What is a growth mindset and how can it help me?
How do I Get Better at Things?
Growth Mindset Afternoon 1 01/03/17
To encourage a growth mindset in all Christ Church Academy pupils, all classes had an afternoon off timetable to complete a series of difficult challenges in their form groups.
All tasks were completed independently with a mantra of try again and don't give up.
All pupils had to create a near-impossible shape from a piece of A4 with no help. Each time they said they couldn't do it, they had to try again.
Pupils then had different challenges depending on the year.
Year 5 – Plastic cup stack
Year 6 – origami
Year 7 – life jackets for babies
Year 8 – basketball tower
Well done to everyone for having a go.
Growth Mindset Afternoon 2 24/03/17
To further develop the 'never say die', growth mindset of pupils at Christ Church Academy, another challenge afternoon was held.
Pupils performed a creative task to encourage an understanding of how mistakes make the brain grow.
Key Stage 2 pupils then drew inspiration from the short film 'Soar' and tried repatedly to build the perfect paper aeroplane.
Our new website has been live for a year. Please could you complete the following survey to allow us to further develop this resource. Click here to begin. ...
Snapchat Bitmoji GPS Tracking
Snapchat has just had a huge update. It now shows where any of the user's (your child's) friends are at any time. It uses GPS to precisely pinpoint on a map where the users are, even changing to a car when they move quickly. Your child and other users are depicted by a Bitmoji. Once you get onto ...
Supporting Children Following Acts of Terror
Following the dreadful events in Manchester this week, it is understandable that our children will have questions about such attacks. Here are some websites offering support for parents when speaking to our children. https://www.safeguardinginschools.co.uk/supporting-school-children-terrorist-...
Please be alert for signs of your children using the social media app Sayat.me. This app allows users to post anonymous reviews of other people. This has led to children posting abuse to others that is visble to the world. If you see your child using this app please talk about what abuse that...
Blue Whale Challenge Craze Warning
Please be alert for signs of your children playing the 'Blue Whale Challenge Game' on social media sites. The game is named Blue Whale Challenge as whales are believed to voluntary wash up on the beach and die. The craze started in Russia and is linked to 130 young suicides there last year. This ...
Parents Evenings Booking Form
Visit this link to access our parents evening booking system. https://christchurch.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ ...
Home Access Logging On
Help support when logging on to the school system from home. Click here to go to the help page. ...
The latest edition of the Chronicle. Click here to access. ...