Learning about each other, respecting each other. Tolerance is a British Value.
Recently in RE we have been talking about the importance of those who look after us.
Muslims believe (Imaan) that Mohammad ﷺ is the last Prophet to bring the message of Allah (God) to the people. He has such an important place in Islam that when Muslims say his name they say a blessing. This is shown throughout Faith Makes a Difference as ﷺ, or in English ‘peace be upon him’.
We read the following,
Prophet Mohammad ﷺ was once asked, what is the best charitable act that I can do where paradise would be guaranteed? The Prophet said, look after your mother. The person asked and what else. The prophet said look after your mother. The person said what else. The prophet said look after your mother. The person said what else. The prophet said look after your father.
The Robins have been learning about Pablo Picasso in their Art lessons. We have looked at the different periods in which his paintings went through; blue period, Cubism, African period and the rose period.
This morning, the Robins were creating their final piece. They had chosen one of the periods to take their inspiration from, used the work they had previously done in their sketch books to paint either a self-portrait or a portrait of someone else.
First, they drew an outline in faint pencil.
Then, they either used water colours or oil pastel to create their art work.
Here are some of their final pieces. What do you think?
In English, the Robins in year 4 have been researching the layers of the Earth.
Previously this week, we have been looking at the features of a non-chronological report.
Today, We wrote information in note form and then thought about how we would organise it as an information text. We wrote it up neatly in our books (draft version) , making sure we included the features of a non-chronological report.
We look forward to seeing their final work later this week.
三人行，必有我師焉：擇其善者而從之，其不善者而改之。 When we share together, we can learn the best from each other and rid of bad habits.
This morning, the Robins in year 4 had circle time, we passed Nini 妮妮 around the circle and gave each other compliments. At first, we felt a little scared and confused as we were unsure what to say, but then we felt proud for others in our class as he heard their compliments and it made us feel happy to make others to feel happy. Receiving compliments like this, made us feel joyful, happy and calm. Compliments sometimes made us feel shy but happy. As they made us feel so good, we made a pledge to each other, to complement each other more.
We then watched a funny video with Robin Williams about conflict.
We decided that arguments, conflict or upset made us feel sad. We thought of some examples like if someone is finding it difficult to share, we could ask politely, use our manners, or ask to have the item in 5 minutes. Sorting out any conflict is easier when we tell the truth, so we made another pledge to each other, to try to always tell the truth.
By the way, did you notice that Nini 妮妮 is a swallow? She carries the message of friendship and peace.
Robins have been learning all about nutrition. As humans, we require minerals and vitamins so that our bodies work properly.
They are important because they boost the immune system, aid in growth and development and assist in organ and cell function. Minerals and vitamins come from the food that we eat.
Vitamins are organic substances that are either fat soluble (A, D, E and K) or water soluble (C, B, riboflavin, niacin and folate). Fat soluble vitamins are stored in the body whilst water soluble vitamins need to dissolve in water before they can enter the body. One really important vitamin is vitamin K. Vitamin K is found in green and leafy vegetables such as broccoli and kale. It is important in blood clotting. Vitamin B12 is important in the manufacturing of red blood cells. This type of vitamin is found mainly in red meats, eggs, milk and other dairy foods.
Minerals are inorganic elements that are found in soil and water. These are absorbed by plants and later eaten by animals.