This week we have started our new topic 'People who help us' and so we have been talking about everyone who helps us daily as well as those that help when there is an emergency. To that end, the children looked at a variety of different scenarios and decided who can help us best; this led to quality conversations about how different people help, the skills that they have and also how brave they often are! The focus of our learning this week has been firefighters. Another activity the children have completed involved identifying different types of jobs and saying what jobs they would like to do when they are older.
In Literacy the children have been writing labels of the clothing that a firefighter wears in order to keep them safe. The children have continued to use Fred Talk to write these with some managing to put these words into sentences.
As a school this week, there has been a focus on well-being and so the children have been considering different facial expressions and how we can work out how people are feeling and then, if necessary, help them to feel better. We discussed lots of different emotions and what can cause people to feel different ways. We also looked at lots of pictures of people and discussed how they could be feeling and how we know. We then talked about 'bad' feelings and how we can make these go away.
As a school, as part of well-being week, we have all been considering what it means to be brave. In our class discussions, we decided that even though firefighters need to be brave when they put out fires, we can be brave in other ways too. To recognise how some children have shown acts of bravery, the school have issued one Brave certificate per class this week. In Reception, children have been chosen for being brave when they recently started at our school, for trying really hard in phonics even though they worry about making mistakes and for persevering in handwriting, even though they worry about their letter formation and presentation. Well done everyone, as we know that we all have to be brave sometimes.
In Maths, the children have been learning about the different properties of 2D shapes and learning the associated vocabulary. Other maths activities this week have included sorting shapes according to given criteria and in art the children have drawn around 3D shapes to produce a 2D shape picture of a fire engine.
Well done to everyone that received a well done this week or celebrated a birthday. Congratulations to you all!
For Show and Tell next week, please can the children bring in a baby photo of themselves. This will link to next week's focus of The Police, where we will be discussing how we are all unique.
A reminder to you all that next Wednesday until 8.30pm and next Thursday until 6.00pm is Parents' Evening. If you haven't yet signed up for an appointment, please do so, as we'd love to meet you all to discuss your children's progress.
Have a lovely weekend everyone - in spite of the horrible weather forecast!
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