Lesson 5: Resilience: developing a growth mindset

Developing resilience, children learn to identify strategies to help overcome barriers and manage difficult emotions.

Before the lesson

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Learning objectives

  • To identify strategies to help overcome barriers or manage difficult emotions
  • To develop a growth mindset

Statutory guidance

  • The National Curriculum states that ‘All schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE)’

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May find the time-limited challenges difficult to cope with. Give them the option to time other children using a stopwatch, if they show signs of becoming agitated.

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to explain what a growth mindset is and how it could be applied in different contexts.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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