Health and Well being
To start C6, we went for a friendship walk in the park and we talked about all of the things we did during lock down to help our mental health. We made posters for a school display to show ideas for helping mental health. We made our own C6 motto’s for the year, these were to help us to keep our principles throughout the year. Some examples of our personal motto’s are:
- Look around and you will see kindness everywhere
- Kindness can take over the world
- Start a day with friendship
- One smile can change someone’s day
- Treasure your friendships or your time will be spent in darkness
- Don’t be ashamed of your mistakes
- Kindness = friendship = happiness
We have also made a class tree to help us to stick to the class rules and it was a fun way to remind us all of what we have agreed. Here are the class rules that we made:
- Be Respectful
- Be safe
- Look after our things
- Speak Gaelic
- Be kind and helpful
Skills for life, creativity and work
Every Friday, all of C6 can do a special learning project, for example, last Friday, we had groups doing:
- Planning Woodwork projects
- Baking Brownies
- Planning a play
- Practising Football skills
- Outdoor Learning
- Building a roller coaster from K-nex
- Dancing and skipping – teamwork and coordination
We also learned how to be safe and think about risk when we were using sharp knives and an oven to make pizzas as a class.
We have huge red jotters for using on a Friday where we can plan out what we are doing and write in what we have been learning.
We have started to work on independent tasks and we tried building models out of pasta and blu tack. We have also combined maths, technology and art to create our own board games.
C6 are remembering to recycle what we can in our classroom. We are collecting plastic pots etc. for our junk modelling. As a class we are also trying hard not to waste any resources, e.g. putting pen lids and glue lids on and looking after the books in our class library. Some children have been thinking about trying to organise a litter pick in the park (this is tricky just now because of Covid).
We have done a lot of activities to help us to get to know children in the other class.
In sports, we have been working on fitness. We tried a beep test and it was hard but mostly fun! We warmed up by jogging around a course of cones because we were learning about why warm ups and cool downs are important. We also played dodge ball. We had fitness stations and tried each of these exercises:
- Tricep Dips
- Shuttle runs
- Mountain Climbers
- Jumping Jacks
- Wall sits