Today we listened to some scripture from the bible, but before we did, we spoke about parables and miracles.
What is a Miracle?
A miracle is watching and learning – Connor
A miracle is gifts from people all around the world – Sonny
A miracle is when everything changes – Dimi
America – Ivan
When God told people to be good, God made lots of dads and mums – Porsha
We were very lucky to have Mr Urdanoff explain to us about miracles and how we might see them in real life. Mr Urdanoff said it would be a miracle if he grew hair on his head.
Jesus Heals a Blind Beggar
Jesus and his disciples saw a blind beggar. He had been blind since he was born. The disciples asked Jesus, “teacher did this man sin? Or did his parents? Is that why he is blind?”
“No one sinned,” said Jesus. “This happened so that God’s work could be shown in his life.” Then Jesus spat on the ground and made mud with his hands. He gently spread the mud on the blind man’s eyes.
Then Jesus told the man, “go to the Pool of Siloam and wash off the mud.”
As soon as the mud was gone, the man could see! Everyone was amazed. they wanted to find out more about Jesus.
We discussed the scripture with the children:
Jesus made the blind man see again and that’s a miracle – Dimi
Jesus touched the people, then they were sick and they said to Jesus that he was blind. Then he didn’t see properly and then he said the mud is off – Porsha
We will continue to reflect on the parables in future, as the children gain a deeper understanding of miracles.
This afternoon the children were again given a choice for literacy investigations. Children could choose to work on their Writer’s Workshop, write about investigations and holidays, or engage in literacy games. The children had a range of games, looking at letters and sounds, and creating words. Again, we had high levels of collaboration and engagement as the children explored the classroom trying new things.
It’s that time again, where we will be handing out Book Club catalogues at the end of the day. If you wish to make an order, they will need to be placed by Friday 2nd November (week 3).
Today after recess, we quickly ate our food and got stuck into play. The children were able to choose their own activities, finding what they needed on the floor, shelves and in the cupboards. It is always interesting to see what the children will choose when left to their own devices. We notice that the children engage with all learning areas as they investigate and make meaning of the world around them. As the children use their curiosity, they are collaborating, making sense of their world and using their creativity. We really do have such a lot of fun during investigations.
Children engaged with literacy as they played teachers, writing and ticking off the roll, and speaking to their ‘class’. Children made invitations to ballet concerts and dance classes and explained to others when and where it would take place.
Numeracy was found in the counting, stacking and crashing of dominoes. The children also counted and sorted money, using the cash register to make sales and pay for their items.
Design and technology was evident in the creation of Beyblades, Marble Runs, domino courses and invitations to ballet shows. Paper crafts were again popular, as children created boats, jewellery and paper planes.
The Arts were evident as children practiced their dances, working together to move in sync. Dimitra set up painting and was soon joined by many others.
When the weather allowed, children engaged with science as they mixed water, dirt and colour, found living things to create homes for, and even commented on the daily weather.
These are just some of the activities the children engaged in.
Today while REF were at PE, REF got straight into investigations. The children continued to work on tasks they started on Monday, including teachers, writer’s workshop, pretend play and construction. We have seen a Beyblade resurgence with the addition of more Lego back to the class.
The Spring Fair on Sunday 21 October is quickly approaching and we are looking for volunteers to help on the day. It is a fun day had by all and a fantastic community event.
We are looking for volunteers to assist on a variety of stalls and if you are able to offer an hour on the day between 11am and 8pm, we would really appreciate your support.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability eg 1-2pm, anytime between 11am-4pm etc. Volunteers will be advised on Friday 19 October which stall they have been allocated to once responses have been finalised.
This afternoon in our literacy block, the children were able to continue to reflect on their investigations, writing and drawing their own reflections in their learning journal. Children were also able to continue working on their ‘Emotions’ books from term 3. The children really enjoyed the choice in their learning and we saw a great level of engagement. Check out some of the children’s work:
Please don’t forget to send a hat for you child to wear at recess, lunch and fitness times. The UV is rising fast, and even overcast days can result in sunburn.
Thursday, 18th October, will be a casual clothes day. Children can wear casual clothes if they donate a pot plant, pot or potting mix for Spring Fair.
Friday 19th October is a Pupil Free Day for staff to prepare for Spring Fair on Sunday.
Sunday 21st October is Spring Fair from 11am. We would love to see you all at Spring Fair to support our school.