Bluebirds have had an exciting afternoon investigating making electricity circuits ready for their project! After making predictions, children set to work to see if they could create a circuit to make the lightbulb work! Children felt a great sense of achievement when their team made a successful illumination!
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 have been learning about what brings believers together and have been looking at the community act of prayer for Muslims. The children watched a film clip of children getting ready for prayer in their mosque. In the Koran it states you must be clean before praying. There is a specific order and the face must be washed a number of times. Whilst washing, Allah is thought about in preparation for praying. Washing before prayer is symbolic and is important for unity and harmony. Muslims believe everyone equally needs to be clean before Allah (God).
Bluebirds discussed making the right choices to stay safe both indoors and outside. The children all had lots of sensible suggestions and identified risks in some situations and scenarios Mrs Parry gave them to consider.
In groups, children composed a list of safety rules.
Bluebirds were eager to investigate how water travels through plants so set up experiments with lilies, celery and lots of food colouring! They examined the plants after 10 minutes, 2 1/2 hours and then 17 hours later. There were gasps of delight and amazement the next morning as children arrived into class! Children learnt that the xylem (similar to a tube, like a straw) takes water around plants. Look at our fantastic photos!
Bluebirds discussed conflict resolution during a circle time today. They talked about the meaning of the words and how they could apply this to daily life within school.
Children considered how to avoid making matters worse by becoming physical or shouting, try to be in the “other person’s shoes (imagine how they feel), avoid putting the other person down and blaming them, listen to each other’s view without interrupting (active listening!). The children thought about who could help to solve conflict in school.
The children realised how important talking together really is, especially when they heard the story of the Two Ladies and a Lemon!