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7 April 2017

posted 6 Apr 2017, 16:54 by Carolyn Brett
Next week, being a short week, means that this will be the last 'full, jammed to the gunnels' Newsletter for the first term. 

They say, time flies when you are having fun...... they also say, the older you get, the faster it goes (which I'm not so keen on!). We are looking forward to Grow Your Mind Day, Monday 10 April. Thanks so much in advance to all of you who have offered to come and share your passions and talents and provide an opportunity for our children to possibly experience something they haven't before. The timetable is looking really exciting, so varied!

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” (Brain Trace)

Along these same lines, Nicola has been looking into the growth mindset and girls' Maths research recently as our girls' National Standards data, in general, is not as high as our boys'. There is quite a bit of research out there! 

She came across this interesting TED TALK which you may like to check out. "Jo Boaler explains why mathematics is so traumatic for many people and shows a different way that people can relate to Mathematics. She also shares the latest brain science to show the ways our brains process mathematics, the importance of visual learning and the importance of self belief to our learning".

Some of the senior students created this video.

It will be very interesting to see where this Maths Inquiry leads. So, it's clearly all about growing around here after all in the wise words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." 

Kia pai tö wä whakatä 

Have a good holiday (when it comes!)
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