15 Things to do in Year 5

Prior to the pandemic, the year 5 children in the Stonehouse primary schools all enjoyed the Widening Horizons programme. The children would be taken out of the classroom and visit different places of work with the main aim of inspiring them to think about what job they might like to do when they leave school. This year, to ensure the children still engage in our well-loved Widening Horizons, it has been absorbed into our newly created ’15 Things to do in Year 5’ programme. The children still find out about lots of different exciting jobs, but this year by lots of people zooming into their classroom to talk about their jobs and getting the children to complete some exciting activities with them. So far this year, the children have met engineers from SDS Builders, student doctors and dentists from Plymouth University, a marine biologist (a student from University of Plymouth) and a playwright (Plymouth’s very own Poet Laureate). The ’15 Things’ also includes other activities to encourage the children with life skills, community action and to think about their environment.