Year 4 spent the week logging their energy saving acts. It was brilliant to see so many children remembering to work hard at being energy efficient and conscious. They either filled in their logs at home or kept them in school, always remembering to fill each day in as the entered in the mornings! Such dedication.
Children even logged other ways in which they had tried to be energy efficient:
The energy log showed that:
• Children were more aware of being energy efficient.
• Children did more energy efficient tasks as the week progressed.
Year 4 have set themselves a challenge to log how eco friendly they are. They shared lots of great things like, using less water, switching off devices, turning off lights and taking their bikes, rather than going in a car.
But saying and doing can be very different things! So the challenge is to log what we do over the next seven days. Hopefully we will see that we have increased our actions over the week.
During PSHE, Year 4 Robins have been looking at the meaning of climate change.
We looked at how the world is getting warmer due to climate change.
The children worked together to add:
• Switch off lights when not needed.
• Unplug devices.
• Use the car less.
• Walk or take a bike/scooter.
• Use electric cars.
• Use solar panels.
• Go back to using horses for transport, (although this brought up a discussion on the ethics of using horses, all very valid!).
Year 4 were excellent at listening to each other today. Our reporting back to the class of what our partner said was much, much better. Good job Robins!
Lets hope we all do our bit to keep our world healthy and happy, as we could see the World is in our hands. We have a responcibility to care for it.
To start our PSHE lesson, Year 4 were put into groups of three. Two of the children were asked to whisper to each other so that the third child couldn’t hear what they were saying. They took it in turns to be the person who was excluded by the other two children.
After this, we spoke about how the children felt as that excluded person. The children had lots of different ideas:
► Left out
To end the discussion we then discussed ways of dealing with this behaviour and strategies we could use to help make it stop. The children suggested telling a trusted adult, holding in your own feelings and asking the person nicely to stop.
As part of a PSHE lesson Year 4 were asked to work in small teams to complete a jigsaw puzzle. The challenge for them was to do this in silence! The children proved that they are actually very good at working well together and can communicate in other ways then talking to work together well.
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.