Category Archives: PSHE

School rules and the Ten Commandments

Today Robins looked at school rules to see how they could be grouped in the following categories; interactions between children and children; children with adults and children with property/school grounds.

They heard about how the Book of Exodus tells how God called Moses to the top of Mount Sinai. God told him that he had chosen the Israelites as his special people. He would care for them and take them to a new land but they must keep the ten rules. He gave these rules to Moses, written on two stone tablets. The story is in the Bible and the Torah and contains all of the commandments given to Moses for the Jewish people including the Ten Commandments.

Mrs Parry read out the Ten Commandments and asked Robins what rules they would for people to follow today? We discovered some of these were very similar to the original Ten Commandments!

Importance of rules

Robins discussed (and debated) whether people could we live without rules. After lots of contributions, they realised the importance of rules for everyone in the world, not just school!

Mrs Parry explained how teachers follow rules about what lessons have to be taught in school. She asked Robins to plan their own timetable and then explain why it suited them and what they would be missing out on. After hearing some of the suggestions, we realised the importance of rules in this instance i.e. the balance of skills needed in adult society!

Some of the alternative lessons are listed below!
Party games
Spanish
Trampolining
Swimming
Virtual reality training
Movie afternoons
Dragon’s Den
Hairstyling
Pet club
Football
Car mechanics
Lots of trips out!
Skydiving!

Easter acrostic poems

Robins have enjoyed creating acrostic poems today.

Everybody has an egg hunt,
An Easter bunny comes to our homes,
Singing our Easter songs,
The chicks come out of their eggs,
Everybody goes to church,
Rabbits run home.
(Mohamed)

Easter is egg-cellent!
An Easter egg hunt,
Start searching for your eggs!
Two weeks off school,
Easter is nice,
Ring the church bells.
(Naheedul)

Everyone enjoys Easter,
Anyone is welcome,
Singing songs for Jesus,
Then Jesus comes on the cross,
Everyone made fun of him,
Risen into heaven.
(Millie)

Easter is amazing,
At Easter time you get chocolate eggs,
Sit and eat chocolate all day!
The Easter bunny hands out eggs every year,
Even when you’re naughty the Easter bunny still visits,
Running around the blossom which smells beautiful.
(Tiffanie)

Easter is eggcellent!
At Easter time bunnies hop all around and the spring flowers grow,
Sat on the sofa eating Easter eggs all day long!
The Easter bunny visits everyone,
Every Easter I get lots of eggs,
Running around the garden, children having fun.
(Katie)

Easter eggs,
Animals come out,
See bunnies hopping,
The lambs jump around,
Eating a lifetime supply of chocolate,
Ring the bells.
(Sophie)

Eggcellent chocolate eggs for Easter,
A yummy chocolate egg,
Some chocolate eggs are huge,
Time to think about Jesus,
Every Easter is on Sunday,
Risen, Jesus is risen.
(Cara)

Respecting art work

Today, Robins were reflective about their current Art topic to date. They discussed the importance of giving
feedback to their partner in a positive and constructive way, to help them rather than offend them.

They talked about being respectful of each other’s individual style, celebrating individuality and diversity. This linked nicely to the two artists we have looked at in our study of landscapes. David Hockney and Heaton Cooper both painted landscapes but their interpretations are completely different!

We tried to give one another specific praise and celebrate our successes together.

Here are the questions:
1. How does the painting make you feel?
2. What do you like about the painting so far? (What went well)
3. Can you suggest anything your partner might consider to improve and develop the art further?
4. Can you share any good tips? Eg How you got a particular effect? (Even better if…)

Being an “upstander”

This week Year 4 Robins have been taking part in Safer Internet Week with alot of learning through lessons and assemblies.

Today Robins discussed their understanding and thought of examples of what a bystander is. Afterwards, they learnt all about being an “upstander” and discussed how to be one.

In groups they looked at some examples of scenarios which could occur using technology such as text conversations and forwarding of photos and emojis. Children learnt how upstanders deal with situations positively.

Mrs Knipe came into class at the end of the session and Sophie Memory explained to her what the class had learnt.

Going for goals

Robins discussed were going for goals this week and thought about what qualities the Olympic athletes had such as stamina, natural ability and regular practise.

They heard the story about Richard the Brave who watched the perseverance of a small spider spinning a web which inspired him.

The class made a mind map and shared ideas of their personal goals which ranged from what they aim to do by the end of Year 4 to what they aim to do when they are adults.