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  1. Class Information
  2. Behaviour For Learning in Our School
  3. Growth mindset/Characteristics of Effective Learning

Growth mindset/

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is the underlying belief that abilities can be developed through effort and practice. Children with a growth mindset persist in the face of challenges because they understand that effort and hard work can change ability and intelligence. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is static, and cannot be changed. When children have a fixed mindset, they tend to give up easily when they encounter obstacles, because they believe that they don’t have what it takes to learn hard things.

Our pupil's have developed a 'Learning Charter' which sets our what learning looks like in our school - both inside the classroom and outside.

 Characteristics of Effective Learning (Reception)

These are the three characteristics that drive our teaching and signpost to us that a child is learning:


Playing and exploring – Children investigate and experience things, and ‘have a go’.


Active learning – Children concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements.


Creating and thinking critically – Children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.