The Class 4 team consists of Mrs Nevison (Class Teacher p/t), Mrs Rutter (Class Teacher p/t), Mrs Costello (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Thompson (Teaching Assistant).
Our topic in RE this term is ‘Words of Wisdom’. We will be looking at Christian, Sikh and Muslim stories and reflecting on what we can learn from these teachings.
We started last week by practising stillness. We relaxed first in chairs and then lying on the floor. We were invited to think about what we had done so far that day and to think about something that had made us smile. We then shared what we thought of the experience with a partner. Most of us preferred lying down to being in a chair.
‘I feel very calm now,’ said Mackenzie afterwards.
While Cameron noted, ‘I’m not used to being so still!’
Last week, we enjoyed an exciting trip to the theatre to see ‘Running Wild’. The show is based on the Michael Morpurgo book of the same name which we have looked at together in class. We have also been working in groups to produce posters on the effects of palm oil production and tsunamis, both of which are prominent themes in the play.
Issy said, ’It was very dramatic when the tsunami came.’
Matthew M commented, ‘The puppetry was really good. As we got further into the play I didn’t even notice the puppeteers anymore as I was so immersed. It was really clever!’
While Finlay noted, ‘I learnt a lot about the effects of palm oil production and about how poaching is a very serious issue. I will be much more aware of palm oil in the products I use.'