Bluebirds looked at courage this week within their RE lesson, which also linked nicely as it is this month’s value word too!
They discussed the meaning of having courage and being brave when you are scared to do something. Kennie – I needed courage when we were camping ina tent and there was thunder and lightning. Cory, Katie, Elliott – We needed courage in the swimming pool with our lessons. Brooke Ba, Kezi – We needed courage to learn to ride our bikes. Lexi – I needed courage when I started school and had to be brave. Megan and Ruby – We needed courage to perform and take our dancing exams. Chandler – I have to have courage to walk past mannequins! Amber, Sophia, Rubi – I had to have courage to go on the Pirate Ship / Bumper cars / roller coaster. Brooke Be – I needed courage when I went rock climbing.
Mrs Parry showed the class a lidded tin with something inside but the children didn’t know what. She kept peeping in and then shutting the lid! The class talked about either leaving it and not needing courage or being brave to look inside. Mrs Parry told them the story of David and Goliath.
Finally, everyone thought about some advice for people needing courage:
Melissa was randomly chosen in the lollipop stick draw to put her hand in without looking. She was a little anxious and removed her hand twice feeling a little afraid! Eventually, she plucked up courage and rummaged around in the tin until she discovered something at the bottom……… after all that, she found it was just a lolly and was glad she had been brave and had courage!
In circle time, Bluebirds discussed what they felt the meaning of Friendship was and what qualities a good friend should have:
Demi – You should play games together and look after them. Kezi – You should look after your friends. Elliott – You have to be a good friend to have a good friend. Amber – You should be kind and helpful to each other. Yusif – You shoule ask someone to play with you if they are lonely. Lexi – Always stand by your friends and stick up for them. Megan – Treat friends as you wish to be treated. Sophie – Be a good listener as they may have better ideas than you. Pheobe – Help each other with things that are difficult or tricky. Brooke Ba – Look after friends if they get hurt. Katie – Keep your friends’ secrets else they won’t trust you. Be loyal. Poppy – Be kind to each other Melissa – Friends treat each other nicely and do good deeds for one another. Encourage each other. Sumaiya – A friend tells the truth and is patient. Niah – Respect each other and forgive them if you have a disagreement Harry – Friends don’t lie Sophia – You should be kind and respect each other. Joey – Always be honest. Brooke Be – You should have a heart and be caring. Ruby L – Don’t laugh at your friends if they are upset. Chandler – Try and make your friends laugh. Katerina – You need to be fun. Evie – Be careful with their toys and share nicely. Kennie – Be helpful to each other.
Mrs Parry gave the children a recipe to consider …… the ingredients to make a good friend!
Bluebirds talked about their understanding of this month’s value word “FREEDOM.”
Brooke Ba – Being able to go outside and play. Katerina – Choose what you feel like doing in your free time. Kezi – To do what you want to do without being restricted. Sophie – To let your ideas go wild and not feel trapped. Melissa – Being allowed to do anything. being able to choose what you want to do for a job. Evie – Not to be locked inside. Dana – Being able to travel and visit where you want. Being able to choose your friends. Sophia – My Grandad is free in heaven. Sumaiya – Being able to choose your school
The children linked the word to Black History month in October when we learnt about Nelson Mandela.
We discussed the Human Rights act and thought about how lucky we are and sometimes take our freedom for granted.
Bluebirds discussed the meaning of tolerance during Circle Time today. They decided tolerance meant being understanding of others with differing opinions, beliefs and ideas, regardless of their religion, race, language, age or disability. The conversation developed and children openly shared their religions and talked about being able to speak other languages. We chatted about celebrating differences too!
Today, Bluebirds heard a verse from the Bible (Genesis 1 : 28) where God gives humans the responsibility to rule (care and look after) all the animals.
Mrs Parry showed the children a photo of her pet dog Zac and the children shared what pets they had. We also thought about the needs of our new class fishes (Dave and Shane!). This lesson enabled the children to relate the doctrine of stewardship to the care of animals
The class all contributed and created a list of everything people need to consider before deciding to get a pet.
Bluebirds have been displaying the learning behaviour of curiosity recently. In their own time, these girls have all been researching our Stone Age topic…. just because they want to and are eager to find out more for themselves. Sophie found out about Stonehenge and has spent hours recreating it as a model. Melissa has produced some Great drawings with facts. Niah found out lots of extra facts and information.
Bluebirds have been considering the environment and taking responsibility for it which links nicely to our value word for this month! This led on to thinking what the world would be like if no one cared for the world or one another.
First the children thought about what other people did for them:
Sophia – My Mummy cleans my room and gets my school clothes ready. Amber – Phoebe plays with you and cheers me up when I’m sad. Brooke – Teachers help us learn. Niah – My brother takes me to the shop for ice cream. Kezi – My Mum takes me to my favourite places at the weekend. Brooke – My Mum cooks my tea.