Our Feel-Good Friday started with everyone joining together on our morning zoom. It was great to catch up with all our friends. We then looked at The Colour Monster and giving each feeling in our tummy a colour. Once we had discovered and named all the different feelings, we found and photographed things we did and how they make us feel. In the afternoon we tried our hand at a Joe Wicks session and answering all the quiz questions. We then played some feelings games at home and school. A fantastic start to the weekend.
In Year 1, we started our day thinking about all of the things that make us happy, some of us talked about our friends and family and others discussed their favourite places. We also thought about what makes us amazing and unique. In the afternoon, our focus was mindfulness and we created flowers using different materials. Some home learners went to their favourite places and even found a rainbow. We finished our day by reading The Worrysaurus and thought about the feeling we get in our tummy’s
when we’re worried and who we can talk to about it.
Fantastic Feel Good Friday! We started by talking about what makes us feel good. We learnt that everyone has their own way of feeling good and that this can help you with your learning. With this in mind, we had an action packed fun filled day. We started by working as a team, playing board games. Our children at home played games too, went for walks in the fresh air and got creative with art projects. We also made time to relax, with some mindfulness colouring. We also got active with some lively dancing.
Year 3 had such a lovely day thinking about ourselves and what makes us who we are. We started with Joe Wicks, waking us all up and getting active. We then had chance to get our minds active. Playing memory games, hand co-ordination activities and completing relaxing breathing exercises. The children were given time to think about positives, both in their daily lives and about themselves. In the afternoon, we enjoyed being creative. Mindful colourings, crafts to assist our breathing technique and rainbow creations were all made whilst listening to our favourite songs.
Health and wellbeing day was lots of fun in Year 4. We all started the day with Joe Wicks who was in his fantastic fancy dress outfit. We talked about what makes us stressed and when we feel out of control. We discussed what makes us feel calmer and happy and what we like to do at home. We then got some balloons and rice and made our own homemade stress balls. We looked at the painting ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch and had a go at creating our own versions. There were some excellent pictures sent in via dojo and in class. We finished the day creating a dance showing our feelings. George, Max and Arhaan created a fantastic dance about winning and losing in football!
Feel Good Friday was a really enjoyable day for the Year 5 class. We started with a challenge of trying not to laugh at a funny clip – most people started laughing! We then looked at positive
affirmations to remember how wonderful we all are – I am amazing! I am unique! I am good at art! Plus many more. We then moved on to thinking about how we could keep our minds and bodies healthy during lockdown through ideas such as: getting fresh air and exercise, not too much tablet time, taking time to relax. We also thought about things we are missing about not being in school and what we are enjoying during lockdown. In the afternoon, we took time to create flowers to thank Key workers and to display and brighten people’s day
What an amazing day we had last Friday in Year 6. Our focus was FEEL GOOD FRIDAY where we started with an assembly all about being special. Some of us shared our talents such as horse riding and playing golf! We released some Endorphins watching Joe Wicks and his workout. We then talked about LOCKDOWN and what we were enjoying at home and missing from school. In the afternoon we made some excellent Worry Monsters and engaged with some well-being activities such as Mindfulness Colouring and Sport! We all entered the weekend with a giant smile on our face.
Andy and the Odd Socks visit!
On Tuesday the 21st of January Andy and the Odd Socks came to visit us!
They met our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, performed some of their songs for us and the children got to ask them lots of questions. The children had a brilliant afternoon and I'm sure it is an experience they will never forget.
Over 13,000 schools entered the competition so we were very lucky to win!
The 4 R's
We believe it is important for children to understand their learning and how it can be improved. We have adopted Professor Guy Claxton's 4 R's approach. Professor Claxton proposed the 4 R's as part of his theories on 'Building Learning Power'-that psychological traits and skills effect how a person engages with learning challenges.
The 4 R's are:
- Resilience-this encourages learners to manage distractions and resist giving up, to ensure they maintain positive views of themselves as learners.
- Resourcefulness-learners are persuaded to use a range of learning strategies and not to rely solely on the teacher.
- Reflectiveness-learners are encouraged to think about their learning, to use appropriate learning vocabulary, and to plan and assess their own work.
- Reciprocity-learners can work effectively in groups and know when it is appropriate to work on their own and with others.
Please click on the PowerPoint below to learn more about the 4 R's.
Learning muscles link to our 4 R's. Each of the R's has a group of learning muscles. Just as we can build up our physical muscles with the right kinds of exercise, we can exercise our learning muscles to build up their strength and stamina. Each of these muscles can be individually trained, nutured and exercised.
Please click on the PowerPoint below to learn about each of the learning muscles.
We encourage our children to have a 'growth' rather than 'fixed' mindset.
A growth mindset refers to a way of thinking, learning and approaching new and unfamiliar challenges.
A person with a growth mindset is open and responsive to feedback, willing to take on new challenges, pushes themselves outside of their comfort zone, and shows resilience and perseverance.
Please click on the PowerPoint below to learn more about fixed and growth mindsets.
Internet Safety Day
The whole school learn about how to be safe online at an age appropriate level.
One of our governors (who is a police officer) also came in to talk to our Y5 and 6 children about being safe online.
We cant wait for Internet Safety Day which is usually in February
Some of our children have been busy organising and carrying out colouring competitions in school to raise money for charities such as Cancer Research and Diabetes UK. Well done!
Health and Well-being Week
During Health and Wellbeing week the children learn about health and well-being in class, and enjoy wake up, shake up sessions every morning on the yard before school, every class takes part in a mile run and we finish the week with a wonderful sports day in the sun!