Palm class subtracting 2 digit numbers – 5.11.21.
In Year 2, Palm class have been learning to find the difference by using the calculation ‘minuend – subtrahend = difference’. Today we used a place value chart and dienes to help us subtract a 2 digit number from a 2 digit number. We found ourselves in the learning pit to begin with but we were able to use our growth mindsets and resilience to help us plan effective strategies.
In Year 2, Palm class spent the afternoon thinking about what it means to be an artist. We explored the different lines, shades and patterns that can all be created with just a pencil! Using our pencil in a variety of ways enabled us to create some excellent observational sketches of minibeasts. We used our growth mindset and resilience to improve our sketches following feedback from a critical friend. We had a lovely afternoon and are excited to use colouring pencils in similar ways soon!
Apple Class are currently remote learning and have been using their persuasive skills to persuade their parents and guardians to do a variety of things. They used the metacognitive cycle to plan, monitor and evaluate their persuasive techniques. Miss Hazell is immensely proud of how they have all showed great resilience and used their Growth Mindsets as for some, it was particularly challenging to persuade their parents and guardians!
In Year 2, we have been learning about narratives and have used our growth mindsets to produce stories for Laura Wall. We based our stories on ‘The Enormous Turnip’ and explored a range of other stories linking with our Learning Journey, ‘The Scented Garden’. We also demonstrated great resilience in using the metacognition cycle to plan, monitor and evaluate our stories, using our purple pen to make progress in our learning. We are very excited for Laura to read our stories!
The coronavirus pandemic may have impacted our ability to attend school but it has not prevented us ‘Hazeldowners’ from demonstrating the fact that we have growth mindsets!
All of the individuals in the attached video have been nominated by their teachers for doing just that during either the second half of the Spring Term (before Easter) or the first half of the Summer Term (the term that we all spent accessing our learning online at home).
Well done to each of the nominated individuals!
A huge congratulations to our Assistant SENCO, Mrs Prentice, for completing the London marathon today in aid of the charity YoungMinds. She has done everyone proud today and showed great resilience!
Well done Mrs Prentice!!
The fifteenth (and final!) image is now live!
Please remember: the deadline for entry submission is this Wednesday, 29th March. All successful entries will be placed into a hat and there will be prizes for the three individuals selected at random during this Friday’s assembly.
All entries need to be handed in to the school office.
Happy hunting! 🙂
The image in frame number 12 is now live!
Mr. G. 🙂
PS. Once you’ve found this one, there are only four more to find.
The image in frame number 8 is now live!
Happy hunting! 🙂
The images in frames 9 and 10 are now live!
Please note that due to a slight error on my part, the image that was in frame 5 now has a new home! The image that was in the frame is one of the ones that did not require you to take down information and can now be found in a different location. Sorry!!
PS. Please check out the following mind map that one of our Y6 pupils produced. He clearly has a good understanding of what is required to have a Growth Mindset! 🙂
I can confirm that image number six is now live! Happy hunting!
The image in frame number five is now live!
Frames 4 and 7 now contain images!!
Please remember that frame 7 does NOT require any evidence on your sheet.
Happy searching! 🙂
GROWTH MINDSET COMPETITION!
You will have received the details yesterday, both through e-mail and a paper copy, but listed below are the key pieces of information regarding our Growth Mindset competition!
Located around the school are 15 frames. Each frame has a number stuck on the wall above it.
During the remaining weeks of the term, I will be inserting images in to each of the frames; the images will be of famous individuals from the past and present and will all be accompanied by a quote.
Here’s where you come in! I will be running a competition to see who can name all of the individuals who are pictured / quoted in the different frames. Some of the individuals you will know whereas others will have been alive far before you were born (you may need to ask an adult to support you with these ones!). Pay close attention to the images as many will contain big clues that will support you in finding the answer!
You can write your answers in the competition card sent home on Monday. All completed cards should then be handed to the school office by Wednesday 29th March. During assembly on Friday 31st March, all correct entries will be placed into a hat, with the three chosen competition cards winning a special prize!
A couple of the frames will not contain a quote from a particular individual; these have been marked with a ‘X’ on the card and will not require you to do anything.
The images could go up at any point so you’ll have to be extra-observant if you’re keen to participate. Also, the images will be put up over a period of three and a half weeks so you’re going to have to be resilient and will need to commit to checking the frames frequently.
All that’s left for me to say is…good luck! I look forward to receiving your completed entries on Wednesday 29th March.
Mr. G. 🙂
PS. Keep an eye on the blog for further details of when the new images are inserted into frames.
Do you have a fixed or a growth mindset?
Can I say a massive well done to Freya, Year 6 Holly Class, who took the initiative to (completely unprompted!) summarise the key characteristics of the two types of mindset as a piece of voluntary home learning! Have a read and decide where you fit.
Great job Freya!
If you demonstrate a growth mindset over half term, let me know – I’ll be keen to hear your stories on Monday 31st October.
Enjoy your half term break.
Mr Goodenough. 🙂
In our Thursday singing assemblies we’ve been learning to sing ‘Don’t give up’ by Bruno Mars. The song, as well as being very catchy!, has a Growth Mindset theme and emphasises the need to demonstrate resilience in order to get better at something that you find hard. Although not an easy song to sing, we’re embracing the challenge of trying to master it! After all, challenge is interesting so why stick take the easy (boring!) route?!
A brief video to share the brain science behind growth mindset. Did you challenge yourself today?
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been learning all about mindsets and have been introduced to the concept of ‘Growth Mindset’. Please watch the above video for a brief summary.
Keep checking the blog regularly over the next couple of weeks as Mr. Goodenough will be uploading further growth mindset material for you to access at home. 🙂