What a welcome break from literacy and numeracy! We are enjoying making thumb pots out of clay this afternoon.
I am so pleased with the working atmosphere we had in literacy just now. Let’s hope it continues so we can create some awe inspiring science fiction stories set on another planet.
I was so impressed today with how Elephants approached their first SATs practice of the year. They all tried so hard and had a positive attitude which I am sure will continue throughout the tests this week. If their determination and effort are anything to go by, Elephants will make themselves proud this year. I am proud of them already!
Keep it up!
Following our Thrive assembly, Elephants have been discussing ways we can keep calm especially if we are already feeling tense or anxious inside. Two great ways are hand breathing and star breathing. Ask them to tell you all about it so that you can practise together and help them relax. This will be especially useful to them during SATs later on in the year so now is an excellent time to practise.
We had a great first session of Read and Respond today looking at The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo. We were deciding whether they should keep the bear or not so set up a conscience alley to help us look at the arguments for both sides. The children came up with some very convincing reasons and in the end we decided to keep the bear. They now have the next section of text to read before Friday so if you could prompt them to do this, that would be great.
Elephants have also got their first set of year 5/6 spellings today which need to be learnt for Friday if possible.
A crime happened in Elephants today! We used our deduction skills to think about what the evidence might show us. What do you think happened?
I was really pleased to see everyone back today, in beautiful uniform and on time. Everyone set a great example to the rest of the school during the day and really set the bar high for the rest of the year. I was so impressed with the neatness of the work produced and the effort everyone put in which makes me excited about the things we will be able to do and achieve during this year.
i’m looking forward to tomorrow!