Personal, Social and Health Education
At Carr Junior School we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community through class and school councils, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.
Our pupils are given opportunities in PSHE, Citizenship and SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) lessons and assemblies to develop confidence, self-motivation and an understanding of their rights and responsibilities within our diverse society.
We teach PSHE in a variety of ways: as a discrete subject, through SEAL lessons, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths and Science, as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.
Charity Week April 2017
This is where the children get an opportunity to discuss the work of various charities, then vote for the charity they wish to support and how they will raise funds. Children then get together and organise themselves so they can run their stall. These stalls can be anything like a game to play, a cake stall, beat the goalie, toys for sale etc.
Another successful fund raising week.
Over £666 was raised in total - which must be a record! This will go to support Cancer Research, RSPCA and Cats Protection League.
Well done everyone!
At Carr Junior school we are always mindful of the need to do our best. In order to achieve this, we need to be resilient learners who are able to take risks when faced with challenges.
Growth Mindset is an outlook on life which helps us to do this. When a person has a Growth Mindset, they realise that their own abilities are not set but can be changed. This might be through hard work, effort or determination. These people understand that sometimes learning and development are challenging, but worth it in the end. They realise that you can achieve all sorts of possibilities, are constantly learning and are not threatened by failure.
A fixed mindset is the opposite. Those with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities are fixed; that they are 'good at this' or 'bad at that' full stop. They like to feel in control of what they can or can't do, but in fact often feel out of control. As a result, individuals with a fixed mindset are often resistent to challenges, can be frustrated when things 'don't go right' or are inclined to give up on a task (or not even try!)
Here at Carr we are working as a whole-school community to develop Growth Mindset in all of our staff and pupils. In addition to displays around school encouranging us to stretch ourselves and grow, there are also prompts forchanging our language and attitudes to foster a growth mindset.
Below are some links to useful Growth Mindset information and resources:
If you would like to know more about Growth Mindset in school (or in general), please feel free to ask Miss Munday who will do her best to answer any questions you may have.