As the children settled into their new classes we focused on encouraging the children to share their dreams and aspirations.
The children used the story Giraffes Can't Dance to promote perseverance and an attitude of never giving up. They learned about the athlete Jonnie Peacock for the same reason. The children were inspired to think about things that they want to be when they are older.
The children used the life story of Malala Yousafzai to encourage the importance of working hard to achieve our dreams. The children looked at the North American culture of dream catchers and designed their own. They talked about their own dreams of what they want to be when they are older.
The children learned about the paralympic athlete Ellie Simmonds. They learned the importance of setting a goal and then planning the steps to achieve it. They wrote about their aspirations for the future.
The children thought about what they would like to achieve during their time in Year 5. They created a beginning of year time capsules to look back on at the end of the year.
The children studied the lives of Barak Obama and Rosa Parks to learn that an aspiration is much more than a wish and that something really positive can happen if we believe it enough.
The children looked at the lives of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah and learned how despite a challenging early life they have achieved great things through hard work.