We want all children to relish challenges and embrace their mistakes as part of the learning process. We also want them to value the importance of effort, respond to feedback and take inspiration from others. This will help them to achieve not only in school but in their future lives.
We promote this by using growth mindset language and attitudes in the classroom and promoting the power of 'Yet!' We believe there is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. We teach children about the power of yet through our very own Growth Mindset Rap. This positive attitude to learning is important as it can impact on how children will approach new learning experiences in all aspects of their life.
Link to Growth Mindset Rap: https://becontree.primarysite.media/media/becontrees-growth-mindset-rap
In EYFS and KS1, we teach children key growth mindset characteristics by introducing them to four main characters:
In KS2, we teach the children about the importance of learning behaviours. This positive attitude to learning is important in order to support both their cognitive ability as we all their skill set which can have an impact on how children will approach new learning experiences in all aspects of their life.
These learning behaviours are taught through the 4Rs: