Spring 2 Week 2

posted 8 Mar 2018, 03:54 by Lisa Wells


The children have returned this week with their thinking heads on.
We started the week with a morning of Philosophy for children P4C. A big thank you to Mrs Davis for leading the morning.
The children's first task was to think about these questions, then given reasons for their answers.

Would you rather…
  1. Find a magic carpet that can take you anywhere or a magic sweety bag that is always full.

  2. Be a King/Queen or a clown

  3. Sit in a bowl of jelly or a bowl of worms

  4. Live in a castle or a spaceship

The next task was to learn about their rights and the Childrens charter . Then in groups they were given different pictures and scenarios of children both in the UK and around the world. They had to discuss in their groups if these Children were having all their rights met and if not, which rights were not being met.

Then the children had to create a  I wonder questions based on their own about their rights and if they’re important and about children who don’t have their rights met.


These are the questions they came up with ;

Our Group Questions

1. I wonder if people can have days off

2. I wonder if everyone has a mum and dad

3. I wonder can everyone relax

4. I wonder do all people have toys

5. I wonder how often people don't go to school

6. I wonder does everyone have a kitchen

7. I wonder who made the world

8. I wonder if everyone has clothes and food

9. I wonder if everyone has a phone

10. I wonder if everyone has a home and garden


Some more questions:

I wonder if everyone has a bedroom

I wonder if everyone has a home

I wonder if everyone has a school

I wonder if we could help others who don’t have their rights met

I wonder if all people are warm

I wonder why earthquakes were invented

I'm sure you'll agree they showed deep and philosophical thinking!!!!

The children then voted on the question they would like to discuss in their class groups.

Our chosen Question was : I wonder if everyone can relax and play.

In small groups led by teachers the children had a philosophical discussion. We were really proud of the Childrens thinking and the respect they showed to other children in their group. Making sure that all children's views were listened to and taking in turns to be heard. Here are a few of their thoughts on our chosen question;

I would feel tired before I went to school if I had to work –

It’s good for your brain to relax. It would make me sad if I couldn’t play –

I think everyone has the right to relax and play -

Poor people don’t have a house, food, toys so they can’t relax –

It makes me feel happy when I play –

You would feel lonely if you had no friends –

It’s important because if we don’t relax we get grumpy –

Sometimes adults don’t have time to play –

If someone doesn’t have a home, they can’t relax –



I have the right to choose my friends –

We have the right to go to school -

The children were introduced to the book that will be our English stimulus this term. Eliot the Midnight Superhero.

They created actions to help them remember the story. Ask your child if they can act out the story to you. On YouTube there is also a link to the story.




Maths 3D shape
The children have continued to look at the properties of 3D shape.
Yesterday they used sorting rings, and in their groups had to decide how they would sort them. Ask your child to look at everyday objects and identify what shape they are. Can they count how many faces, edges and vertices it has; does it have curved edges or straight edges?

The children have been making superhero settings in the Construction area.
In the Art area drawing and painting the different flags in the U.K. A few children have earned gold stickers for drawing the welsh flag !
The Creative challenge this week is to use black paper and 2D shape to create the outline of a superhero city scape.
Their English is to write a postcard from a country in the U.K. and to use adjectives to describe what they can see.
Then the Maths is to sort and find odd and even numbers. Ask your child if they can remember their odd and even numbers and if they can identify 2 digit odd and even numbers too ! I bet they can !