Manor Wood Primary School

The Power of YET

To help us develop a Growth Mindset we need to understand the importance of the word 'YET'.  It is about knowing that with grit, determination, perseverance, and practise we can turn ‘can’t’ into ‘can’t YET’ and then into ‘CAN!’


  • I remember to say 'YET' when I struggle with my learning.
  • I am a Learning Warrior.

Sesame Street Janelle Monae - Power of Yet.mp4

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Do you want to grow up to be an author, an astronaut, a scientist, or a doctor? That's great! But maybe you don't know how many bones are in an arm or even how to spell...yet. Believe in yourself, work hard, stay focused, and one day you'll get to where you want to be. That's the power of yet.

When we are learning something new, sometimes it can feel like you are stuck in a dark pit, but with effort, hard work and determination we can begin to climb out. This helps us to become Learning Warriors, and ‘YET’ is a really important word for a Learning Warrior to use.

Can you do CAT’S CRADLE…YET!


I challenge you to spark an ‘old school’ craze by learning how to do the Cat’s Cradle. Watch the instructional video that gives you a step by step guide on how to do it. There are other string games that you may wish to have a look at too.


How to do Cats Cradle EASY! Step by step with string.mp4

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How to do Jacobs Ladder Step by Step with string.mp4

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Solo Cats Cradle - How to play with only one person! Step by Step.mp4

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