Planet Inspiration and Growth Mindset
We have a number of characters that represent particular skills and attributes that we need as lifelong learners and in our lives generally. These characters all come from Planet Inspiration and form a colourful display in our hall as well as being prominent in each classroom. Our characters are:
The children are very familiar with these characters and they are referred to frequently in assemblies and lessons.
Linked with Planet Inspiration, we have done a lot of work with the children on the concept of Growth Mindset. Essentially this is the idea that our abilities and skills aren’t fixed but rather we can develop them through practice, hard work and the right attitude. The children are very familiar with the idea that rather than saying “I can’t do…..” they reframe it to say “I can’t do this yet”. We sometimes have Growth Mindset days where the children try new experiences and push themselves to do things that they are less confident in. Growth Mindset links with all our characters and also with Resilience, another concept familiar to the children.