This afternoon Kestrels we’re learning how to use gestures to engage an audience in our drama lesson.
Year 5 have been discussing anti bulling week and the great theme is Make a noise!
The children have loved the theme as it means they should speak out whenever they hear about bullying, see any bullying or experience any bullying. This also includes cyber bullying as we learnt in our computing lesson this week too.
Cyberbullying can happen on:
Everyone has to be careful online and make sure they are being kind.
As part of our computing lesson, Kestrels we’re learning about how to safely search the internet as well as how search engines rank results and targeted advertisements may be used.
Last week we looked at Skihism and Sewa (helping) in the Gurdwara, specifically the langar (free kitchen).
Today Year 5 continued their RE looking at Sharing and Being Generous.
They started by looking at Humanists and how they show generosity and the various ways they can show it:
helping the homeless
opening soup kitchens
A Rabbi called Moses Maimonides set out a ladder to show the best way to share and be generous (tzedakah).
The class agreed that it is very difficult to set a definite rung of the ladder! When you give charity to someone, it can be for many different reasons and depends on whether you know them or not. That would then depend which rung of the ladder you would be on…would you want the reciever to know you gave the gift? Maybe, maybe not.
Most of the class decided the seventh rung was where they would be happiest giving charity- “cheerfully, when asked”. ☺️A very generous class!
Kestrel’s have been working very hard on their diary entries this week. We have focussed a lot on writing to express and on the skills needed to accomplish this.
Kestrels had a very exciting visit from our school chicks. The children were very excited to hold and stroke them ( very very carefully
Year 5 took the opportunity to choose library books, and spend some time reading for pleasure this afternoon.
As part of our computing learning journey, year 5 have been exploring how websites are ranked by creating our own webpages.