My Activity Passport
Giving young people the opportunity to try new things and develop new skills can be hugely beneficial. It can help children to grow in confidence, expand their understanding of the world around them, or introduce a hobby or passion that could last for years to come.
This is why the Department for Education have published this passport of enrichment activities. This passport is there to offer ideas and inspiration.
This is a good opportunity to involve your children in their studies and to help make the activities part of everyday learning at home. Working with pupils and parents to draw up your own list will help ensure everyone is engaged in the process and will help make the activities relevant to pupils and the community they live in.
The passport identifies opportunities to benefit the local community, including through social action. We know that engaging in social action can help pupils build self-confidence, project planning and communication skills.
It can build belief that they can make positive changes for themselves and others. Activities could be focused on promoting the well-being of others or helping the environment. For example, ‘making a film’ could be linked to a cause they care passionately about or raise awareness of a local social issue.
Reading is a vital skill that will support children's learning across the whole curriculum. We want children in our school to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers and we want children to enjoy reading.
It is important to hear your child read regularly and also to discuss the text, language, grammar, plot and characters. Children who are really confident readers still need to read to an adult and have opportunities to discuss literature. It is also equally important for you to read to you children. We hope that these links help parents and carers to support their child with reading.
Top books to read
To assist parents and carers with the selection of books to read we would recommend these websites which give you suggestions for each year group.