This week we have been enjoying learning all about the world in our Geography lessons. We have spent time learning about globes, maps and atlases. We enjoyed exploring the new atlases for ourselves. We used the index to find different countries and label them on maps.
We are learning about the continents and oceans of the world too. Maybe you can test us!
Yesterday we read the book Have you filled a bucket today? It was all about how to do kind acts for each other to fill their bucket with happy thoughts. Today in check-out we shared how we had filled other people’s buckets by being kind in some way.
Alexie – I filled Daisy’s bucket by playing with her at lunchtime. Eason – I filled my Mum’s bucket by saying thank you for my tea. Dora – I filled Maarya’s bucket by saying her dress is beautiful. Scarlett – I filled my Daddy’s bucket by telling him I loved him last night. Liam – I filled Jason’s bucket when I hugged him and told him I would miss being his partner. Amelie – I filled Millie’s bucket by saying nice words to her at lunchtime.
Today we started our first Geography topic. We are going to be learning all about where in the world our food comes from. We had a look at a globe, map and atlas and discussed what we already knew about the world. We then had an opportunity to explore the atlases for ourselves. They were wonderful! We are really looking forward to learning more.
In check-in today for anti-bullying week we thought about the question – Is change possible? We tried to think of ways we can make school better for everyone.
Here were our ideas:
Eason – We could hug more. Amelie – If someone is on their own we could offer to play with them. William – Cheer people up if they are sad. Frishta – Be kind to everyone. Rawan – Smile at each other. Maarya – If you see someone and they are feeling sad you could give them a hug. Zi Yan – Help someone if they need it. Sammy – If someone doesn’t want to play your game, you could play their game instead. Liam – Don’t be bossy! Be kind.
This week we have been completing challenges to help us to develop our growth mindset. We have learnt that scientists have discovered having a positive attitude and a growth mindset means you will achieve more than if you have a fixed mindset. Having a growth mindset means:
• You try again if you don’t succeed the first time.
• You try different things.
• You ask for help, advice or ideas.
• You learn from your mistakes.
• You talk positively to yourself remembering of power of YET! I can’t do this… YET!
• You work your brain hard because it is a muscle and learning challenging things makes it stronger.
We have completed challenges including painting with our feet, making something that can fly and building a marble run. We had to work hard to remind ourselves of all the above when doing the challenges as it is easy to fall back into ‘This is too hard!’ We tried really hard and are getting better.