As part of our topic on All About me , we have been looking at the sense of taste. We carried out an investigation to see if you can taste colour. We made four different coloured jellies and then took a turn whilst blindfolded to guess the colour. We learnt that you can not guess colour but you can guess flavour and the flavour is usually linked to a particular colour.
The massage in schools programme is a well structured yet simple programme. The clothed, peer massage is:
Given and received with the child's permission
Given by the children to each other
On the back, head, arms and hands
Takes 10-15 mins
All the children ask permission from each other before they start and say 'thank you' to their partner at the end.
Peer massage teaches children to respect each other and leads to social inclusion. It is also very calming and improves concentration.
Jigsaw PHSE is a whole school philosophy with children at its heart. It looks at the following units:-
1. Being in my world
2. Celebrating Difference
3. Dreams and Goals
4. Healthy Me
6. Changing Me
We have Jenie our Jigsaw friend who we pass around the circle when we are taking part in discussions. The picture shows a picture of Jenie
Diwali is a very special festival for Hindus who celebrate it by having special food, giving presents to each other, having fireworks and the lighting of candles. This year Diwali is on 6th November. In Beech Class we have been celebrating Diwali by carrying our lots of fun activities. We have made some clay diva pots to put candles in, we also did some rangoli patterns and mendhi hand designs. Then we made some Diwali sweets using coconut. Finally we celebrated by doing some Indian dancing.
Christmas in Beech Class
In Beech Class we have been busy getting ready for Christmas. We have made a Christmas Card and a Calender. We have also made lots of lovely Christmas decorations. We have also been learning the songs for the performance of 'The Disgruntled Snowman'. Take a look at the slideshow to see the things that we have been doing.