As a school, we use a learning scheme called Jigsaw Education to support us in delivering the PSHE curriculum. This half term, each class has focussed on Going for Goals in line with our assembly focus. Here are some examples of learning across the school this half-term:
JIGSAW FAMILY LEARNING
To support your child to reflect on the learning that has taken place over this half term, try asking them some questions about the Goals they have considered in class:
- What goals have you set at school? • What goal would you like to set for home? • What do you need to do to achieve your goal?
To extend their thinking a little, try asking:
- How do you feel when something is difficult? • How do you feel when you have achieved a goal?
Year 4 took part in a gymnastics impact day with Miss Brown from Newton Abbot College. The children experienced using different equipment and learned to play ‘the floor is lava’ on the wall bars. The class learned how to roll, stretch and jump on and off spring boards, benches and vaults.
This term, year 4 are having music lessons with Kip, our peripatetic music teacher. They are learning to play the ukuleles and had their first lesson on Wednesday. On Friday 1st March the children will be showcasing their musical talents at the Torbay Music Festival. More information to come.
Year 4 are enjoying learning about how sounds are made. This week they investigated vibrations and found that a sound is made by something vibrating.
On Tuesday, the children engaged in an interactive music assembly with Tom and John from JJ’s Art Academy. The children enjoyed listening and learning about the drums, electric guitar and keyboard.
The children have been invited to a free taster session at the academy. Please speak to your child’s Learning Leader for more information.
Years 3 and 4 shared a computer session for an afternoon where the year 4 children showed year 3 skills they would need in KS2. The year 3 children soon picked up the skills and surprised the year 4 children with their confidence.
Year 4 were set two paper challenges in their first weeks.
Their first challenge involved folding a piece of A4 paper into a circle. Many children used different methods to create their circles, their perseverance was amazing.
The following day the children were split into groups, given 3 sheets of A4 paper, two pairs of scissors and a glue stick and asked to make the longest paper chain they could. The classroom was filled with laughter and then fierce competition kicked in. The longest chain measured 6m 23cms!
The children in Years 1 and 4 came together to celebrate characters. The children began to think about characters from their favourite books and what traits they have. The two classes began to outline their character’s features and to draw them. They then added details of their character’s place in a story, some speech and most importantly colour!
The children then began to share their work with both classes.
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Year 4 enjoyed a morning with Cara who visited and treated the children to a Helen Foundation supported workshop facilitated by Daisi. The children learned how to mix colours and the effects these colours can have. The class then used their work on Fairy Tales to explore an image from ‘The Little Mermaid’. This allowed the children to understand how to express the sea using different colours and effects.
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