Growth Mindset

Ms Anstruther has been helping P4B to learn all about the brain, its functions and how it affects learning. Tuesday has been ‘Brain Day’ in 4B!
Find out more on the P4 Class Page.


Ms Anstruther has been teaching the children some methods to help them remember things better.
At the end of every session Ms Anstruther teaches the children to use Mindfulness
to help them relax and to be aware of what is happening around them.
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On the 23 November Max’s mum (Dr Tara Spires-Jones) came
to speak to the class.
She taught the children about all of the different parts of the brain and told them what it was like to be a scientist.


Most importantly of all, Ms Anstruther has made the children aware that they are capable of learning anything. If things are tricky, they know to relax, have a go and give it their best
shot. After all, everyone learns from making mistakes and it’s okay to do so. If
something is difficult they are learning to say to themselves: 
“It’s okay, I just can’t do this YET.
APRIL 2016

P4B were very lucky to have Alba’s parents, Albert and Pau in the classroom teaching them about the brain with three of their colleagues, Conrad, Charlie and Richard.  In the workshop Albert talked to us about the brain before we did three activities.  They were using plasticine to show the areas of the brain, weighing and looking at brains and finally looking at brain samples under a microscope.It was a very interesting morning and we are very grateful to Albert and Pau for giving up their time and sharing their knowledge and expertise.  A very big thank you.