Sleepover, the Event.

The sleepover was a huge success. The general consensus was that the children want to do it again. Thank you to Ms Connie for staying with us until 6pm and to Mark Redlich for being our extra chaperon. These are the videos we took. Below is the documentation which Alex Thomas, our expedition coordinator, asked us to document for him. It was easy to do because the sleepover is packed with academic and social learning opportunities. We wanted to share it with parents and wonder what else you would add from your perspective.

Park time with the MS students

Torch Tag

Pajamas in the playground

Key Concepts

Form: What is a sleepover?

Function: How will we (the children) organize the event?

Connection: How can we use our maths skills to prepare for the sleepover?

Perspective: How can we consider the needs of individuals and the group?

Responsibility: How can we take care of our possessions. How can we look after ourselves and others?

Reflection: Is our planning working? What are people feeling? Why is this?



Thinking Skills

Application I can apply my taught maths skills to make decisions about what we will eat.

Evaluation I can make a clear judgement about what we need based on people’s feedback.

Dialectical thought I can think of what I need and what others need to have a successful experience.

Social skills (all the approaches to learning) I can accept responsibility for the planning of the sleepover and respect others point of view. I can cooperate within a group to solve any conflicts. I understand I might have different roles to play.

Communication Skills I can share my ideas and actively listen to all group members.

Self Management Skills I can organize my own belongings and make safe decisions. I can make an informed choice. I know how I should act and self-monitor myself.

Research Skills I will use my data handling skills to form appropriate questions, collect and organize and act on the data.



Maths Data handling to work out food lists. Question, tally and graphs. Division, how many packets of bread and pizza to buy.

Language Formulate questions which generate accurate data. Use of social language.

Self and Emotional Self-help skills developed throughout the year, especially PHSE UoI 2 about physical and mental well being and the interconnections between them.

Learning Experience

  • Being away from home overnight and understanding the feelings this gives you.
  • Organizing their own possessions
  • Creating their own sleeping space
  • Repacking their possessions
  • Making their own snacks (onigiri and sandwiches)
  • Working out supplies needed
  • Making their own breakfast


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