Life Long Learners

At Shamblehurst we believe we are all lifelong learners. We aim to encourage children to enjoy challenge in their learning and to remain positive, even when they find something difficult.

We have identified 16 ‘learning muscles’ that we ‘flex’ throughout the day. Each learning muscle is represented by a symbol that has been designed by our current Year 6 learners. They are displayed in classrooms and throughout the school.

Learning Muscles

Growth Mind Set

What Is Growth Mindset?
The term ‘growth mindset’ refers to a way of thinking, learning and taking on challenges. A person with a growth mindset is open to constructive criticism, takes feedback and uses it, takes on new challenges, pushes themselves outside of their comfort zone and shows resilience and perseverance.
Studies show that it is people with a growth mindset (as opposed to a fixed mindset) who achieve in life, are successful in all they do and are happy. Of course, this is exactly what we want for all our children at Shamblehurst.



Having a Growth Mindset at Shamblehurst means...
We remember it’s always OK to make mistakes – we learn from them.
We never give up! We try a different approach, or use a different strategy.
We learn from each other – you guys often make the best teachers!
We don’t compare ourselves with others, but we do learn from others.
We challenge ourselves – which really helps us make progress.
We take risks – we don’t limit ourselves by taking the easy option.
We join in as much as possible – and we learn much more by being involved.
We remember that mastering something new feels so much better than doing something you can already do.
We remember that the brain is making new connections all the time – the only thing you need to know is that you can learn anything!

The Learning Pit


We know at Shamblehurst Primary School learning can be a challenge and we can experience different feelings as we learn. We might need to use a variety of learning muscles to successfully come out of the ‘learning pit’.

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We remember it’s always OK to make mistakes – we learn from them!