Mental health is very important. It is all about keeping happy in your mind, and cheering yourself up when you feel sad.
We have read ‘The Colour Monster’ which is all about emotions. Feelings that we should share include happiness; if you feel happy, you should share this feeling to make everyone around you happy too! Emotions that we should solve include sadness or anger; if you feel like this, ask an adult or a friend to help you solve what it making you feel this way, as these emotions don’t make us feel good.
Today, we watched a BBC assembly all about World Mental Health Day and talked about our feelings, especially now we are back at school and things are a bit normal, but a bit different too.
In Year 1, we love PE! We like running around and playing lots of great games with Miss Makin and Mr Ralph. We like getting fit and healthy with lots of physical activity!
PE helps to keep us fit, and teaches us lots of different movement skills. It helps us to get plenty of exercise, and learn how to be healthy. We need to try our best in PE, just like in all of our lessons.
Today we have read the story of ‘Digiduck’s Big Decision’. Digiduck gets a silly picture of one of his friends, and has to decide whether to share it with all of his other friends.
We talked about how we would feel if somebody shared a picture of us that we didn’t like. We also talked about information about ourselves that we wouldn’t want shared with other people. We decided that it is important to keep personal information about ourselves (and about our friends) private by not sharing it, either on the internet or by telling other people.
Today in Computing, we have looked at how we should treat others, especially when we are talking online. It is very difficult to tell when somebody is joking when you are talking online, so it can be easy to upset somebody by accident.
We should always speak to people kindly, whether it is online or in real life. We also talked about how we talk online – speaking to real life friends and family is fine, but we should never accept a message from a stranger! And ALWAYS tell an adult who we are speaking to, and if something makes us upset or worried.
This week in Maths, we have been working on our understanding of number. We have been working on accurate counting, both forwards and backwards, and we have looked at how we can represent number in different ways.
We looked closely at numbers 11-20 because these can be very tricky! We used bead strings, cubes and tens frames to show our numbers. We know that if we write the number the wrong way round, it actually says a different number, so we need to check carefully.
We have had such a great Science afternoon! We visited the pear tree in the Key Stage 1 playground and saw the pears growing on it. Back in class, we cut up pears to look inside them, and we discovered that some pears have no grown enough to have seeds inside yet. We talked about what the pear seeds would grow into.
We are looking forward to seeing the pear tree again next half term to look at how the tree has changed.
Today we have had a special workshop from the Healthy Families team. We have learned all about washing our hands!
We learned why it is so important to wash our hands and how it keeps us healthy. We learned how to wash our hands properly so that they are very very clean.
We were so lucky to have a go with the UV Lightbot! We put a special glitter potion on our hands that flowed in the Lightbot. Then we washed our hands carefully, and had a look to see if we had washed all of the potion off. We were all very good at cleaning our hands!