Kestrels spent some time discussing the lead up to Easter today. We talked about how Jesus prepared himself with his final words for his disciples. He knew he would face Crucifixion and that he would die-unlike his followers- and he wanted them to know that everything he told them was for them to be better people and to think about his words.
He told his followers that if they followed his words they would be blessed. He also wanted them to treat all people equally. He washed their feet to show them that it was not just an act for servants but that they were equal and needed to show each other respect.
Kestrels asked some very thoughtful questions and showed a lot of respect for each other, listening intently and being courteous with everyone’s views.
Through our discussions we established the true meaning of Easter and we will continue this next week.
It was lovely that Nimca contributed so well and told us what the Quran mentions about Jesus (known as Isa in the Quran) and the story of Easter. Thank you Nimca.
During Computing today, Year 5 Kestrels learned about emails and how they work. They learned that an email always has the ‘@'(at) symbol.
Every email address looks like this:
Kestrels also looked at example of different email providers including Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook and Yahoo. Some of the children already have email addresses with these providers.
Kestrels then discussed the following points:
– Why do people use emails?
– Which are the advantages of using emails?
– Are there any disadvantages?
– Do you have an email account at home?
The class then discussed the risks of having email. They all agreeed that keeping passwords safe was important to ensure that no one can check your emails. And they added that hacking was another big risk in having your email.
The children then were given their own email address, which they will keep until they leave school. They will be able to use and explore email. Kestrels were so excited having their own emails and looked at the various types of folders Inbox, Drafts and Sent Items.
Children can access their emails from school and outside of school. The accounts are restricted so they cannot receive email from outside of school. And they are not able to send emails outside of the school domain. All emails are monitored.
Another wonderful session with our cricket coach this morning.
We have been putting our previous skills into practice, wonderful bowling actions as well as batting. Lovely to see the children remember the details of how to stand, place feet and swing their arms. Keep it up Kestrels.
We have some budding bowlers in the class and Hanson managed 9 runs with a super smash when batting! Well done Hanson!
The class had lots of examples of people they believed had made changes in society.
The class knew about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and mentioned Barak Obama. It was clear they knew why these people had stood up against issues and how change came about. A very mature and thought-provoking discussion Kestrels. Well done.
The children realised that individuals make changes because of their beliefs and as a result, social change occurs.
During our PSHE lesson, Kestrels discussed difference of opinions.
The class had no trouble explaining, with examples, when we can have a difference of opinion with others. We discussed agreeing and disagreeing. It was clear the class knew what to do if there was a disagreement, they talked about listening, respect, valuing others, compromise and making choices. It was evident Year 5 valued the Peacemakers process of listening and finding the cause of a disagreement.
Year 5 were very mature in their discussions and showed they could discuss making choices.