(If your children do Jigsaw at their school, they will have done some work already on their Dreams and Goals in the first half of the Spring term)
Discuss with your children what Fowley’s dream was and how he overcame obstacles to achieve it.
- If you can, share with your children what some of your dreams and goals were when you were their age. What did you want to do/become etc?
- Did you achieve some of these?
- How did you?
- Were there obstacles to overcome along the way?
Then try the following activities…
Ask your children what their dreams and goals might be, for when they are grown up and for the next few weeks while they are off school.
- Invite them to draw a pair of wings, like Fowley’s.
- On the wings they draw or write their dreams and goals for the future.
When this work is finished, encourage children to talk through what their dreams and goals are, what they have drawn etc
Discuss how they might go about achieving these and offer your support.
You could draw a set of wings together and you and the children draw or write ideas as to what you could do together and/or try to achieve in the next few weeks while they are off school. Try to keep the ideas realistic and achievable under these circumstances.
This may be a way to bring a positive angle to the situation we are all in at the moment.
Display the wings and refer to them each morning to see if there is something on them that could be a focus for an activity that day.