Monthly Archives: September 2019

Behaviours for learning

This week we are focusing on improving our understanding of the behaviours for learning. We have discussed each one and shared examples of what it might look like when we are using them.

We then did some short activities to put them into action. First we practiced concentrating on colouring a title for our class display while Miss Williams tried to distract us! It was very tricky because she was talking to us, tapping us, asking us things and even trying to get us to join in with her. Some of us were very good at ignoring distractions but some of us definitely need more practice!

We also did a classroom quiz to practice being independent. We had to look around the room to find the answers to some questions. All the things we found will help us with our learning this year.

Finally we shared our ideas about pride. We decided we could be proud if we had done a good piece of work, if our books are neat and if we have concentrated and done our best. We made ourselves a proud cloud. Every half term we will get our books out and choose the piece of work we have been the most proud of. Keep a look out if you come into our classroom – we hope we can also make you proud!

Welcome Toucans!

Toucans have had a wonderful first day. We have spent some time getting to know our teachers, our classroom and even each other. Our first topic is all about being healthy so we shared some things we already knew so we are ready to learn more. We also created a portrait of ourselves, focusing on drawing accurately. Our teachers were very impressed with how quickly we have settled in. Here is our very first photo as a Toucan!