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Welcome Year 4 Robins!

Today we have been looking at our school rules. We have created some still frames of each school rule to try and show what we think it should look like!

This is what we came up with.

1. Behave calmly and safely in and around school.

2. Share values that make us good citizens.

3. Show respect for everything and everyone.

4. Listen to each other and follow instructions.

5. Work hard and take pride in what you do.

Discussing courage and the Grenfell Tower fire

Our value word this month is courage.

Robins watched the official video and song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” which has been produced by Simon Cowell and famous pop stars, to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower.

The children had all heard about the fire on the news and were asked who showed courage (our value word for June) in this terrible tragedy.

Robins thought about other qualities and values that people had shown because they had donated lots of clothes and toys to the survivors who had nothing left at all.

These included caring, love, friendship and hope.

Discussing our value word – Courage

Robins today discussed the meaning of courage and shared their fears with one another:

We shared our views and opinions about whether we should avoid things we are scared of or face our fears. Some of the children shared examples of when they had showed courage:

Daisy – Sleeping in the dark
Sophie M – Jumping from a height into a pit of foam pit
Mohamed – Climbing a fence
Osama – Climbing high bars in P.E. Daring to smell the eggs in our science experiment
Jamie – Sliding down a space bowl at the swimming pool – there was a drop at the end
Tiffanie – Sleeping on the floor abroad. I was worried about bugs!
Riley – Crawling through a simulated cave on a Cub Scout camp last weekend

In partners, the class made up a poem entitled “Almost Nothing Scares Me!”

Cara & Sophie:
We wouldn’t be afraid of a dragon or a murderer
We would fight a Roman or a Celt for free
We wouldn’t run away from a tornado or acid rain
but lifts absolutely petrify us!

What do you need now?

On Wednesday, Robins were asked to think about the Peacemaker questions “What do you need now? and “What do you need to happen next time?”

Children acknowledged that often, just saying sorry doesn’t stop the behaviour happening again or make them feel any better immediately. The children read through Peacemaker’s cards which helped them to identify some of the needs that can arise. After using the cards, one child felt angry and recognised they needed space to calm down, away from another pupil. One girl needed reassurance from another pupil they would not repeat a certain behaviour that had upset her. We talked about how using the cards might help and support us in being able to explain how we feel and what we need as it can often be tricky to know how to manage feelings.

Charity donating

Today, Robins found about charity giving through history. They discovered that charity began about 900 years ago and by the year 2009 there were 160,515 charitable organisations in Britain. The children discussed charitable events they had experienced at school such as Children In Need with Pudsey bear and Red Nose day for Comic Relief.

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…)