Black History Day
Today we celebrated Black History Day by dedicating our time to learn more about Martin Luther King Jr. We found out that Martin Luther King was a civil rights leader and he always stood against racism in America. He dedicated all his life to create fairness and equality for people of all backgrounds. His demonstrations were peaceful and he was against hate, prejudice and violence.
Cornerstone Innovate Day (Ancient Greece)
We started the our innovate day with the story 'Pandora's Box'. We read and watched a clip about the box being opened. We discussed whether Pandora did the right thing, should she have opened the box, shouldn't she have opened the box?
We then wrote persuasive argument for and against opening the box. We also created boxes ourselves to keep things that mean something to us. In the afternoon, we created masks as we know Ancient Greeks loved the theatre and the actor wore masks. We acted out Pandora's box.
This week we had the opportunity to visit the Health Caravan. We discussed choices and how we always have to make choices. Sometimes it will be good and sometimes we make bad choices which have consequences. We also discussed that we are unique and different from each other and it's ok to be different.
This week in PSHE we learnt about the recovery position. We discussed why it might be important to know how to put someone in a recovery position. We realised that we could save someone's life just by putting them in such a position. We then practised how to put a casualty in a recovery position.
We looked at the Jewish festival Sukkot this week. Sukkot is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, or the Feast of Booths. It is celebrated by building a fragile hut in the garden. The hut should have a roof made out of branches and leaves and should be able to see the sky through it.
This week in PSHE, we were discussing emergency services. We established what an energetic first and then we spoke about the three types of emergency services: fire, ambulance and police. We know we have to fail 999 and ask for the service we require. We role played few scenarios and realised that it is essential to know your own address, stay calm and follow instructions given by the emergency services.
On Thursday our Maths lesson was slightly different from our usual lesson. We started with an Anchor task and then moved onto working in small groups with different materials solving Maths problem. We thoroughly enjoyed the session and it enabled us to not only become fluent in our Maths but also explain our thinking process.
This week we looked at Michaelmas, which is a minor Christian festival observed on 29 September. It is also known as Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, the Feast of the Archangels, or the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels. This festival is kept in honour of Michael and all Angels. Rebecca (4H) told her class that her family celebrate this festival and they gather with her cousins and friends and have a big meal together.
This week we spend an afternoon thinking about all the people affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. We watched videos of the hurricane which was extremely frightening and we discussed how we would feel if this unfortunate event occurred in our town. We spoke about the UNICEF rights the children's will lose out due to this devastating even. Children will be loosing their right to play as it is not safe for them to go outside. They will also lose their right to education as their schools have been destroyed by the hurricane.
This week in PSHE we discussed how we can stay safe in and around school. We talked about the dangers around the playground or even a park and what measures we need to take to ensure we are safe. For example, it is lovely to have a pond in a park but we must not run around it or go too close in case we fall into it.
This week we looked at the Ethiopian New Year which is celebrated on 11th September (12th September on a leap year). It is celebrated as Rastafarians believe Ethiopia to be their spiritual homeland. Its history is remembered through biblical passages. We also found out that the Rastafarians celebrate Christmas on a different day.
This week in PSHE we looked at a book called King and King, which is part of our No Outsiders collection. This was an interesting book and we discussed why people get married and that we have a choice to marry whoever we want. We watched the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate. Have a look at some of the royal wedding cards we created.