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Healthy Lifestyle Choices

We would still like to stress the importance of children having water at school. This initiative has been running for a number of years at Potten End School. Whilst we recognise that children might prefer other drinks, drinking water hydrates effectively, is zero calories and does not contain any sugar! Please read some of these news articles to gain a wider picture: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1358999/The-healthy-flavoured-water-sugar-doughnuts.html http://www.naturalhydrationcouncil.org.uk/hydration-facts/water-wise-schools/

The Communication Trust

The Communication Trust has a wide range of resources for parents for children of all ages. These include resources to encourage listening, understanding, interaction and play. You can also find information for those who want to find out more about supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

Growth Mindset

Lots of educational research supports the notion that children with fixed mindsets do not achieve as well as those with a growth mindset. The studies have shown that those children with a Growth Mindset are successful in all they do in life and are happy. This is what we would want for all our children. With this in mind, we are working with both parents and children in explaining how to develop a growth mindset. We are clear that growth mindset is not a discretely taught ‘subject’ but is learnt through reinforcing and creating a growth mindset culture. We would like this to be a feature of learning in all classes, all of the time.

What is Growth Mindset?

The term ‘growth mindset’ refers to a way of thinking, learning and taking on challenges. A person with a growth mindset is open to constructive criticism, takes feedback and uses it, takes on new challenges, pushes themselves outside of their comfort zone and shows resilience and perseverance.

Developing a Growth Mindset

Find tips for how you can help foster a growth mindset at home from the Oxford Learning website. For more information you can download the parent mindset handout or Growth Mindset Information.