Hello again. I meant to mention that our work on the school's learning words led us to a song on youtube. It stars a very young Bruno Mars and the puppets from Sesame Street in a happy song about never giving up no matter how hard things get. Obviously this is a message that we want the children to really believe in so to that end we are trying to learn it in order to sing it to the school next Thursday (a week today). It would really help if you encouraged your child to have a practice at home as our singing is rather lacking in oomph at the moment.
The link to the song is https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+bruno+mars+don%27t+give+up+lyrics&view=detail&mid=EDD5DBFBC58D03C492B1EDD5DBFBC58D03C492B1&FORM=VIRE
and it is a fun song to sing.
Next week for our 'performance' it would be lovely if the children could wear some sort of deeley bopper (please google it if you are not old enough to remember these!) if you have any at home - don't worry if you don't possess any.
I shall look forward to singing along with the children next week - and with my voice they need to sing up to drown me out.
Resilience is one of the traits we try to develop amongst the children as it is such an important attribute for being a successful learner. We all need to learn how to bounce back from the 'knocks' we experience throughout life so developing resilience is really important.
On Wednesday, the whole school took part in special activity day based around the school's learning words. We tackled resilience by thinking of a good slogan that represented the word, took pictures that showed a visual image of our slogan and then wrote stories that involved children demonstrating this trait.
Our slogan involved the idea of 'bouncing back' so our image involved the children supporting one child on a spacehopper (or whatever they are called these days}. The class was split into 4 groups so that everyone appeared in one of the photos. It is now up to Mr. Stock to decide which image he will use. I have attached them all for you to view because they really are lovely with big smiles all round even though the temperature was dropping a few degrees by the minute!.
I will be writing to you next week about times tables as many of the children are struggling with them and it would be great if we could be involved in a big push to improve these - more details in the next blog.
A Happy New Year to you all. Apologies for not updating the blog earlier but we have had a very busy time in 5B.
The children have started their swimming lessons and it was pleasing to see so may of them could already swim some distance. Those that can't will now have the opportunity to learn this important life skill.
Going swimming involves getting on and off the bus, walking through town to the swimming pool, using the changing rooms and following the safety rules in and around the pool. I have to say that your children did the school proud demonstrating immaculate behaviour throughout. I felt really proud of them when the swimming instructor remarked on how well behaved they all were. Well done 5B!