It was an exciting first day of the new academic year at Earls Hall! It was smashing to see all of the children back and looking so smart in their uniforms and there was a great buzz about the school as the children settled back into their routines.
The morning started with all of the children in both key stages taking part in special assemblies where they focused on how to develop a growth mindset. The assemblies focused on how to stretch your brain in order to try new things, learn from mistakes and develop resilience to get better at new things. The children were introduced to new ‘Earls Hall Learning Powers’ which every class will use in order to remind them that, when adopting a growth mindset rather than a fixed one, they will get better at new things over time. Back in class all of the children were introduced to the concept of working with different and changeable learning partners and how they could help each other with their learning. The day saw them attempting a series of activities which help develop a growth mindset and a lot of fun was had across the school!
Meanwhile, our new farm animals caused a stir across the school as, throughout the day, classes visited the goats, chickens, bantams and ducks. Each class will visit the animals over the course of the first few days of term before, starting from next week, groups of children from all classes will take turns to work as farm hands; taking on the responsibility of caring for the animals and undertaking all the jobs needed in order to do so.