We learn from each other – you guys often make the best teachers!
  • We don’t compare ourselves with others, but we do learn from others.
  • We challenge ourselves – which really helps us make progress.
  • We take risks – we don’t limit ourselves by taking the easy option.
  • We join in as much as possible – and we learn much more by being involved.
  • We remember that mastering something new feels so much better than doing something you can        already do.
  • We remember that the brain is making new connections all the time – the only thing you need to know is that you can learn anything!


Bedtime reading...

For more information about Growth Mindset and how you can grow your brain like a muscle, watch this video and have a read of the documents below:

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