Welcome to Year 5
Welcome back and I hope that you all had a fantastic Easter. Our curriculum news has been sent home and also a copy will be here to refer to.
I am particularly excited about the Make A Difference Challenge that we will be undertaking between now and the Celebration Event on July 7th. This project will see the children raise awareness about or money for a cause that they feel particularly strongly about. It is a child led challenge and so they will choose the cause that they want and then use the framework set out by Go-Givers (the charity that oversees the project across the whole of Berkshire) to map out and undertake the exact actions that they want. Obviously this will all be done under my supervision and with my help, but vitally it is the children's project and not a teacher led one.
All of the children will gain a huge amount from helping others and the whole process that they will go through. It will increase their confidence in talking in front of others and bolster a lot of their skills all across the curriculum. Most importantly it will boost their sense of empathy and helping others.
I will keep everyone updated of progress as we work through the challenge.
It just leaves me to wish you all a happy and fun filled summer term!
See the links to the Go Givers website and the YouTube video of an amazing teenager called Stephen Sutton.