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're 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).
Every Wednesday afternoon we take part in forest school at the French Gardens in Sutton Benger. So far, we have played conkers, learnt how to tie a variety of knots and built our own shelters. We have lots of fun learning outside and working together.
Our topic this term is entitled, 'Save the Rainforest! We have been learning why rainforests are under threat and what we can do to protect them. In term 2, our topic is the water cycle. In terms 3 and 4 we will learn about Ancient Egypt as well as life in modern day Egypt. In terms 5 and 6, our theme is invaders and settlers. We are really looking forward to learning as much as we can about these varied topics and making as many links as we can. What we learn in our topic lessons informs other areas of the curriculum, this really brings our learning alive.
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