We have enjoyed finding the answer to our driving question for our Autumn term project ‘How do our mistakes help us to learn?’ We enjoyed exploring a range of texts with a moral message. We were able to identify what mistake each character made in each story and reflect on how they could rectify their mistakes and learn from them. Our favourite book this term was ‘The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes’. We discussed our own mistakes, refelcting on how these helped us.
We have explored the human body and looked at the importance of healthy living. We know what may happen if we make the mistake of not looking after ourselves.
We used the outdoors to problem solve as a team, working together to investigate, make mistakes along the way and evaluate how our mistakes helped us to learn and improve. In line with our Vincentian Value for this term, ‘We believe in practical hands-on hard work and we learn from our mistakes.
We learnt that having a growth mindset is the key to success. We were able to relefct on our own mindsets and discuss ways to change these to enable us to be better learners. We know that making mistakes is a process of learning and mistakes help us to better ourselves.
To consolidate our learning and spread the message and answer to our driving question we designed and made our very own ‘Mistake Boxes. ‘ We visited other classes across the school to showcase our learning and explain how mistakes help us to learn. We also created a Powerpoint Presentation for others to find out information about how mistakes help us to learn and to remind us of all the things we have learnt this term.