Year 4 completed a circle time we we continued to discuss similarities between people. We used a ball of string to demonstrate how we are all connected. The children had to pass the string to someone and say what it was they had in common. Some children commented on hair colour, skin colour, siblings and even more!
Year 4 have been discussing how people are the same and how they are different. We had a lovely discussion and the children came up with some really great ideas. We also decided that not all differences are visible. Some people can be different without us being able to see it.
Year 4 have been discussing stereotypes this afternoon. Katie correctly identified a stereotype as assuming that some people like something but it is not always true. Kezi then added to this saying that it is presuming something about someone because of the way that they look.
I then asked the class what they thought of the following statement: ‘Chocolate makes us fat and it is bad for you’. This is what they had to say…
• I think that it is actually quite rude and some chocolate can be better for you than others (Mohammed)
• I disagree because I eat chocolate everyday and I am fine but it is bad for you because it is full of sugar (Brooke Ba)
• It is ok to eat chocolate sometimes but not all of the time because then it can become very unhealthy (Sophia)
• Lots of people gain weight through eating chocolate all day because it can be quite addictive because its full of sugar and it tastes good (Evie)
• It is offensive because some people can’t always help what they look like (Ruby L)
To sum the discussion up we decided that stereotyping is not good because it can be very offensive and it is only opinions that people have rather than facts.
Year 4 had their usual Monday check in today. Lots of great adjectives used to express how they felt, like:
And they shared some great news like:
• seeing puppies
• having time with cousins
• playing with DS’s
• getting a hamster
• going shopping
• watching a film
• stayed with family
• going out for a walk with the dog
• going to a baby shower
• going to a trampoline park
• having a birthday party
• reading a Harry Potter book
• sorted out own bedroom and ordered new furniture
• St Patricks parade
• ate a giant tub of popcorn
Well done year 4 it was lovely to hear all about your weekends and how you’re feeling about the week ahead.
This morning, Year 4 had a special visitor – Sandra from HSBC. She showed the class how to complete a paying in slip for a bank account!
The children all had their own pot of money and a slip to complete. They were taught how to record the money onto the slip, what information to put where and how the bank stamp the slip twice. One part of the slip is kept by the bank for their records and the other part is a receipt for the customer.
The children then had an opportunity to ask Sandra any questions they had about the bank or the paying in slip itself. The children had a great time and really enjoyed learning about the bank! Thank you Sandra from all of year 4!
After having a few discussions in PSHE about money, year 4 have spent part of this afternoon thinking about raising money for charity. We started off with a discussion sharing ways we know of raising money already before moving on to the main task of the lesson. The children were put into small groups of 3 and had the task to create a simple financial plan to do some fund-raising for a local charity. The children had to think carefully about 4 things to get them started on their plan:
1. What charity are you going to raise money for?
2. How much money do you want to get for the charity?
3. How are you going to raise the money?
4. How long will it take you to raise the money?
The children loved creating their plans and came up with some wonderful ideas! We had different types of stands selling stuff such as lemonade, throwing sponges at people (possibly teachers!) and even a special camping ground where the money is given to charity!
Continuing their topic of money, year 4 have been discussing what a charity is and what different charities do. After talking about which charities they already know and what they do, the children used the iPads to find out about some more charities in the world and what they do to help.
Year 4 Robins have continued their topic on money in PSHE and today have had a discussion about the different methods of payment there are:
We also discussed what you might use each method of payment to buy, for example the children said that you would probably use coins to buy sweets or a drink at the shop.
We then went on to discuss what the risk is of someone borrowing money from the bank and we related this to borrowing something like a bag from someone. The children realised that just like you might never get your bag back, the money might not get given back to the bank.
Year 4 have started discussing money in PSHE and today we were discussing why it is important to keep track of our personal money. We also spoke about what might happen if you didn’t keep a record of how much money you have left and what the disadvantages of this would be.
As part of Year 4’s PSHE topic this term the children have been discussing the risks of smoking. During the class discussion we spoke about why people might start smoking, what the risks of smoking can be and also why people might find it difficult to stop.
Why do people smoke? Kezi: they might think that it looks cool Evie: people might try smoking just to see what it’s like but then they become addicted Harry: stress can cause people to smoke because it relaxes them Niah: peer pressure
Why do people find it difficult to stop smoking? Sophie: they are not aware of the risks involved with smoking so they choose to carry on Poppy: they enjoy it Brooke Ba: becomes a habit for them Evie: they are addicted to what is inside the cigarettes