Mindset, fixed mindset, growth mindset, the brain, neurons, emotions, muscles, strategies, challenge, intelligence, pledge, positive, praise, learning and mistakes.
Supports pupils understanding the consequences of their behaviour and actions.
Developing pupils’ confidence, resilience, and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy.
Equipment and Resources
Lesson PPT, paper, pen, and colours.
YouTube, music and practical space for yoga.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives along with the key word’s pupils will hear.
Circle time: Ask children to go around the circle and say something they would tell themselves when they find something hard, e.g., “I can’t do this” or “I will keep trying”. Read through some examples on slide 2 if you need them. Highlight if someone says something positive as that is really good.
Explain to the class that it is important we have a positive mindset as it helps us complete tasks and succeed.
GroGa: Select some yoga poses from the examples on slide 4. (Children should find them challenging but comfortable). Read through the growth mindset examples on slide 3 and ask the children to say some of them out loud whilst they practice the yoga pose.
I can: Print off and cut out the cards on slides 5 & 6. Ask children to complete the sentences with words or pictures.
‘I have a go’ song: Listen to the ‘I have a go’ song on YouTube using slide 7. Play it again and get children to sing along. Children could make up their own verse to the song and perform their verse to the class.
Badge: Print out slide 8 and ask pupils to colour and decorate the “I never give up” badge.
Challenging reflection: Ask children what they found challenging today and what they could learn from it.
Recap the lesson and ask pupils to say out loud a positive affirmation that they are going to tell themselves when they find something hard.