Specially developed to promote conversations and laughter around learning (in the past, the present and the future), skills and values. 

Workshop Description

Bags of Confidence challenges your Year 6s to work in teams on an independent carousel exploring different areas of the curriculum that they’ll be studying next year. In a fun, active and engaging way, it asks them to apply what they already know, make connections and reflect on what they personally bring to life. And, most importantly of all, it also succeeds in reminding them of the true centre of any school: its pupils. 

Outcomes: teamwork, recall of prior knowledge, personal reflection, increased resilience in tackling open questions.

Cross-Curricular Links: maths, science, literacy, history, geography, MFL, art, DT, RE, PE, drama, PSHE.

Y6/ P7
Year 6 classes
Hall Space


How many pupils can take part?
What is the format of the day?

The day starts with a whole-school assembly where pupils will learn the 'chorus' of the poem. We will work with you to plan a timetable for the workshops, to suit the number of classes you would like to include - and around the specific timings of your school day. It might look something like this:

09.00 – 09.20: Whole-school assembly, to introduce the day…

09.20 – 9.55: Year 1 stay in the hall for their workshop …

9.55 – 10.30: Year 2 come to the hall for their workshop …

10.30 – 11.05: Year 3 come to the hall for their workshop …

11.05 – 11.30: One Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …

11.30 – 11.55: The other Reception class have a visit, in their own setting …


1.00 – 1.40: Year 4 come to the hall for their workshop …

1.40 – 2.20: Year 5 come to the hall for their workshop …

2.20 – 3.00: Year 6 come to the hall for their workshop.

3.00 – 3.15: Closing assembly where the finished poems are performed.

Are there any technical requirements?

Your visitor will need access to a laptop/ screen/projector set up in the working space.

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Thinking Back, Looking Forward

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