The children discussed staying safe in school. They explained what sort of things that may make them feel unsafe in school and came up with some solutions to overcome them. It was a very mature conversation had by all and some great ideas were given. A lot of discussion about understanding and knowing which Zone of regulation we are in and appreciating which Zone others around us are in too. Knowing this, will allow us to react in a more positive way and will ensure that everyone feels safe.
Today, we looked at the difference between a friend and an acquaintance. We took a survey to see what information we would share with a friend/acquaintance or someone online. The class discussed their thoughts about the findings of the survey and learnt that we have to be careful not to share sensitive information and personal pictures to strangers online or whilst gaming or texting. We also discussed that anything posted on the internet or in a message is very difficult to delete; so we should consider the acronym THINK.
T - is it True?
H - is it Helpful?
I - is it Inspiring?
N - is it Necessary?
K - is it Kind?
The Children were shown the BBC app 'Own IT' that can help with THINK and be better online.
During design and technology this term, the children were asked to design and cook a 3 course meal. The starter had to include a pepper; the main course had to include salmon and the dessert had to include pineapple . The children researched recipes and then voted on the dishes they wanted to cook (Click on the links below for recipes to try at home). It was an enjoyable 3 days of cooking and each dish went down a treat.
Whilst some of the chefs were cooking, the rest of the team created a class cook book full of our favourite dishes from home and researched how some of the ingredients were grown or reared.
Please comment if you have tried cooking these recipes - We would love to know how it went at home!
The children created an advert based on the importance of sleep; highlighting the do's and don'ts before sleep!
We spoke about any of our worries and why we worry. We also watched a video about the science behind meditation and yoga. We then had a session of Yoga, which they loved rather a lot with all the giggling that was happening! We finished the session off with 15 minutes of guided meditation.
As part of our Early Islamic Civilisation and Islam studies we had the pleasure of spending afternoon prayers with a very welcoming George and other Muslims within our community. The children experienced how Muslims prayed to Allah; heard a reading from the Quran and where able to have a question and answer session with all that attended the afternoon prayer.
We where very privileged to be the first school in Oswestry to be invited to attend the Muslim Centre since its opening. It was a very humbling and peaceful experience had by all and the children as well as the adults learned so much about the wonderful religion of Islam.
A massive thank you to George and his friends at Oswestry Muslim Centre.
As a whole class we came up with who we respect in our lives. Parents/Grand parents/Teachers/Teaching assistants/Friends/Police/Nurses were just a few suggestions. We discussed about building a mutual respect between two people to having respect for ourselves. We agreed that respecting ourselves is really important for our mental health and would also help us to respect each other.
We also spoke about how we show respect to others; face to face - either friends/peers or adults; and online. They suggested that online, they can share positive comments and feedback and not sharing information about each other. They can show respect to their friends by listening to them and understanding how they are feeling; acknowledge their opinion even if it is different to theirs. They said that adults show respect by listening to them and understanding their opinions and taking time to talk with them to help with things that are affecting them.