Joy Class - Year 1
We take great pride in our learning, as well as supporting our peers with theirs. We talk a lot about having a growth mindset and to help us with this, we have Owl and Ted, they are a toy teddy bear and owl.
Owl has a fixed mindset and does not like trying new things, says what is/is not possible and won’t change!
Luckily, we have Ted who reminds us that it is good to try new things, even if it is a challenge and that even when things get tough, we never, ever, ever, give up!
Ted tells us that mistakes help us learn and that making several drafts of our work is a good thing, as we can always improve! You will often hear the children say, “You are like Ted!"
To help everyone become more of an independent learner, we use the 3B4ME approach. We have to do three things before we ask an adult for help: brain (use your brain to think about the question/problem again), book (could the answer be in a book, or on display), buddy (ask your talk partner, or other people on your table), boss (if you still need help, ask an adult).
As part of our Christmas celebrations, we performed the nativity, Hey Ewe! We had a great time acting and singing.
In term 2, our topic was ‘Food Around The World’. We visited Pizza Express in Chippenham and made some delicious pizzas. Did you know that the first pizza was made in Ancient Egypt?
Our topic for Term 6 is 'Explorers'. We will look at what explorers do, what they need (clothing, maps, transport etc) as well as role playing the journeys of famous explorers!
We look forward to welcoming you to our class!
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