This term our whole school curriculum topic is Explorers. To “kick-start” our topic, we had an Explorers’ Day. We invited the children to dress up as Explorers – some chose to be a famous explorer and others chose to be linked to transport and journeys. The children took part in a carousel of activities – where they travelled the world learning about different continents.
We also spoke about how an explorer would need the Sulivan school values of kindness, tolerance, resilience, fairness, co-operation and respect when exploring new places. We finished our whole school assembly with this extract of an exploration poem by Edgar Guest:
The things that haven’t been done before
Are the tasks worth while today;
Are you one of the flock that follows, or
Are you one that shall lead the way?
Are you one of the timid souls that quail
At the jeers of a doubting crew,
Or dare you, whether you win or fail,
Strike out for a goal that’s new?