Week One - Focus Week
This week, we have been looking at an exploring the book 'What We'll Build by Oliver Jeffers. The children have really enjoyed discussing the themes of the story and what we can build - both metaphorically and practically. We have looked at the school's key learning roots of : AMBITION, CREATIVITY, RESILIENCE, RESPONSIBILITY AND REFLECTION and what this means on an individual basis, in our class and in our communities.
In Maths we have been learning about length and height. The children were learning to use a ruler to measure in cm and to compare and order their heights. We had a go at an interactive tool on the SMART board where the children had to measure different items using the online ruler.
We had a day focusing on what AMBITION meant. The children all thought of an ambition - some were achievable now - learning to tie shoe laces and others were for the future. We talked about aiming high and working as a team to achieve these goals. We made a video of the classes' ambitions - this is on the Google Classroom page.
India brought in an animal skull that she had found to show us. She wore gloves because she didn't want to touch it with her hands! The children loved seeing it and India was very confident in answering questions about her find!
Our focus on Friday was responsibility. Our challenge for the day was to be responsible for an egg and the goal was to make it through the day without it cracking or breaking. We talked a lot of about making the right choices and being accountable for our actions. Some of the children took their new roles very seriously!