Helping your child at home

Develop a Growth Mindset

What is a growth mindset?

Has your child ever said to you ‘There’s no point, I’ll never be able to do it’ or avoided doing something because they’ve failed at it in the past?

Feelings like this can be related to what children believe about what makes them ‘good’ at something – whether it’s school work, sport, or even their ability to manage their emotions and behaviour.

Some children will tend to give up on challenging tasks easily, or avoid tasks they’ve failed at before. They tend to believe that being ‘good’ at a particular activity is a fixed state, and is something they can’t control. In psychology, this way of thinking is called a ‘fixed mindset’.

Others might bounce back quickly from failure and be more likely to explore how they can get better at doing something. They tend to be children who believe that you can improve your abilities by practising, or by finding a different way to achieve your goal. This way of thinking is called a ‘growth mindset’, and developing it can help make children more resilient for life.

Websites to support your child’s learning

Read Write Inc.

Jigsaw (PSHE)

Zippy’s Friends (PSHE Year 1)

 

Places to visit to support your child’s learning

 

Art & Design

National Portrait Gallery

Tate Modern

National Gallery

William Morris Gallery

V & A

 

English

Discover – Children’s Story Centre

Stratford Theatre

East Ham Library

The British Library

 

 

History

Museum of Childhood

The British Museum

Natural History Museum

Cabinet War Rooms

Tower of London

London Transport Museum

PE

East Ham Leisure Centre

Olympic Park

Plashet Park

Atherton Leisure Centre

 

RE

St Paul’s Cathedral

Regents Park Mosque

Central Synagogue

Local Mandir

Local Gurdwara

 Science

The Science Museum

Sea Life

London Zoo

Kew Gardens