Even the smallest children seemed captivated and we heard gasps of excitement as they watched a video about star size comparison. This was an invitation for the children to go into the playground to think of their own questions about the universe
. Many of the questions we knew we couldn’t answer ... one of the many signs that this is to be a co-learning adventure between staff and children.
The idea seemed to land, that in order for the universe and all of us to be the best we can be, we need to apply positive values. We grouped and colour coded the different values into three categories, to give a sense of the way creativity (red), care (green) and stillness (blue) weave together to make new and successful things happen. Whilst a challenging concept, we look forward to developing this further in the future.
We asked the children to imagine what it was like to be different parts of the universe and to write about this in the first person.
I have achieved much greatness. I yearn for more, great spheres formed by particles. In this time of silence I am not bored, just hopeful and proud. So much has come from so little and I aspire to carry on - year 6 pupil