Often at new year people like to reflect on the previous year. This time can be seen as a good opportunity to change the things we aren’t happy with and to set goals to improve our everyday life. Ideas range from giving up smoking and drinking to having a back massage every month or making a commitment to give regularly to charity. All of these are very adult ideas and I wondered if and what our children thought their aims for 2014 were. So I asked. Today is Sophie-Pi’s reply.
”I am most looking forward to my birthday (April). I am excited about going on holidays, Easter and my birthday party.
This year I would like to have lots of holidays. I really like them because we have lots of fun. I like to swim with my new ear plugs, lie around and do nothing and make new friends.
My aim for this year is to get onto the next stage in my maths work. I am looking forward to all the opportunities that being on the gifted and talented register opens up for me to do with maths. I hope that myself and my other class mate who is also on the register will win our competitions, support and make the school proud of us and our talents.”
I asked Sophie how the family could help with this and she replied,”by asking me sums so I can practice and encouraging to do me to do my maths sheets.”
I was quite surprised at Sophie’s aims for 2014. I hadn’t realised how seriously she took her maths work (long may it last) but I am very glad she balanced it with a healthy dose of holiday wishes. I look forward to going somewhere hot so I can help Sophie lie around and do nothing. Its a hard job but someone has to do it.