This Thursday has been very special as we have had the opportunity to celebrate equality and diversity on Stephen Lawrence day.
We started the day by watching a live assembly with other schools across the country where we had the chance to listen to Stephen’s family members and learned why Stephen Lawrence Day is so important.
We learnt about what Stephen was like as a person and how he is an example to us all. We explored how we are all special and how we can all make a difference in the world. We also talked about why it is so important to be kind to everybody and how we can be more of a community in school. The children all loved painting their ‘friendship stones’ for our whole school display of friendship.
In the afternoon we also celebrated Earth day by learning about our carbon footprints and setting ourselves goals of changes we could make to improve our carbon footprints.
We finished the day by planting our own sunflowers for us to take home.
We have now been back just over a week and have hit the ground running. The children have all been absolute superstars and I am so impressed with their positive attitudes on returning to school.
It has been lovely to be back together as a class! Here are a couple of highlights from our first week back:
Ukulele lessons: the children loved having a play around with the pentatonic scale to create some Chinese style music and singing Don’t Worry Be Happy…watch out, we may have some budding musicians in our midst!
We have also enjoyed getting practical for science week and exploring how vaccines help defend our body from disease and illnesses.
First of all I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday and are all feeling rested and ready for the new year. I know you all worked so hard last half-term you really deserved the break.
This isn’t the start of the year that we hoped for but we still have some great things planned for you. I have attached the remote learning timetable for you to follow at home for the next two weeks.
We will post each lesson in the morning of each day so there shouldn’t be too much work coming through at once and each lesson will contain a video attachment either filmed by myself or Mrs Whittaker or a relevant, pre-created video.
I will shortly be posting the complete planning grid for this week for your reference but will also record a short video each morning explaining what should be happening each day.
If you have any questions at all please do get in touch.
This week Sanna Marin class had the wonderful and unique opportunity to speak to students from China online. We learned some interesting facts about China and Chinese schools, we even managed to answer some questions in Mandarin during the call. Beatrice made a self introduction in Mandarin to our friends and really impressed them with our amazing Mandarin.
It has definitely been an interesting start to the school year and is very new and different for all of us. I wanted to say how proud and impressed I am with everyone in Sanna Marin class with how well they have managed these changes. Everyone has settled in so beautifully and are so supportive and positive towards each other.
Everyone should have gone home with a SeeSaw login, Times Tables Rockstar logins and Purple Mash logins to access any homework or set activities. I have loved seeing the homework that has been completed so far this week and look forward to seeing what everybody else has been up to.