The You, Me and Us production was a great start to our Anti-Bullying week. The children really enjoyed the performance and it helped us to think about accepting and celebrating the differences in all of us. Afterwards, we thought about the qualities that help us to become a good friend.
On Wednesday, as part of our RE topic the children attended a lovely Mass led by Bishop John at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. This was a prayerful and wonderful learning experience for the children as Bishop John included prayers in his homily about the special sacrament of Baptism. This made our class role play more meaningful and the children gained a good understanding of the symbols used in Baptism.
On the walk back from Mass, the children had the opportunity to look for features and landmarks in our local area. When we got back to class, the children drew a map of our walk using photographs and their knowledge of the local area to support. A special thanks to Mrs Cowley, Mrs O’Mahony and Mrs Thomas for volunteering to help us on this trip, it was very much appreciated.
In Maths, we have been counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and learning about ordinal numbers. We have also been using a variety of concrete objects to help us solve addition and subtraction word problems.
In Science, the children have been observing how much rainfall we have had and comparing this to the predictions they made the previous week. They have also been thinking about the season of winter and the clothes we would need to wear. The children had much fun exploring the frozen objects in ice.
In Art and Design, the children have been mixing primary colours to make secondary colours. Afterwards, they used their imagination to create some beautiful leaf art.
Next week in English, we will begin our non-fiction unit. We will be using the book, ‘Who Lives Here?’ which is a recount of four nature walks in the autumn, winter, spring and summer.
In Maths, we will be using positional language and leaning about measurement.
We will also begin our new RE topic on Waiting, which will help us to understand how we can prepare ourselves during Advent for the birth of Jesus.
Have a lovely weekend!