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Haxby Road News 14.09.18

A message from the Head of School…

I can’t believe it is the end of week 2 already! It has been a pleasure to observe all the children across school displaying our key values of TRUST, KINDNESS AND SELFBELIEF. This year we are developing our values further and introducing Growth Mindset across school.

We want our children to understand that it is okay to be overwhelmed with their learning, and that some of their best learning is done when they find things the hardest. Rather than simply praising success we praise effort and persistence.

We believe the best thing to do is to teach the children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. Our children are learning to recognise that effort, persistence and good teaching are what help them to improve.

Every class has been looking at and learning about the two types of mindsets that children and adults can have. A fixed mindset and a growth mindset.

Fixed Mindset

I like my work to be easy
I don’t like to try a challenge
I don’t like to try new things because I won’t be very good

Growth Mindset

I never give up
I like my work to be difficult – it means I am learning
I learn from my mistakes

It has been proven that having a growth mindset can improve children’s progress and attainment. We are teaching our children that by having a Growth Mindset they can grow their brains and intelligence and achieve anything they want! Please talk to your children about Growth Mindset and develop it at home. It’s a joy to watch the children display these qualities in class.

– Miss Woodward

Attendance Update

Our School Target is 97%

Last week our attendance was: 95.95%

The winners this week are… Class 3NW

  • First Place: Class 3NW with 99.38%
  • Second Place: Class 1/2NS with 99.18%
  • Third Place: Class 6RM with 98.07%

Welcome Tea for all Early Years families

Wednesday 19th September 9-10 and 2-3.

Any donations of cakes and buns would be warmly received. Thank you.

Mark this on your calendar


Wednesday 18th September 9-10 and 2-3
Welcome Café for Early Years families

Thursday 25th October
Movie Attendance Night for children with over 96% attendance and no more than 3 lates.

Friday 26th October
Non-uniform day and Bring a bottle for the Christmas fair

Half Term 27.10.18
Get Caught Reading Competition

Monday 12th November –Thursday 15th November
Parent’s Consultation Week Late Night

Wednesday 14th November Friday 16th November
Teacher Training Day – School Closed

Week beginning Monday 19th November
Wordless book Week and Reading Inspire events across school

Tuesday 20th November
SEND Café by Mrs Tasker

Friday 30th November
Christmas Fair

Friday 14th December
Christmas Jumper Day

Tuesday 18th December and Thursday 20th December
Early Years (2-5) Christmas Performance

Wednesday 19th December
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Christmas Performance

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