Welcome from Mrs Wilson, Mrs Blewitt, Mrs Hill and Mrs Lovell and all the Year 2 and 3 children of Squirrels class.
Bounce WOW day
We are beginning the year with topic Bounce, which is all about sports. It includes lessons on how we move and how different animals move, science investigations involving forces and artistic techniques such as pointillism, made famous by the artist Seurat.
We are extremely lucky to be able to work with two experts this term too. We have a PE expert helping the children to master the skills of hockey, and two forest school experts delivering exciting weekly forest school sessions.
To introduce our topic we had an afternoon of PE fun! We split into four teams which we each allocate a large box of PE equipment. They then came up with a game/obstacle course, using as much of the equipment as they could. Once they had perfected their courses, by trying them our themselves, we swapped around so that each team could try the other team’s course, They children we able to supervise their own activities and give rules and instructions to the other teams. There were some wonderfully imaginative courses!
Our first forest school session with our experts went extremely well. The children were told the sad story of a race of little people whose homes were destroyed by a large storm. They were then given the job of creating new homes for the people using anything they could find in the mini spinney. They worked in teams and came up with some amazing creations, as you can see in the photos. They finished the session with a game of hunter, mammoth, mouse – a version of rock, paper, scissors that involved a lot of running!
Growth Mind Set
At the Bythams Primary School we believe in a creative curriculum to engage the children. As part of this we are encouraging the children to develop a ‘Growth Mind set’. This is when children keep on trying to develop and improve, learning how they learn best and thinking about what they need to do next.
This website link to CBeebies explains the idea of a growth mind set really clearly have a look at how this really encourages children to think and learn. Growth Mind set link.