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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
' WRAP AROUND CARE ' IS AVAILABLE FOR CRITICAL / KEY WORKERS WITH ' LET's PLAY. ' Let's Play is open from 8am -9am and then from 3.15pm - 6pm as long as they have enough people ( health permitting ) to make it work . School staff will not be working in school over Easter ( they need to recharge their batteries for the long weeks ahead ) . If you need child care over the Easter period then you need to book places now. This service is only for the children who are currently on our KW list - I am sure the government will reimburse KW/Critical workers for any extra expense in due course. | In the light of the PM's Announcement - School will be taking a harder line on Key worker Criteria ( if one parent is not a KW then they should really stay at home to provide childcare ). Remember this is a big push now for the next 3-4 weeks THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME FOR US ALL BUT WE CAN DO IT ! | PM's UPDATED MESSAGE Do you really need to bring your child to school ? Are we literally your last resort ? If you have no other option for childcare then we will be glad to support all NHS critical/key workers by keeping your children safe -thank you for doing the vital job you are doing ! Places are limited and determined by how many healthy staff we have available from day to day. Remember ' social distancing ' when dropping off or picking up children.
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Growth Mindset

At Davyhulme Primary School, we know that pupils who have a positive attitude towards their learning will make good progress and be successful. Consequently, instilling all our pupils with 'growth mindsets' has become a key priority for the school this year. We have introduced the theories of Dr Carol Dweck to staff and pupils during a staff Inset in January 2020 and we are determined to embed its ideas within our school ethos. 

We want all our pupils to relish challenges, embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process, value the importance of effort, respond carefully to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to achieve, not only with us, but also in their future lives as adults.

We are very excited about the prospect of nurturing a growth mindset culture at Davyhulme Primary School. Please see the Growth Mindset presentation for parents. 

Encouraging children to become confident and resilient learners

We know that in order to fulfil the potential of our pupils and encourage them to become confident and resilient learners we, as a team of parents and staff, need to be modelling the mindset of a learner who is not afraid of making mistakes, but who thrives upon them, knowing that this is all part of the learning process. The way in which we encourage children to learn and explore is vital to their success, not only at school but at home as well.

At Davyhulme Primary School, we consistently endeavour to challenge and develop the attitudes of all pupils and staff towards learning by considering what makes a successful learner. We have dedicated sessions in class to address what kind of learners we want to be and how we can positively approach challenges inside and outside the classroom. The school is buzzing with talk of perseverance, challenge, risks and celebrating mistakes.

Central to this attitude and approach to learning, are the theories and proven evidence of Growth Mindset. This is a term coined by psychologist Carol Dweck and her research has identified the characteristics of learners with a fixed and a growth mindset:

The following video explains the concept in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUWn_TJTrnU

Key aspects of growth mindset at Davyhulme Primary School:

  • We celebrate making mistakes – we can learn from them;
  • We promote the use of ‘ I can’t do this YET…’
  • We never give up – perseverance is the key if we are to succeed;
  • We learn from each other;
  • We don’t compare ourselves with others;
  • We challenge ourselves and take risks;
  • We remember that our brains are making new connections and growing all the time.

For further information on how to encourage confident and resilient learners at home, have a look at some of the links below.

https://www.mindsetworks.com/parents/growth-mindset-parenting https://www.oxfordlearning.com/growth-mindset-tips-for-parents/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-try-new-things