Headteacher: Mrs Lois Haydon

Phone: 01454 866525

Email: thetynings@sgmail.org.uk

Eastleigh Close, Staple Hill, Bristol, South Gloucestershire BS16 4SG

Once Upon A Dream

‘’Cause maybe I’ll be a gorilla masseuse
Or an artist who sculpts out of chocolate mousse
Or a rodeo clown or a movie director
Or maybe a professional pickle inspector…’

Our themed week, Once Upon a Dream, focused on the dreams, aspirations and aims of our children. The children thought about the future they would like to build for themselves, and carefully considered the skills and knowledge they would require. They also spent time identifying the ways in which The Tynings could best provide for this. This information was used in our subsequent INSET day when the staff created the new vision for the school.

We used ‘When I Grow Up’ by Al Yankovic as our key text; a celebration of creativity and possibility, inviting readers of all ages to consider afresh what they want to be when they grow up.

We were very lucky to have a large number of visitors to the school during this theme week; we had firefighters, police officers, an illustrator, an author, an engineer, a charity worker, a train driver and even a linguist to name just a few!  This gave the children an opportunity to think about the career path they may choose to take in the future.

At the end of the week, each class created a display to show some of the amazing work they had completed. Parents and carers were also invited into school to see all the wonderful things that had been achieved!