No Pens Day – Year 5!

We have had a lovely day in Year 5 making the most of the opportunities to work without pens!

We completed French activities based around describing feelings, listened and responded to music, made (rather fiddly) Christmas decorations for our school tree and completed a drama lesson this afternoon!

Our communication skills were used all day and the performances of the Wormy Spaghetti scene from The Twits this afternoon required lots of imagination and focus!

Keep your eye on your class’ Seesaw page for photos and videos.

Welcome back Year 5!

Welcome back Year 5 and a very happy September to you! We hope you have enjoyed your first few days back in school – we certainly have! Thank you to you all for being such lovely company and for adjusting to life in your ‘bubbles’ so well. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!

Emotional Support Ideas from Mrs Atkins

Emotional Support

As time passes it is important that we continue to support our children’s emotional wellbeing. So here are a few resources that will help your children to reflect on the current situation and their feelings.

The anxiety thermometer is a great resource for those children who are finding these times difficult and a good way to be able open up an honest and productive discussion.

The All About Me resource can be useful in helping children to think about the positives in their present situation and to reflect on the current times, but also to start thinking about what will happen when they are out of lockdown. Although as adults we can be overwhelmed by the statistics, the politics and social media it is important to encourage children to understand the positive steps we have made and that this present situation will come to an end.

If you are unable to print these documents it could be possible to replicate them by drawing out the thermometer and asking your child to recreate the all about me designs.

Keep safe

Mrs Atkins

Al about me

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