Dream Big Project
The society in which our pupils are growing up in is ever changing and evolving, jobs they may end up working in may not even currently exist! This does make our task quite tricky.
The governors’ sub-committee working on this area have decided to create a four year, twelve term rolling programme to deliver different career fields throughout KS2. This will engage and empower children to think about the world, work, and how it connects to areas of the curriculum that excite them. We are aiming to have 2/3 visitors a term to be involved with each focus.
After the introduction of our Dream Big initiative in 2017 we were able to facilitate the most fantastic opportunities for the KS2 pupils. Unfortunately, during Covid the delivery became more challenging, despite our best efforts.
We are delighted to relaunch our new “Dream Big” project in the summer term with a focus on “The Arts”.
We are looking for parents who work in this area, or links you may have in this field. Our aim is for the children to become aware of the extent of possibilities in each field – and that a job using similar skills will feel very different depending on the field it is in. We are keen to capture as wide a range as possible to show the children how creative they can be when they think about the future! We are hoping to create a series of video diaries entitled “A day in the life of…..”. These will be shared with the children and give them an insight into the world of possibilities out there.
If you work in the arts in any capacity, and think you might like to inspire the children at Chorleywood Primary School by sharing what you, and others who work with you do, then please contact the school office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know if you are able to help: 15/20 minute video/ presentation in assembly to be followed by you responding to a few questions we will send you from the children. Please include the following in your presentation / video:
• Which subjects did you love at school?
• Back story - why did you want to do this job? / What was your educational path?
• Explain exactly what your job entails “A day in the life…..”, this may include a video of you at work, if appropriate.
• What other people do you work with who support you in undertaking your role? This is particularly important as we are trying to provide pupils with as many different career options as possible.
• What skills and knowledge do you need in your role?
• If and how your role relates to our behaviour for learning characteristics:
• What is the best thing about your job?
• What is the worst thing?
We are hoping to challenge, where possible, stereotypes of job roles that children may hold, this is really important as part of our diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives.
|Summer 23||The Arts|
|Autumn 23||Science and Engineering|
|Spring 24||Business and Entrepreneurship|
|Spring 25||Health and Medicine|
|Summer 25||Public Services|
|Autumn 25||Environment, Nature and Animals|
|Spring 26||Food, farming and hospitality|
|Autumn 26||Fashion and Retail|
|Spring 27||Transport, construction and logistics|
Please contact the school office if you work in the above fields and are interested in supporting this initiative.
2017 Dream Big
Dream Big Sessions
Here we present a series of short videos to support our Dream Big Campaign at Chorleywood Primary School.
Series: The Music Room.
Episode One: The Singer
In this episode, the singer Elin Manahan Thomas gives us a music lesson and teaches us a lovely little song. There is a YouTube video to watch and an Activity Sheet to complete.
Series: The Art Room
Episode Two: The Illustrator
In this episode, the illustrator Toby Page, artist for the stars, shares his job and shows us some of the possibilities of Digital Illustration. There is a YouTube video to watch and an Activity Sheet to complete.
Series: The Changing World of Jobs
Episode Three: Simone
In this episode our Chair of Governors, Simone Tyson, shares her experience of different jobs in business and voluntary sectors. Again, there is a YouTube video to watch and an Activity Sheet to complete.
Special Episode: True Colours
CWP Community feat. Alice Ray
1st June 2020
We rely on the generous contributions of our parents and carers, through the PTA, to help supplement our children's learning and provide valuable equipment that we otherwise would not be able to offer. Unfortunately, this year we've been unable to host many of the fun events that would have brought in those vital funds.
And so, with the aim of bringing together the whole school community, having some fun and potentially raising some money, we have created this moving tribute - to each other, to home schooling, to our key workers and to being together again soon.
We’re delighted to be able to share with you our most recent project:
A big thank you to our pupils, their families, our staff, governors and other special guests for
making this possible.
We hope you enjoy watching and if you can, please consider supporting the school by visiting https://www.goldengiving.com/appeal/Chorleywood-primary-school-pta
Find out more about our excellent soloist. Check out her new single by clicking here:
I See You
Find out more information about her varied career and details of singing and piano teaching:
Series: Join the Circus
Episode Four: Bridie, Caro & Keaton
This is the the fifth (though episode 4!) in our series of short videos to support our Dream Big Campaign at Chorleywood Primary School. In this episode, some members of the prolific Australian contemporary circus company, CIRCA, take us through some skills and exercises, and tell us about what it takes to do their job.
Please let the office know if you have other ideas of how you could share the experience of working in any of the above fields, or if you’d like to be involved, but are not sure how.
Our aim is for the children to become aware of the extent of possibilities in each field – and that a job using similar skills will feel very different depending on the field it is in. We are keen to capture as wide a range as possible to show the children how creative they can be when they think about the future!
"I just wanted to convey to you how much L, has got out of the Dream Big sessions to date. He has really enjoyed the two practical engineering sessions he has taken part in over the last couple of weeks. He also enjoyed the talk Dr Hirschberg gave in her assembly this week: "It was really interesting". He was also really engaged by the assembly talks last term, and is looking forward to more visitors to the school next term."
Mrs M, parent of Y4 child