Paws in Jobland is a great way to introduce primary pupils to the wider world, with fun activities that develop their awareness and support cross-curricular skills.
With high demands on teachers to deliver a range of outcomes across curriculum subjects, it can be difficult to fit in topics which aren’t statutory. Engaging pupils with activities which develop a wide range of skills and knowledge can take time to plan, particular in terms of having time for reflection on learning.
Paws in Jobland supports a range of curriculum subjects including English, Mathematics, ICT, Design and Technology, Geography, PSHE and Citizenship. It also helps with literacy and cross curricular skills including communication, IT, information processing skills, enquiry skills, creative thinking, reasoning, problem solving and more. It does this through a range of ready to use lesson activities which are flexible enough to adapt to the needs of different schools.
Paws also creates discussion points that reach into other areas of learning. For example with activities that challenge stereotyping by showing pupils males in job roles traditionally carried out by females, there are opportunities to develop debating and questioning skills as part of follow on work.