Monthly Archives: October 2021

Gifts and Talents

The children in Bluebirds were looking at gifts and talents in PSHE today. Everyone has at least one gift or talent; something they are good at.  Their talents or gift might be something like telling jokes, reading, mending bikes or skateboarding .
It might be something quite different like being kind,  solving problems, being honest, helping others or being a good friend. No matter what gift or talent we have, they are all part of us and who we will become.
We talked about the characteristics of different animals and how each animal worked with others as part of a bigger team. The children worked together to become part of a Totem Pole, with each child talking about their gift or talent that would help the group.

 

Observing rocks

Bluebirds learnt about the physical, biological and chemical effects of weathering on different types of rocks.  The class set up an experiment and made predictions about whether limestone, chalk, pumice and brick would go darker on the surface once water had been added or whether it would dissolve and predict if the rock would be heavier when we reweigh them tomorrow.

Market Research

Bluebirds were very busy this afternoon being taste testers as they are going to be designing and making Stone Age soup.  First they needed to research the existing marketplace.  There were 5 flavours to smell and taste.  Here are the results of the class favourites!
Mixed vegetable soup – 12
Pea and Mint – 6
Carrot and Parsnip – 4
Chick Pea and Spinach – 2
Leek and Potato – 1

Exploring Feelings

Bluebirds listened to a story about a Finnish boy called Sami who had moved countries and had started a new school.  Throughout the stories the class correctly identified the different feelings that Sami experienced.  These included sad, unhappy, tearful, cross, angry, lonely, humiliated, embarrassed and exposed.   Mrs Parry asked the children to think about how our bodies can feel when we have different feelings.
James/Jacob both talked about bad dreams they’d had.   They had woken up very hot and flustered; believing it was true.
Charlie – Talked about when a loud car horn beeped right by him which really frightened him.  His heart beat really quickly.
Bethany / Declan – Talked about being frightened of a dog.  Bethany was hot and shaky and Declan just wanted to run away from the situation as fast as he could (well….cycled!).
Amudha – Explained she felt shy starting school this week and was worried in case no one  liked her.  It was super to see how many children had chatted and made friends with Amudha already! Alex informed Amudha, “We have all been waiting and excited to meet you!”  The class have really been looking forward to Amudha starting Bells Farm and have asked Mrs Parry on a weekly basis about when she would arrive.  Welcome to Bells Farm Amudha!