Monthly Archives: April 2022

Telling the Truth

Bluebirds listened to the story of Naboth and King Ahab and the vineyard.  They were shocked to hear that because the whole truth wasn’t told something much worse happened. Elias said the King lied as he didn’t fully explain all the information to his wife.
As a class, we could thing of situations when the full truth isn’t told, often to avoid getting into trouble!  We also chatted about when we have lied or told only half-truths and how it can make us feel.  Mrs Parry told the class about the Ten Commandments. Tatenda explained these are a set of rules for people to follow, made by God. Next, the children watched a film clip about a boy who received too much change when he bought something from the shop.  The children then reflected upon these questions in their books.   It was pleasing to see the high morals of the children – well done Bluebirds!
  1. How do you feel if someone lies to you?
  2. How does it make you feel if you tell lies to someone?
  3. Do you feel bad about lies that no one knows you have told?
  4. In the film, Joshua and Leslie receive too much change.   What should they do?

Expressing Ourselves

Today, Bluebirds acted out the story of the Lion, Mouse, Fox and Human. After the drama they talked about different type of characteristic and how each one behaved. They learned there was basically three ways of approaching a difficult situation, argument or conflict. Some people would be aggressive, others passive and some assertive.  The children learned what each word meant.
Aggressive: sounding angry, trying to win or get your own way by force or because you are bigger or stronger, without thinking of the other person.
Passive: giving in or running away from the situation so that the person left gets their way or wins, because they don’t want to say anything.
Assertive: trying to come up with a solution or result that everyone feels OK about.
Bluebirds split up into small groups and acted out each one of the ​characteristics. They looked at which kind of person was best to solve any problems they may have or face in the​ playground. They then decided that the best characteristic was assertive, as they could think of other ways to reach a solution.

E-books

Over the last few weeks, Bluebirds have  collected lots of facts about Ancient Egypt to help create their own online E-books. The children found this fun and informative, learning so much more about Ancient Egypt and how their community worked. They used all the information they had gathered to help with their own lift-the-flap hide and seek book which Bluebirds are writing in English.

Egyptian Cuffs

Over the past few weeks Bluebirds have designed and then sewn their Egyptian Cuffs. Bluebirds used many skills to complete this task including using a running stich to make a seam and sticking the gems and sequins on with a glue gun. 
 
Bluebirds will now evaluate what worked well about their cuffs and what could be improved.  
As you can see, they did a fantastic job on their cuffs.

Feelings

Mrs Parry showed the class a photo of a Mum telling off a little boy.  This little boy had been told not to play on the ice but he did and then fell over.  When he came home, he did not want his Mum to see he had hurt himself.  Bluebirds discussed why would the little boy want to try and hide his feelings?

Next the class split into groups to act out four possible situations where someone might decide to hide or show their feelings.  Each group acted one out and the rest of the class guessed why they made their choice and considered what they were really feeling:

  • When you are playing cards and you have the card someone else needs to win.
  • When you fall over in front of a group of older children.
  • In a quiz when you want to shout out the answer to the question because you are sure you are right, but if you do the other team would get the point and win.
  • When you find out your mum has won a prize holiday but you will not be able to go with her.