We created our Class Charter together, deciding which ‘Rights of the Child’ were the most relevant to us in school. We then considered what appropriate behaviours were, to enable us all to benefit from these rights. We used ‘minions’ as our signing up to the charter!
As well as earning House Points, in our class you might be awarded with a TEACUP… Tremendous Effort Achieved, Certificate Understandably Presented! Those whose real effort has been recognised with a ‘teacup’, take it home to share with their family, colour it in, cut it out and return it to school, pinning it up on the ‘Teacup Totaliser’. When all 8 spaces are filled, we have a ‘teaparty’ for those 8 children.
We use a range of ‘thinking tools’ in class, including ‘Ryan’s Thinking Keys’ and ‘Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Higher Order Thinking Skills’. We might use them when discussing things with our Talk Partners, who change every week: we sit next to them, so we change seat every week – it keeps things fresh!
We celebrated having earned 50 Class Marbles for positive behaviour as a whole class, by spending 1/2 hour on wheels in the playground – rollerblades, bikes, scooters, skateboards and heelies dominated!
We hope you have all had a lovely holiday and are looking forward to starting Term 2 on Wednesday. Please remember to bring your gym kits on Wednesday and Thursday each week. We are looking forward to starting our P1/2 Nativity rehersals and you will be finding out your parts shortly.
Welcome back to school after the October holidays. We hope you had a lovely break. We will be starting PE again on Thursday, so please make sure you send a full PE kit, with every item clearly labelled with name and class.
Look out for the homework and reading books coming home in the book bag on Wednesday. Since it’s a shorter week you might prefer to keep the homework and hand it in on Monday.
We are looking forward to starting our learning about Weather this week. The children might have some interesting weather facts or ideas to share with you at home.
Next week we will be doing some art work with our p.7 buddies. Look out for photos of these on in our class gallery and also in our learning journals!