Category Archives: Circle Time

Discussing our value word – Tolerance

Today in circle time we thought about the value word of tolerance. We played the game The Sun Shines On… to start to think about likes and dislikes. We then worked with a partner to think of something we both liked and disliked – it was very tricky to agree because some of us are have our own strong opinions! We decided it is absolutely fine to be different but we must respect each other’s opinions and show tolerance to those people we disagree with.

Discussing our value word – Appreciation

In our Circle Time today we focused on the value word of appreciation. We asked each other ‘2, 4, 6, 8, who you do appreciate?’ These are the people we appreciate and why:

We then focused on how we show that appreciation for others. We decided the main thing was saying two small words that have a big meaning… THANK YOU! We also said being kinder to people, saying nice words (praise or compliments) and being interested in what someone has to say were all ways of showing we appreciate someone. This week Miss Williams has challenged us to show appreciation to three different people.

Discussing our value word – Honesty

Today in Circle Time we shared our thoughts about our value word of honesty.

Tell us about a time when you were honest:
Dayne – I was honest when I spilt milk on my brother’s x-box.
Ke Xin – I was honest when I hurt my brother by accident.
Taya – I had to be honest when I ate all the chocolate.
Kerris – When it was snowing I threw a snowball at my brother and I was honest when Mum asked me.
Kai – I was honest when I hit my sister.

Why is honesty important?
Esmay – It is important because some things can be dangerous so you need to tell the truth.
Scarlette – It is important to be honest because if you lie you will get told off.
Amelia – If you lie it might have consequences for other people.
Brooke – It’s not good if you lie because you will get it trouble.
Shona – It is important to be honest because you might feel sad if someone else gets into trouble for something you have done.

Anti-bullying Week – Questions, banners and posters

In our PSHE and Circle Time today we thought more about anti-bullying week. We focused on three questions:

What should you do if you see someone being bullied?
Nyeema – Support them and be on their side.
Kai – Don’t just watch. Tell the teacher.
Scarlette – Tell a trusted adult.
Lola – Tell the headteacher.
Brooke – Do whatever you can to help them.
Taya – Go to the bullies and explain how upset they are making the person they are bullying.
Frankie-Dee – Be kind to them and tell you will help.
Esmay – Give them a hug to make them feel better.
Dayne – Tell the bullies to stop and be kind.
Mason – Tell any adult or a teacher.
Callum F – Tell the bully to go away. You can prevent it.
Keris – Peacemaker it for them.

What would you say to someone who thinks being different is wrong?
Ryan – No it isn’t!
Dayne – It’s great to be different.
Callum C – If you are different you are just special.
Esmay – Stop saying that… it’s rude!
Taya – We are all equal. You just be who you are.
Brooke – You can be as different as you want.
Scarlett – It’s ok to be different, it doesn’t matter what colour hair or skin or anything. It just doesn’t matter.
Nyeema – Its ok to be different because people all turn out differently.
Kerris – It’s exciting to be different.
Amelia – I am me and I have the choice to be different.
Shona – It doesn’t matter if you are different.

What sensible thoughts Toucans! We then made our own posters and banners ready for our protest on Friday.

Living things

Today in Science we started to learn more about living things. We explored and discussed a set of pictures and sorted them into two piles – things that are alive and things that are not alive. We then used this to make a list of criteria that means that something is alive. We decided that all living things can:

At first we were unsure about plants but once we compered them to the criteria above we realised they were living.

We then started to think about those things that weren’t alive and discuss whether some of them had been alive at one time. For example we looked at a chicken drumstick and decided it isn’t alive now but it had once been part of a chicken which was alive. We looked at cotton and Oliver told us it once it had been on a cotton plant so we classed it as not alive now. Kai told us about sugar – he knew it grows in a plant called sugar cane so it is not alive now. We are working on our own sorting activity so will share some pictures tomorrow when we have finished.