Ibrahim, who is currently in Pakistan, has been working hard completing his home learning whilst enjoying the wonders of Pakistan. He has written a diary entry to share with us all. We wish him a safe return back to the UK. Let’s hope he brings the warm Pakistani weather with him!
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.
Year 4 welcomed a new member into the class this morning. It was lovely to see how the children have already grown in confidence as they introduced themselves and told Remus what they enjoyed to do at home and at school.
We hope our new member settles in and enjoys our happy environment.
Everyone looked super smart this morning and eager to get into the joys of the new year.
We started our day with Circle Time and thinking about what we are good at. We certainly are a talented bunch and have a lot to bring to Year 4. Some of the things we are great at are: Maths, writing stories, dancing and being creative. Not to mention some of us are great friends, like helping others with their work and kind.
The children have begun as they mean to go on, showing great behaviours for learning. Well done Year 4, Mr Johnston and Mrs Sabir are really looking forward to the year ahead.
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!
This afternoon Year 4 took part in a circle time session to discuss our value word for this month which is appreciation. We discussed what this word means to us and also times when we might have shown appreciation.
In Year 4 we decided that we should have a circle time around friendship. We started off discussing what a friend is and how friends should treat each other. After hearing many lovely answers we then moved on to discussing how friends should not behave towards each other. Many different things were bought up and as a class we agreed with most things that were mentioned. Friendship is something we are working really hard on in Year 4 at the moment and the children have shown that they know how important it is to be a good friend and treat friends in the right way.
Year 4 have started off their new Science topic which is Geology, Mixtures and Separation. They started off the lesson discussing what they already knew and what they would like to learn during the unit of learning.
Then they looked at mixtures and what these are. Miss Edwards passed around a jar of sweets and the children discussed what it was they could see in there and how the sweets could be sorted. From the lesson the pupils found that a mixture is when two or more substances are mixed together and can usually be separated back to their original form and a solution is when they can’t be separated back.