Supports pupils to understand what determination is.
Supports pupils understanding of why they need to be determined.
Equipment and Resources
Lesson PPT, paper, pen and colours.
Hoops, buckets, bean bags, balls, pack of cards, timers and music.
Introduce the session with the lesson objectives.
Explain to the class what determination is. If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Don’t give up!
Circle time – Ask pupils to think of a time that they found challenging and to explain it to the class. What did they do to help them achieve their goal or when they got stuck.
Watch the video about never giving up, talk about the story and explain how we can show determination when doing tasks.
Active challenges – Set up 4 challenge areas in the classroom (or hall or playground). Explain the challenges on slides 3-6 to the class and ask them to complete each challenge. Give them 3-5 minutes on each challenge and then rotate them around. Encourage the children to reflect on how hard the challenges were and if they showed determination to beat their scores or succeed.
Courage and determination worksheet - Print out slide 7 for every child. Tell pupils that they need to think of a time they needed to have courage and determination and be as brave as a lion. Draw and write about it.
I think I can poem - Read the poem about being your best to the class. Split the class into 4 groups and give each group a verse to practice and learn. Explain that part of growing up is learning and practicing things. Each group must perform their part of the poem to the class.
Determination pledge: Ask pupils to make a pledge to be more determined. Give pupils a copy of slide 9 and ask them to draw and write about their pledge.
Reflection time: Ask pupils how they are going to show determination over the next week.