Ambitious, Brave, Creative, Caring, Life Long Learners

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Croeso i flwyddyn 5/6 2017-18


Croeso mawr i dudalen dosbarth Lili Wen Fach – Dosbarth Mr J Jones.

Ambitious, Brave, Creative, Caring, Life Long Learners.A huge welcome to Primrose class – Mr J Jones’ class.

We have started a new year at Wat’s Dyke CP School.

What a brilliant Growth Mindset journey we have been on so far but it needs to continue to become embedded into our hearts and lives.

We will keep learning how to learn and have attitudes that become more and more growth mindset all year through many different experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

Our goal… Respectful start to the year with a positive attitude to each other; resilient to overcome challenging tasks and situations; team players who help and support each other; good independent learners who are well organised and responsible.

We are all about being responsible so that we are good and ready for another year here at Wat’s Dyke or moving forward to high school.



Keep checking SeeSaw for class information and flipped learning tasks and Dojo for behaviour and attitude indicators.IMG_0680

Keep on! Never give up!

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The visual Maths and Singapore bar modelling will make Maths talk very interesting and the Alan Peat sentences will make our writing very engaging.  Everyone needs to make progress and learn this year and only time will tell if it becomes second nature to you and you become life long learners. That’s the goal!

Ambitious, Brave, Creative, Caring, Life Long Learners.


We will be continuing the Growth Mindset journey towards purpose, process and progress in our learning.

We want be the best that we can be so we never need to look back and say, ‘I wish I had tried harder in school.’



For flipped learning and more please look at the SeeSaw feed and Class Dojo class stories and messages as always.



Growth mindset maths …


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Here’s the new Vision for our school. Very exciting times ahead😀👍👍






A great app for reading enjoyment for football fans is NSS Story




Also, here are some Maths games to play with your children at weekends or in the holidays to celebrate Maths. Three short videos aimed at different ages. The ideas and videos are produced by Gareth Metcalfe: who is a superb Maths Consultant…

How can I help my child to improve their learning?

I wrote an educational blog last year when I was working for GwE: with some ideas for parents to help their children at home. You may want to look at the posts. There aren’t many and they are deliberately quite short. 

Here is the link: (All ideas/opinions are my own).

Many thanks to all those who attended the meet and greet session – I hope you found it informative and enlightening!

We discussed many of the changes that are taking place, which we feel will benefit your children hugely, enabling them to take even greater charge of their own learning!

The first of our major changes is that as a whole school we are now developing ‘growth mindset’ awareness among both staff and pupils.  It’s an exciting journey that will change the way your children think about their learning and themselves in general.

Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. Mindset is one of those ideas. It explains:

  • Why brains and talent don’t bring success
  • How they can stand in the way of it
  • Why praising brains and talent doesn’t foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardises them
  • How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises results and productivity
  • What all great CEOs, parents, teachers, athletes know

Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Professor Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D. in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.

Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships.

Here is a link to a short video explaining the Growth Mindset:

To promote a Growth Mindset approach throughout the school we have introduced five Golden Principles of Learning.

  1. I am responsible
  2. I am resilient
  3. I show respect
  4. I learn well
  5. I’m a team player

PE will be on a Thursday and Friday. Don’t forget your kit. Check the weather forecast.







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