|Brainstorm all the things they consider they are good at both in and out of school – try to encourage children not to just focus on academic skills, but wider achievement. Share with a friend and get them to add to the list – this is a good way to build self-esteem.
Identify something that they are very good at and something they would like to get better at.
Collaborative learning – discuss/list/compare the range of skills, talents, interests within the group. Decide how each of these skills/talents could be applied in different situations both in and out of school.
Encourage a broad range of activities through taster sessions with adults/parents who have a variety of different skills eg, photography, woodwork, chess. This also encourages children to think about the wider world of work.
Organise a litter pick in your local area or park. The safest way to do this is by wearing thick leather gloves and using a pick up tool.
Grow some flowers in pots and share them with the local community eg Community Hubs, GP surgery, Sports Centre.
Children could take part in a ‘Wider Achievement’ award within the class/school to show how they can develop skills and interests outside school. This could focus on different themes eg, learning a new skill, taking on a responsible role at home/community; becoming more active/healthy.This would encourage children to think about what they want to learn and to set themselves simple, achievable targets. On completion, children could present what they have learned and achieved to the rest of their peers and reflect on their enjoyment, performance, perseverance and ability to deal with new challenges.
Suggested Cross-Curricular Links
- SOC 1-20a – identify places in their community which can help them become more active/healthy eg, swing park, leisure centre etc. Consider how and when they would use these facilities and their importance in contributing to overall health and wellbeing.
- EXA 1-04a – draw/paint silhouettes of themselves. Make medals to display interests and achievements and positive statements to stick to silhouette.
Suggested Word Bank
- wider world of work
Parent & Community Engagement
Pathways, Tracking & Monitoring
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