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Posted by pmckay | Posted in Growth Mindset, Whole School Focus | Posted on 20-03-2017
The Learning Pit is a tool that learners will be introduced to which helps them to visualise the process of managing challenge. When a learner is posed with a question or enquiry that they perceive as ‘hard’ we can support them to tackle this in a positive way.
We will be using the ‘Learning Pit’ which was developed by James Nottingham to help children respond to this cognitive wobble.
Our purpose in school is to learn.
The ideal conditions for new learning:
- Tackling a concept or skill that will require dedicated mental and physical response that elicits thoughts such as ‘This is hard’ or ‘I can’t do this’ and then using all the skills discussed previously will result in deep learning. (Even although it feels demanding and stressful!)
Posted by glendrum | Posted in P3/4 | Posted on 16-03-2017
P3/4 Author Visit at Musselburgh Library on PhotoPeach
P3/4 had a hilarious afternoon with the children’s author, Stuart Reid, at Musselburgh Library today. Stuart shared his inspiration for writing and the creative and imaginative ideas which have helped him to write the Gorgeous George series of adventure stories.
Posted by glendrum | Posted in P3/4 | Posted on 15-03-2017
Bushcraft and Den Building in Newhailes on PhotoPeach
P3/4 had a fantastic afternoon learning about survival skills and den building in Newhailes with Stuart Whittaker, the National Trust Ranger.
Posted by Mr. Keiller | Posted in The Week Ahead | Posted on 13-03-2017
Posted by pmckay | Posted in Growth Mindset, Whole School Focus | Posted on 13-03-2017
‘We must not only prepare students for tests in life but the tests of life.’
A focus on Growth Mindset can improve resilience by:
- Emphasising the belief that ability can be developed
- Provide opportunities to reframe challenges and setbacks
- Normalising mistakes and failure as learning opportunities
- Encouraging and rewarding persistence and effort
- Identifying alternative ways of achieving success
Improvement groups on PhotoPeach
21 teams, 21 plans of action, lots of teamwork, lots of energy, lots of skills, lots of busy children, lots of improvements…
We can make a difference.
Come to assembly next Friday to find out more about what we’ve all been up to!
Posted by Mr. Keiller | Posted in The Week Ahead | Posted on 06-03-2017
Posted by pmckay | Posted in Growth Mindset, Whole School Focus | Posted on 06-03-2017
In this first week looking at resilience learners will be given the opportunity to develop an understanding resilience:
Key features of resilience include:
- Bouncing back
- Managing emotions
- See failure as a form of helpful feedback
- Taking 100% personal responsibility
- Problem solving skills
Posted by glendrum | Posted in P3/4 | Posted on 03-03-2017
P3/4 Mary Queen of Scots Fact Files on PhotoPeach
P3/4 have worked really hard at home to create their very own fact file posters about Mary Queen of Scots. They used their learning experiences from school and also did their own personal research to complete this very exciting home learning challenge. All of the posters are very informative, detailed, well organised and eye catching. They have made a fantastic learning wall for everyone to enjoy in our classroom.