Tin man-tastic – Challenge accepted…again.
Lucas, Bibi, Honey and Isla all accepted the “Tin man in ten minutes” challenge and spent some quality time with Mums, Dads and siblings making their creations. Well done, you tried really hard and we can see the effort you have all put in. Thank you for valuing learning.
Maple Class have been using their new writing toolkits to help draft the written content for their Me, Myself and I presentations.
We have been sharing details about our lives so far and talking about the information we want to include in our presentations. We’ve discussed where we live, who we live with, what makes us happy and what we enjoy doing.
We said all our sentences out loud to a partner first, before writing them on our whiteboards.
We even reminded Mrs Hooper how to write her sentences, by sharing our top tips for superstar writing. Tell someone at home where you need to start your writing, what type of letter the first letter needs to be, how to form you joined letters, what you need to leave in-between each word and what you need to write at the end of your sentence.
With our fingers on the icons, Maple and Willow have been perfecting our Pic Collage skills to create our own unique presentations for our Me, Myself and I whole school learning focus.
What information did you choose to present in your Pic Collage? How did you add a photo or some text? Explain to someone in your family how you changed the shape and size of a photo or a text box.
Can you remember what these icons help you to do? Explain to someone in your family how you navigated through the Pic Collage menu to create your presentation.
Some of us have also started to look at another form of presenting with technology. We have been looking at the Explain Everything App.
Here is a quick demonstration of the Explain Everything App. What will you include in your presentation? How will your page or slides look?
As you should be aware, “ME, MYSELF AND I” our whole school learning journey is revving up nicely with the children thinking about themselves and their aspirations. As part of thinking about themselves, the children will be producing various miniature versions of themselves in different materials. Please, could you have a go at this at home with your family and then show off your efforts by bringing them to show at school. You can choose any size you wish, the video is just a starting point. Good luck and thank you for helping out.
As part of our whole school learning focus about ‘Me, Myself and I‘, Maple and Willow class have been looking at photographs of when we were babies.
Can you help us to guess who is who from our baby photo? How have we changed? What can we do now that we couldn’t do when we were a baby?
Please bring your baby photo in for our class display and see if we can guess which baby is you!
Dear Parents, Carers, and Children,
Welcome back! I all hope you have enjoyed the glorious summer weather and had an interesting break from school. This term is going to be hugely exciting with the teachers having busily planned ahead for the coming weeks. On that note, I hope you remember that I wrote to you concerning the whole school topic to which we would return?
It is entitled “Me, Myself and I”
It will be building on our positive feelings from iCan, getting the children to know themselves better, articulate their dreams more clearly and think carefully about how they will work hard to make their dreams a reality in the future.
You can help massively with this learning journey and your support would be hugely appreciated.
I did ask that if you could, over the holiday weeks, please gather together pictures and notes regarding your child/ren’s key life details and significant events people who they have had in their lives. Family photos, family trees, key dates noted down, key events: birthdays, holidays, special events, family meals, memorable school residentials/outings or baby photos etc.
Anything you could send in spare or items that we could photocopy to help your child with their sense of personal history and self, would be hugely beneficial to the standard and detail of work they will be able to produce. If you haven’t managed to have a look over the summer then please start asking and digging now!
Once again thank you for supporting what we are trying to achieve together here at Hazeldown as a school community. Our children are thriving and I sadly can’t better the words of our lead OFSTED inspector
“You have a school to be proud of here!”
We do, we really do and you are an immense contributor to that success, so thank you again.
Finally, I take great pleasure in inviting you to attend our “Me, Myself and I” celebration event on Friday 23rd September from 2:40pm, where the children’s work will be on display throughout their classroom and the wider school. We do very much hope to see you then.
Mr. C Tribble
Deputy Headteacher @ Hazeldown