Yesterday, our local PCSO officers visited us. They came to give us an important message about being safe at Halloween and Bonfire Night. The children listened to the key messages really well.
Help at home by asking your children how to stay safe on Bonfire Night.
Living and Learning: respect
For the last two weeks in our Living and Learning lessons, we have been learning about respecting others and respecting ourselves. This is part of our relationships education.
What is respect?
Respect is where you consider the feelings of others and treat them as you would like to be treated.
Who should we respect?
Everyone! Even if someone is very different to you or has different thoughts, likes or beliefs to you, we should still respect them.
We recognised in the class that we have some similarities but also lots of differences. This makes us all special!
I am the same as Hannah because we both have blond hair.
I am different to Hadeed as we like to play different sports.
I am different to Kitty as I can speak a different language.
I am the same as Raffi as we both have a brother.
Next week, in our circle time, we will carry on this learning and think about what is special about each of us.
Help at home: read this story with your child to think about all ways we can be different.
Bonfire Night Safety Visit
This morning, we were joined by our local PCSOs to talk about bonfire night safety. Have a look at our photos for the main messages.
This half term, Year 5 have been practising their football skills (passing, tackling, shooting etc.)
This week, they have been focused on improving their shooting skills.
When shooting, the difficulty is shot selection. Sometimes, it’s important to shoot with more power. At other times, it’s important to shoot with more accuracy.
The children have all enjoyed celebrating their goals!
Help at home: discuss the best technique for a pass.
Geography: I can investigate land use in my locality.
This week, during Geography, we’ve planned a walk in our locality so that we can investigate what the land is used for.
There are five main types of land-use:
- agriculture – land used for farming
- residential – land used for housing
- commercial – land used for businesses e.g. shops and restaurants
- recreational – land used for recreational activities e.g. swimming pools and golf courses
- transport – land used for roads, railways and airports
We used a map of Moortown to decide what route we’ll take. We thought about trying to create a loop and to try and pass as many different areas as possible. Have a look at what we decided on:
We’ll hopefully pass areas of residential, recreational and commercial land-use while walking along land used for transport! We’ll take pictures of each and label these in our books.
We look forward to showing you the pictures!
Living and Learning: rights and responsibilities
In Year 4, we know that rights come with responsibilities.
For example, we have the right to think and believe what we wish to so we have the responsibility to respect other people’s thoughts and beliefs.
We have the right to an education therefore we have the responsibility to come to school and engage with our learning.
We have the right to food and therefore we have the responsibility to make our own healthy choices.
We have the right to play and we have the responsibility to play safely and sensibly with our friends.
Help at home by asking your child to think of their rights and therefore what responsibilities come with these rights.
We are very proud of all the children after performing their first Year 2 class assembly so well this afternoon.
It’s a lot different performing to a full hall than in our rehearsals and there were a lot of nerves.
All the children have learnt their lines, actions, song words and they have used their oracy skills today to help to share our learning.
Thanks to all the adults who were able to come and watch. We hope you enjoyed it.
Well done, Year 2!
Leeds Diving opportunities
Recently, Year 2 and 3 welcomed Leeds Diving as part of their talent in diving programme.
If your child is interested in learning to dive, please see the information and requirements below.
Living and learning: Confident Me
Y6 had a visitor today to talk about being confident in our own skin.
First, we analysed some appearance ideals…
…and discussed the cost of these ideals if you’re trying to match what you see on social media.
“If you spend all your money on clothes then you won’t have any left for playing sport!” explained Olivia.
“You can get carried away, run out of money, and never feel like you’re enough,” warned Tommy.
We learnt about how images online can be manipulated. They can be altered to change the colours or shape of people – or even totally made up by AI!
Sometimes pictures you see online aren’t completely realistic so there’s no point trying to replicate what you see on social media.
Help at home by talking about why it’s good to celebrate being you. What are you proud of? Why are you unique? Why is it good to be different?
It’s also a good idea to have regular check ins about what you’re doing and seeing on social media.
“We should just say nice things about each other,” said Moosa.
“Don’t focus on what someone looks like – focus on what they’re like on the inside!” wisely stated Cate.
Reading: Y5 met Liz Pichon!
Last week, we had a surprise video call from author Liz Pichon – who writes the Tom Gates novels.
Liz talked about where she gets inspiration for her stories and how she plans out the novels before writing. She talked us through how she draws the doodles in her stories and we also had a go – what do you think of our bugs?!
Finally, she read an extract from her new book, Five Star Stories.