Category Archives: Circle Time

Bluebirds visit Robins!

Today, Bluebirds had their chance to visit the Robins classroom; a sneak peak into their journey into Year 4!

Many were super brave in the morning, coming in with a big smile and saying, “Hello, Mr Lo!”

The first activities included discussing their top 3 positive affirmations, introducing themselves and discovering the classroom.

 

Mr Lo also mentioned in Year 4 we have a whole class target to improve our handwriting. Everyone has an opportunity to receive a pen licence if they take pride in their handwriting.

Next, we had a go with our times-tables. Bluebirds all worked well and showed Mr Lo they could use TT-Rockstars and Purple Mash to support their learning.

 

In the afternoon, Bluebirds had some time to do some independent reading. This allowed them the chance to explore the wonderful books we have.

 

This was followed by a game “Me too!” The aim of the game is to reinforce the value of friendships and understand that we all have things in common with others in our class.

Here are some of the things we have in common:

We enjoy Art and drawing. (Naz, Helen, Imogen, Daisy)

We enjoy English (Amelie, Firaz, )

We are good at Gymnastics (Daisy, Imogen)

We like riding our bikes (William, Dora)

Next, we sat in a circle and said something positive about each other.

Examples of what was said about the person next to them include:

  • cheers me up
  • really funny
  • very nice and friendly
  • good at learning

Finally, we wrote our aspirations on the leaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4 : Celebrating Pride

滴水穿石!
(Dripping Water will eventually weather away a rock)

Perseverance Leads to Success!

Robins came in with a big smile this morning; after all, we’re all very proud of England winning their latest game!

 

Today,during reflection time we thought about the importance of “I am proud of myself” . (Pride is also the value of the month)

Robins first wrote messages to themselves reminding them why they should be proud of one’s self.

They then dotted around the classroom writing positive notes of pride on each others pride bookmark.

 

Robins – We’re proud of you

Well done to Dylan for getting his new belt in Karate.

 

Charlie and Ryan for great achievements in Football.

 

Celebrating Success!

Super work Millie, Jacinta, Seth, Ryan, Ibrahim, Paige, Leah, Havana and Dewha! 

Congratulations to this weeks Pen Licence holders,  Spelling Shed Rockers, Times Table Rockers and Mathstronauts.

 

Finally, well done for Ryan with his Football and Amaya with her Gymnastics!

 

P.S Just remember we are ALL successful Robins!

Volcanic Homework!

Well done again Robins. The majority of your worked hard on your homework.

The homework included mental arithmetic, grammar and a positive affirmation “Believe in yourself” followed by daily positive affirmations to say at home.  Well

Many of you also carried out a volcano experiment at home! Well done. Here is a photo of Havana’s experiment.

 

Enjoying Independent Reading

Robins enjoy reading in the classroom. Recently we have added some new books to the class library.

 

From Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel David Makonnen comes an action-packed Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this epic journey to the stars. 

Pippa has kindly donated some of her favourite books to our class library.

What books have you been reading recently?

 

Great Homework Great Mindfulness

《老子》第三十七章 道恒无为,而无不为.

Robins do enjoy the fast paced nature of learning in Year 4 but that doesn’t mean we don’t take moments out to reflect and live in the moment. Both in class and at home Robins are encouraged to reflect about themselves.

Here are some examples of the reflection work pupils did at home.

 

P.S  Well done to our Top Mathstronauts, Spelling Shed Rockers and TT Rockstars of the last two weeks!

 

 

December is a time for thoughtfulness

   A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed. 

 

己所不欲,勿施於人

Be thoughtful, what you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius ( 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.)

 

Yusuf Ali: For those who believe and work righteous deeds, there will be Gardens of Bliss,-

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
The “Golden Rule” of Leviticus 19:18 was quoted by Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:12; see also Luke 6:31) and described by him as the second great commandment.

Regardless of your faith or beliefs, in the UK, December is a time when people  do good for one another. Our value for the month is thoughtfulness. Ava and Kenzie our super journalists decided they would investigate Robins views on the importance of thoughtfulness. They recorded the notes all by themselves and below are some of the highlights.