A busy week for Scotland and Wales
As an introduction to Wellbeing Week, we had an assembly learning about the importance of taking care of ourselves mentally as well as physically. We have enjoyed learning lots of different strategies for calming and relaxing ourselves throughout the week. We have noticed how much more quickly the children can now settle into a relaxed state compared to the beginning of the week.
We have all enjoyed the story ‘Lost and Found,’ by Oliver Jeffers this week. The children couldn’t believe it when the lost penguin turned up at our School! The penguin had written us a letter asking us to help him get home.
The children worked together to think of ideas. We looked at a globe and some world maps in our classrooms. We found out that the South Pole is a long way away and the weather is cold.
We created maps for the penguin, we built him a boat and we packed him a suitcase!
Our focus for Maths this week has been subtraction. We have enjoyed a variety of number games involving taking away. Please continue to support your children at home by singing songs such as, ‘Ten Green Bottles’ and ‘Five Little Monkeys!” As well as counting backwards.
Chinese New Year
On Thursday we enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year and listened to the exciting story of ‘Nian the Dragon’. We found out that many people all around the world celebrate Chinese New Year with fireworks, drums and red decorations – just in case Nian returns!