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Greenfields Primary School & Nursery

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Jigsaw Live: Year Three Explore their Dreams and Goals

Over the past few weeks, children in Year Three have spent valuable time exploring their ’Dreams and Goals’ Jigsaw topic through a series of live, interactive sessions delivered by Mr Leach. To begin with, they began to unpick the concept of a challenge by learning about and discussing the different challenges that people face, as well as considering how these people have persevered and overcome these challenges to achieve success.

Fittingly, we explored the concept of growth mindset, where children learned that to be successful, we should take on new challenges and believe that we can become good at something if we persevere, practice and seek support when needed. In addition to this, the children have spent some time exploring their own dreams and ambitions for what they want to achieve in their life and discussing how they might feel when they come to achieve these goals.

It was great to see the ambitious goals that many children have in Year 3 have, including, but not limited to, becoming a vet, learning to ride a horse, becoming a teacher and training to become a football player. In order to motivate and inspire pupils to strive to achieve their dreams and ambitions, they reflected on a very fitting and moving message from Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the United States of America, who stated the following during her victory speech: “Dream with ambition, lead with conviction and see yourselves in a way that others may not simply because they have never seen it before!”.

To round off their Jigsaw lessons this term, all children in Year Three were set a unique and engaging challenge, which required them to create a garden decoration to display in the Garden of Dreams and Goals. Although this was not an easy challenge, the children embraced this challenge with open arms and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr Leach and Mrs Wensley are very impressed with the vast range of amazing, colourful and intriguing garden decorations that the children have created. Please take some time to explore the wonderful work that children have completed by following the link to our Padlet.