Class Two have been reflecting on the Jewish creation story of Adam and Eve. They have thought carefully about the meaning of the story and discussed in groups of three what they think is the most to the least important message taken from the story. Lots of thinking and discussion today from all the children!
Class Two have been finding out about what is happening in the world around them. They have read some newspaper articles about the Corona virus, the Australian bushfires and people who suffer with anxiety and depression. They have sat quietly, thought about these events and written either a prayer or a response to explain how they are feeling in our reflection space.
Class 2 enjoy watching Newsround each day and finding out what is happening in the world. Today they found out that Katie Thistleton has struggled with anxiety and depression in the past. In the clip Katie described what anxiety feels like and how important it is to be brave and tell somebody how you are feeling.
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and each day Class Two will be focussing on one of the ’10 a day choices towards balancing our mental health’. Today the class choose number 5: to keep active in body and mind.
Following our theme of Identity, Class 3 have produced some stunning artwork. We began by looking at our own facial features then sketching them in the correct proportions. We then created a half self- portrait using chalk and charcoal in the style of realism. We compared this style to the exaggerated cubist style of Artist Picasso and created the other half of our self-portrait in an abstract style.
We evaluated our finished artwork and talked about how our images portrayed our unique, individual identities.
Years 5 & 6 visited Belmont Chapel, in Exeter to explore the life of Jesus Christ and why Christians believe he is so special, through the LIFE Exhibition presented by the ICE Team.
They visited four zones where they were able to consider the historic and prophetic roots of Jesus, Jesus’ teaching, the miracles of Jesus and finally the what have we learned about Jesus.
The children really enjoyed taking part in the zones and using the interactive activities to explore the life of Jesus.
Class 3 are excited to be working with City Community Trust to promote healthy, active lifestyles. We have been learning about the benefits of daily exercise and the positive impact it can have on our physical bodies and our mental health. We have classroom based activities before we use our outdoor space for energetic football games and fun exercises.