Lesson 3: Celebrating mistakes

Developing a develop a growth mindset and learning that mistakes are useful.

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To develop a growth mindset and understand that mistakes are useful

Statutory guidance

  • That mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Should work in mixed ability pairs.

For the mind map activity, they might need to have the examples displayed nearby to help base their ideas on.


Pupils working at greater depth: should describe different examples and contexts of mistakes and can explain how they are helpful.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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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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