This week is Anti-Bullying Week and to take a stand against bullying and promote kindness, Clapham Manor is having a competition! Which class can complete the most acts of kindness? To log our acts of kindness we have a display in our classrooms and we are all trying to reach 100 acts of kindness.
Here is our display:
Can we fill up all 100 squares by the end of the week? Of course we can!
This week we started our new Power of Reading text which is The Lonely Beast. We started off the week by looking at the front cover with ‘lonely’ blanked out. The children had to think of their own adjectives to describe the beast. There were so many fantastic ones! The children placed their own adjectives onto the target based on how suitable they thought they were. The most suitable went in the green space and the least suitable went in the red space. Here is our finished target! We also created our own beasts which you can see on the border of the display.Can you think of two adjectives to describe your beast?
Since half term, we have started P4C. P4C stands for Philosophy for Children and it is enquiry based learning which offers a way to open up children’s learning through enquiry and the exploration of ideas. Children learn that their own ideas have value and that the ideas of other children have value too. This week, we discussed:
Is it braver to do something you’re scared of or to not be scared at all?
We had many interesting thoughts and ideas about this topic and the question generated a lot of discussion.
Do you think it is braver to do something you’re scared of or to not be scared at all?
Is it always safe to do something you’re scared of?
On Thursday 13th September it is the famous author Roald Dahl’s birthday and he would have been 102 years old! To celebrate this special day, we voted for a book to read in class and we chose Esio Trot.
What do you think is going to happen in the story?