4 ideas for the new school year

Sept. 7, 2017

With the summer holidays only just finished, July 2018 must seem very far away to children but it's important they plan for the school year ahead.

With that in mind, we've compiled four Purple Mash activities to do in September that bring benefits throughout the whole school year.


1. eSafety poster

Find it here, or search 'eSafety'


Create eSafety posters using this template and the SMART framework (safe, meeting, accepting, reliable, tell). Combine the best ideas into one class poster and put it up on a wall to reference throughout the year. Now that's smart!


Here's one we made earlier


2. Aspiration cubes

Find it here, or search 'design and make'


These answer the question "What would success look like this year?"


Each child creates a 3D net of a cube using 2Design and Make, then they decorate each side of their cube with an aim or aspiration for the year.

Print off the net, assemble into cubes and hang with string to create a fun, physical reminder of what you are working towards this year.


Here's one we made earlier


3. 'All about me'

Find it here, or search 'all about me'


Children use the all about me template to create a poster combining pictures and writing to tell their classmates all about themselves. This is a good exercise for getting children to know one another, so it's perfect if there are new children joining the class. 


Here's one we made earlier


4. Exemplary work certificates

Find it here, or search 'certificate'


Children use the blank certificate template to create certificates to be used to celebrate future successful work and achievements by other pupils. This is an opportunity for children to think about what attributes for work they would reward and why.


Here's one we made earlier