Sir John Moore C.E. (A) Primary School

Creating, Confident, Caring Christian Children

At Sir John Moore, we have G.R.I.T!

GRIT are ‘life skills’ - words that our children learn and live by throughout their time here at Sir John Moore

In EYFS, it starts with the Characteristics of Effective Learning:

From Year 1 these phrases become the words below which break down the skills required for GRIT. They have been grouped with the main letter of GRIT but many of them would cover several areas.

The idea of meta-cognition adds great value to the GRIT approach as it enables children to verbalise the skills/values they need to employ to succeed at a given task. It also allows us to verbalise our own thought processes as we engage with challenge.

 

 

Growth mindset

Resilience

Independence

Teamwork

Creativity

Concentration

Self-control

Listening and communicating

Editing

Perseverance

Passion for learning

Empathy and compassion

Aspirations

Problem solving

Imitation

Respect

Positivity

Courage/ Risk taking

Integrity

Co-operation

Effort

Diligence

Self esteem

Good humour

META COGNITION

Metacognition is "cognition about cognition", "thinking about thinking", "knowing about knowing", becoming "aware of one's awareness" and higher-order thinking skills. The term comes from the root word meta, meaning "beyond". Metacognition can take many forms; it includes knowledge about when and how to use particular strategies for learning or problem-solving