Growth Mindset

Dr. Dweck’s research into growth mindset changed education forever   Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck and her colleagues became interested in students’ attitudes about failure. They noticed that some students rebounded while other students seemed devastated by even the smallest setbacks. After studying the behaviour of thousands of children, Dr. Dweck coined the terms …

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Cultural Diversity Week

Today we celebrated  Cultural Diversity Day at Date Palm Primary. One of the best things about our school is the wide range of cultures represented in our children, parents and staff, and we wanted to show off this amazing diversity with a full day of celebrations! We held a whole-school assembly via Zoom in which …

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Parents’ Beliefs about Maths Change their Children’s Achievement

We now know that the messages we give students can change their performance dramatically, and that students need to know that the adults in their lives believe in them. Researchers are learning that students’ ideas about their ability and potential are extremely important, much more than previously understood. As well as the messages we give …

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Mistakes Grow Your Brain

Psychologist Jason Moser studied the neural mechanisms that operate in people’s brains when they make mistakes (Moser et al., 2011). Moser and his group found something fascinating. When we make a mistake, synapses fire. A synapse is an electrical signal that moves between parts of the brain when learning occurs. Moser found that when people …

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Tackling Online Hate

Internet Matters have some really good advice to support children and young people, which includes facts and statistics, why hate speech is so dangerous, the law and much more. Very useful to discuss with children to open up those all-important dialogues. Here is the guide.

World Book Day

Last week Date Palm celebrated World Book Day with fun-packed activities throughout the day promoting a pleasure of reading. The children were excited to dress up as their favourite characters and they eagerly shared their favourite books with their class. Previous Next

Welcome Back

We are very pleased with how resilient and positive our children have been throughout the  lockdown period. From coping with school closure and the absence of friends to navigating the world of online learning, the children have embraced every change with a positive attitude. It has been wonderful to welcome children back to school this …

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