Learning in Spring
A police officer visited Reception class as part of the pupils' learning about people who help us.
Year 2 learnt how to cooperate with a partner whilst making a dream bird. Inside their dream birds, they wrote their dreams for the future.
Year 4 thought about their dreams and goals in PSHCE. They created their own targets and thought about how to overcome setbacks along the way.
Year 6 have made posters encouraging us to Keep Healthy.
Learning in Autumn
Nursery have been learning about their family. The pupils have also been learning to recognise how they are unique and to describe themselves in positive terms.
Nursery have been learning to take off their shoes and socks and put them back on independently.
In the unit ‘Celebrating Difference’, Year 2 have been learning how friends can be different from each other but can still be friends. They discussed how every individual is unique and that differences should be celebrated.
In Year 3, they have been celebrating their families. The pupils know why families are important and how everybody’s families are different and unique.
Year 4 have been celebrating differences in PSHCE. The pupils thought about the importance of celebrating and respecting people’s differences.
Year 5 have been learning about direct and indirect bullying and how to deal with bullying. They created a board game to show this. If you land on a snake you have to make a bad choice to deal with the bullying so move down the board; if you land on a ladder you have chosen a good strategy and move up the board.
In Reception, the pupils have been taking part in lots of circle times and games aimed at getting to know all our new friends in class! The pupils discussed big feelings they may have around starting school and how to deal with them. Together, the pupils created a lovely display and talked about how each and every one of us can make Gade Valley a happy place to be for ourselves and others.
As part of the unit ‘Being me in my World’, Years 2, 3 and 6 have created a class learning charter. In these, the pupils have been learning about how rewards and consequences stem from choices and thought about their own rights, responsibilities, consequences and rewards.
In Year 5, the pupils have created personal goals and how they will achieve these. They also had a growth mindset day with Doodlebug where the pupils learned key growth mindset statements and why it is important to have a growth mindset.