We have had a lovely time welcoming some Year 10s into our classroom on the last two Fridays.
On the first visit we used them to help us create some historical timelines about the development of the telephone on an app called Timelines. It was great to have their expertise to guide us.
On the second visit we read some books together and then chose a game to play in small groups. There was a lot of laughter in the classroom as students got ‘bombed’ in Ludo, created a word in Scrabble or were searching for an item in a new game called Pictureka!
It was great to make some connections with the older students and have them come and chat to us. We all enjoyed it in 1HN.
What a wonderful day for 1HN! It was just great to see the students sharing their knowledge with family and other visitors to their stands. The students were able to speak about their animal and it’s features and habitats. By displaying their knowledge and discussing what they can do to help, it is all a form of TAKING ACTION. The last part of our Inquiry Cycle. It has been a wonderful process and the students have certainly been active learners.
Here is some of the immediate reflection that students offered when we were back in class. You will see a theme of how much they loved having their family involved, so thank you again to everyone that was able to come along and support them.
‘I loved it when my Dad came and he gave me a star.’ – Nakia
‘I was scared at the start if I had to talk to many strangers, but I loved it when my Mum visited me and gave me a star.’ – Lilah
‘I wanted my family to come and they did, so I was happy.’ – Joanna
‘I liked it when my Mum came and she said my work is beautiful.’ – Kiara
‘I liked it when my Mum and Dad came and when they gave me a star and then my baby brother gave me a star too. I liked sharing my animal and being next to Sunny.’ – Sarah
‘I loved it when my Mum came and she gave me some water as I was so tired of talking so much about my frog. I liked it when other people came up and gave me a star too.’ – Marina
‘I liked it when my Mum came and gave me a star and my Mum wrote to me in Korean. She kissed me and I was happy.’ – Holly
‘I liked it when my Mum and Dad came and I liked it when I was next to Sarah. I liked it when people gave me stars and at the end I had 5 stars.’ – Sunny
‘I liked it when my Dad came and gave me a comment.’ – Paul
Here a few photos of the action and I have some lovely family shots which will be in the portfolio.
We set a challenge for our students this week to become experts in one animal classification group. They headed off to an expert classroom to learn all about a certain group of the animal kingdom, such as; fish, mammals, reptiles, birds etc. They then had to come back and share their knowledge with other students from 1HN. Everyone did a great job of presenting and sharing their information and I think you will agree the end Information Posters look terrific. Well done 1HN
We hope everyone had a wonderful New Year Break. The students of 1HN came back excited and full of stories to tell me.
We wanted to share some photos of the wonderful visits in the 1HN classroom before the break from some of our parents. They came in to read a story to the students in their first language or in English. The students really enjoyed the experience and it was been lovely to see the students engaging with the Parent readers we have had visit us. Thank you to the parents who have had the time to come in too.
Our unit is still going for another 2 -3 weeks and if you have any time to come by and read for us, you are very welcome. Please just email Miss Hayley to arrange a convenient time.
Also, we understand not every parent or family member has the time, so there is no pressure. Just if you would like too.
Last week we were celebrating the wonderful final pieces of work that the students completed for the unit – How we Organize Ourselves. The students had a great time explaining to other students their chosen system, which they had created a in either a poster or book form. It was great to see the enthusiasm and excitement in which they showed off their work and shared their knowledge. These pieces of work are now on display outside our classroom. Please feel free to stop by and have a look if you are at school or ask your child about their system.