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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
Dress Code Reminder for all pupils - Although School have allowed you to wear your own clothes , you are not allowed to wear nail varnish , earrings nor adopt hairstyles or hair colouring that does not conform to our dress code. | Whole School Returning Week Beginning 20th July Information about the whole school return to school during the last week of term will be put on Seesaw on Wednesday 15th July. Parents will be told on which day their child will return and will be given further information about the day. Please make sure that you check Seesaw on this day.We can't wait to see you! | Annual School Reports will be sent out electronically over the next few weeks . We regret to say that we cannot provide paper copies at this time because of COVID19 restrictions and regret that the reports have been written based on information up to the closure of school on 20th March . On Friday 17th July 2020 pupils ( and their parents and carers ) will find out who their teachers are and what class they will be in for September 2020. | School Will be CLOSED for the Summer Holidays BUT our partners at Let’s Play Will OPEN for KWVP plus anyone who needs a place in Bubbles of up to 15 children. - Phone Dani ( 07947653796 ) for further details .
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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