As a school we agreed our three core values to be Respect, Friendship and Perseverance.  These values underpin our learning and enjoyment at school. Perseverance is a foundation for our Growth Mindset ethos. Based on the work of Carol Dweck, we believe that challenges help children to grow, and that it is effort and attitude that determine their abilities. 

If children find work easy we make sure they encounter more difficult tasks; fostering a resilience and a love of learning through praising effort over achievement. You may hear our children refer to themselves as ‘Yetis’ – they are not mythical monsters – they are just working on their YET! “I’m not good at maths – YET”, “I don’t understand this – YET”.        

Here are some some recommended materials on Growth Mindset for our parents and carers:-

If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.  – Carol Dweck

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April 2017
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26 March 2017 27 March 2017

ASSESSMENT WEEK - ALL YEARS

ASSESSMENT WEEK - ALL YEARS
28 March 2017 29 March 2017 30 March 2017

Keeping Up with the Children Maths Free 4-week course

Keeping Up with the Children Maths Free 4-week course

Nursery Stay and Play

Nursery Stay and Play
31 March 2017 1 April 2017
2 April 2017 3 April 2017

Experience Easter Week

Experience Easter Week

Experience Easter Week

Experience Easter Week
4 April 2017 5 April 2017 6 April 2017

Easter Service @ St Mary's Church - all our family and friends welcome

Easter Service @ St Mary's Church - all our family and friends welcome

Easter Concert - all our family and friends welcome

Easter Concert - all our family and friends welcome
7 April 2017

Term 4 ends at 1:15pm

Term 4 ends at 1:15pm
8 April 2017
9 April 2017 10 April 2017 11 April 2017 12 April 2017 13 April 2017 14 April 2017 15 April 2017
16 April 2017 17 April 2017 18 April 2017 19 April 2017 20 April 2017 21 April 2017 22 April 2017
23 April 2017 24 April 2017

Term 5 starts @ 8:45am

Term 5 starts @ 8:45am

Keeping Up with the Children Maths (Free 4-week course)

Keeping Up with the Children Maths (Free 4-week course)
25 April 2017 26 April 2017 27 April 2017 28 April 2017 29 April 2017
30 April 2017 1 May 2017

Year 2 SATs Assessments throughout May

Year 2 SATs Assessments throughout May
2 May 2017 3 May 2017 4 May 2017 5 May 2017 6 May 2017
Upcoming Events
  • 24 April 2017 – Term 5 starts @ 8:45am
  • 24 April 2017 – Keeping Up with the Children Maths (Free 4-week course)
    1:00 pm
  • 1 May 2017 – Year 2 SATs Assessments throughout May
  • 8 May 2017 – Year 6 SATs WEEK
  • 26 May 2017 – Term 5 ends @ 3:15pm
  • 5 June 2017 – INSET DAY
  • 6 June 2017 – Term 6 starts @ 8:45am
  • 9 June 2017 – Year 5 Enrichment Day @ Burford School
  • 12 June 2017 – Year 1 Phonics Screening Week
  • 16 June 2017 – Year 5 Enrichment Day @ Burford School
  • 3 July 2017 – Carterton CC Enrichment (Yr TBC)
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