Bluebirds have been looking at a range of portraits by different artists. They have been learning how to position features on the face and also considering proportion and size too. They drew a self portrait and have been experimenting with water colour paints this week.
Bluebirds discussed this month’s value word of friendship. They realised it linked with this week’s RE lesson as they had discussed qualities of a good friend when learning about Jesus and his disciples. After considering the qualities we also discussed caring and being respectful to one another as friends and also with regards to our equipment. The children discussed taking responsibility for classroom possessions and taking care of them. We also talked about having a positive attitude and taking pride by tidying up just to be caring, helpful or as a random act of kindness to other members of the class. This would benefit everyone as a whole!
Today Bluebirds learnt that not all friends are loyal and steadfast. The class made a group list of qualities they would look for in a friend if they needed them to help with an important task. The list was huge! The children noticed some of our learning behaviours and value words were desirable qualities they would want in a friend.
The children heard all about the qualities of Jesus’ friends (disciples) which included Simon Peter (leadership in founding the church), John who was loving, James who loyally believed in Jesus, Andrew (told others about the good news of Jesus), Bartholomew who was known for honesty, Matthew (a former tax collector) who changed and loyally followed Jesus. The children decided they would not want Judas Iscariot as a friend because he was greedy, treacherous and betrayed Jesus.
Bluebirds have been reading newspaper reports and deciding what is fact and what is opinion. They played a thumbs up game, voting whether a statement was fact or opinion. Children thought of both facts and opinions and shared with their partners. The class considered a range of sentences and then composed their own. Finally , the class rotated in two circles to see if their partner could decide whether the sentence was fact or opinion.
Bluebirds have been learning how to find fractions of amounts today. They used equipment and to share the amount into equal groups. They progressed to using bar models to calculate and present the information.
Bluebirds, heard the story of Moses today and read Exodus, learning all about Passover and the significance of food on the Seder plate.
KeXin: Moses’ Mum put him in a basket on the River Nile to keep him safe from the Pharoah. Oliver: God spoke to Moses as a burning bush. Harley: There were ten plagues. One was frogs. Esmay: There was a plague of gnats. Nathan: Seder means order. Dayne: Jewish people remember this at Passover. Brooke: If people had the lamb’s blood on their door they were “passed over” and were safe.