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.
As a class we have been sharing all about ourselves. Many of us have family that come from different countries. This has enriched our learning and increased our understanding of the importance of tolerance and respecting all cultures. During circle time we have been able to enjoy a range of languages including Chinese, Kurdish, Arabic, Punjabi, Urdu, Italian, Spanish and Maori.
Mr Lo has also purchased a book to share with the class. Don’t forget to take a look during our ERIC sessions.
As part of our values and black history month display board we have decided we would like to decorate it with photos of our diverse class. Some of us have already brought in photos. Thanks for sharing!
Furthermore, we have discussed the importance of recognising Black Figures. This week we have recapped on important Black Figures. Can you recognise them?
and finally, we also looked at some local black celebrities.
A big shout out to Jessica for making a table comparing Roman numerals, English and Chinese.
Well done to Year 4 who worked hard on building positive relationships with each other. In class we have discussed the importance of having the right attitude for learning. In our class we are now all aware of the following behaviours for learning.
We enjoyed some active discussions about what each behaviour of learning means and how it would be shown in the classroom. All of us came up with excellent examples including:
“Active listening means listening and looking at the person talking.”
“Concentration is where you finish a task without being distracted.”
“Perseverance is where you keep on doing something. You don’t give up and if you make a mistake, you try again!”
“Creativity is like, where you use your imagination, you come up with new ideas. ”
“I think critical thinking is where you think deeply about a question.”
“Critical thinking is where you think about how you know, why you think that and how to improve.”
“Pride, we should take pride in our work. Be proud of our learning.”
“I think curiosity is when you want to find out about something.”
”Independence is being responsible for doing the work by yourself.”
“Working for others is where you work together to complete the work.”
P.S A big shout out to
1. Paige for researching extra information about Robins and sharing it with the class. She shared with us a Christian legend that says the robin’s breast is red because of his association with Christ’s death and crucifixion. When Jesus was on the road to Calvary it is said that a robin plucked a thorn from Christ’s temple and a drop of Jesus’ blood fell on the robin’s chest, turning it red. She also highlighted the importance that Robins symbolise the importance of supporting others in a time of need. Great work Paige!
2. Amaya for translating all our names into a special Celtic script. Here’s Mr. Lo’s
3. And the rest of the Y4 Robins for showing excellent behaviours for learning this week.
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.
This morning, Robins discussed the value word for this month. They were asked what “RESPECT” means to them:
Next the children were asked to think of a time when they have shown?
Kaicie – We respected the gurwarah at the Sikh temple when we removed our shoes and covered out heads. Daisy – I stood up for someone who was being teased for their skin colour. Krystal / Abdulbari– We respected the teacher by listening and not talking on the Roman trip. Shayla – I respected my sister’s choice of icecream. Osama – We are respectful when we show good listening to Mrs Parry. Emily – I am respectful when I hold the door open. Mrs Sargant – Saying please and thank you is being respectful. Christos – We show respect on Nov 11th for soldiers that gave their lives for us in the war.
Robins today discussed the meaning of courage and shared their fears with one another:
We shared our views and opinions about whether we should avoid things we are scared of or face our fears. Some of the children shared examples of when they had showed courage:
Daisy – Sleeping in the dark Sophie M – Jumping from a height into a pit of foam pit Mohamed – Climbing a fence Osama – Climbing high bars in P.E. Daring to smell the eggs in our science experiment Jamie – Sliding down a space bowl at the swimming pool – there was a drop at the end Tiffanie – Sleeping on the floor abroad. I was worried about bugs! Riley – Crawling through a simulated cave on a Cub Scout camp last weekend
In partners, the class made up a poem entitled “Almost Nothing Scares Me!”
Cara & Sophie:
We wouldn’t be afraid of a dragon or a murderer
We would fight a Roman or a Celt for free
We wouldn’t run away from a tornado or acid rain
but lifts absolutely petrify us!
Robins have been looking at examples of perseverance.
Mrs Parry showed the children footage from the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona when Derek Redmond tore his ham string. He persevered as he was so determined to finish the race. He had been the favourite to finish. His Dad walked part of the way to support him as he was in tremendous pain.
Mrs Sargant showed the children coverage of this year’s London Marathon. The fastest man and woman completed it in just over two hours. Patrick Bardon took five days to finish the 26 mile marathon. He has cerebral palsy and wanted to raise money for the charity.
The symptoms of cerebral palsy aren’t usually obvious just after a baby is born. They normally become noticeable during the first two or three years of a child’s life.
Symptoms can include:
•delays in reaching development milestones – for example, not sitting by eight months or not walking by 18 months
•seeming too stiff or too floppy
•weak arms or legs
•fidgety, jerky or clumsy movements
•random, uncontrolled movements
•walking on tip-toes
•a range of other problems – such as swallowing difficulties, speaking problems, vision problems and learning disabilities
The severity of symptoms can vary significantly. Some people only have minor problems, while others may be severely disabled.