During our Mindful Monday sessions we have been learning about kites. At the beginning of the topic we looked at kites to find out how they were made and the different designs. Then we experimented with different ways to attach the spine and spar together as we had noticed that they needed to be strong and stable when in the air and when hitting the ground.
Once we knew what made a good kite we designed some of our own kites and chose one to make. We worked really hard and our teachers were so impressed with our independence and creativity when making them; each kite looked completely different.
When we had finished making our kites we took them up to the playground to test out. Lots of the kites worked really well and the children could say what they thought was good about their kites. We also had a few breakages whilst testing them but we didn’t let this spoil our fun. We helped each other to use our growth mindsets by saying things such as “don’t worry, I will help you fix it” and “you can do it, I believe in you”. Here we are testing out our finished kites.
How you can support your child at home
- Visit this website to find out more about growth mindset and how it can help us to believe in ourselves – https://ideas.classdojo.com/b/growth-mindset
- Next time your child finds something challenging encourage them to use their growth mindset to help them.
- Talk to your child about times when you have used your growth mindset.