The children have been focusing on our determination learning power for the last three weeks of this term. We started off by refreshing our memories of our own determined shark learning power; listening to the story about the shark who was determined to make other sea creatures like him and make some friends. It would’ve been easy for him to give up but by being determined he was able to achieve his goal. Key Stage 2 children have looked at the determination Will Smith needed to become a successful actor and rapper. He doesn’t believe he is particularly talented but thinks he works very hard to be the best he can be and this is what has made him successful. We discussed the quote ‘Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard’. We have also been thinking about how we can adopt this attitude to our own learning, playing sports, learning musical instruments and everything else we do in order to be successful.