Toucans watched some film clips of the world’s natural beauty. They talked about how different people think different things are beautiful. The Bible includes psalms which were written to praise and thank God for the beauty of the earth. Mrs Parry played them a hymn called “All Things Bright And Beautiful” and the class listened to the lyrics. The class then drew a selection of items they thought were beautiful.
Toucans talked about who they live at home with today in PSHE. They talked about what a family is made up of. Families can be made up of mums and dads, step parents and siblings, half brothers and sisters, two mums, two dads, grandparents and carers. Toucans felt that although each family is different they all love one another.
Miss Williams’ group have really been focusing on applying the behaviours for learning. They have been trying so hard in all their lessons!
Toucans have been working really well together. We have been trying hard to ensure we listen to our partner and focus on what they are saying:
We have been taking real pride in our work. We are trying so hard to join our writing:
We have also been showing excellent concentrations skills:
These children have worked particularly hard to persevere with their reading. They are making great progress!
Behaviours for learning are really helping us to improve!
Toucans discussed what it means to be perfect.
Anren – It is if you get everything right.
Corban – It’s when you’re really good at everything.
Shriya – It’s when you do your best.
Oliver – Some people are perfect drivers
Reva – You can draw a picture that is perfect.
The class went on to talk about what is the perfect behaviour?
Isla – When you do what the teacher says
Bethany – When you are good for your teacher
Declan – You should persevere
Tatenda – Being independent and doing your own work
Anren – Good listening
Ryan – When you concentrate
Alex – Taking pride to make your work perfect
Corban – You should be quiet and not talk
Mrs Parry pointed out they had used some of our behaviours for learning. She asked the class if perfect behaviour was always to be silent and gave an example of a football match. Toucans said that this wouldn’t be perfect as the fans are expected to sing, clap and even waves flags to support the players (Declan, Joseph and Alex R). The class were asked what about perfect behaviour in church for a carol concert – is being silent being perfect? Elias explained you are not silent when you are praying. James said sometimes you sing too.
The children heard the story of Zaccheus who was a mean tax collector. He overcharged people and kept the extra money to become rich. No one liked him but Jesus asked if he could share a meal with him, in his home. Zaccheus changed his ways and refunded people four times the amount he’d overcharged. Mrs Parry asked the children what they would ask Zaccheus if they could speak to him today.
Isla/Bethany – Why were you mean? Why did you steal?
Alex R – Why did you need so much money?
Elias – What was life like when you were alive?
James – Are you a good or bad person?
Lexi – Why did you let Jesus come to your house?
Tatenda – Did you have maids and butlers?
Finally, Mrs Parry asked the children what things in our lives today might Jesus not like even if he was our friend:
Elias – Telling lies
Shriya – Chopping all the rainforests down
Lexi – Stealing
Ryan – Fighting, hitting and pushing
Reva – Litter being dropped
Elias – Pollution
James – Playing violent computer games
Shriya – Swearing and conflict