We started this year very excitedly and firstly, we discussed rules and expectations. We also looked at the school vision and learnt that to be a good student, we need to be: ready, safe and respectful. During class discussions, we then also agreed on a class charter. In order to learn well, we need to listen look and listen at the adult teaching us, but we will also do the same if one of our friends are busy sharing some learning. We also agreed to always have all our necessary equipment in school in order to be ready to learn!
We also looked at the importance of the raven and learnt the significance of our bird in the Gurbani.
We then did lots of work on our class bird, the Raven. We watched interesting videos about a raven called, Fable and learnt that ravens are really clever and inquisitive birds. Fable showed us how ravens can talk and solve puzzles! We read ravens facts and completed a reading comprehension task. We learnt about a poetry form, which is the ‘cento’ and used the famous poem by E.A. Poe – The Raven – to write our own using this form of poetry.
In art, we did some cartoon raven-drawings and then we learnt everything about water colour paint: hues, tints, tone and shading.
In the afternoons, after lunch, we like to do meditation. We feel that it calms us down and we are getting ready for more learning during the afternoon.