During the morning sessions of Jigsaw the children have just finished a poetry unit. They explored various poems first, identifying the different features they have. They then used this information to create their own Haiku poems. These look simple however the children needed to use their knowledge of syllables to help record sentences that contain 5 syllables, then 7 syllables and finally 5 syllables. They then decorated their final versions.
The children have been encouraged and supported to help make the snack at the end of each session in Nurture, with some of the younger members of the group challenging themselves to complete this task. This supports the children to develop new skills and use their secrets of success to show kindness towards the other members of the group.
Anti-bullying week 2023
This month in the Nurture group, the children have been reflecting on what it means to be a good friend, how we can make people feel welcome and show kindness during Anti-bullying week. The children were challenged to create a gift for another member of the group – focussing on what they like and how it would make them feel to receive a gift. The children worked hard to create a wide range of gifts and enjoyed sharing them as much as receiving their own gifts!
The children also made gifts for their classes to take back and share with everyone. The children very much enjoyed the process of making chocolate fudge and were really pleased to be able to share these treats with their friends. The children understood that it is kind to do something for someone else without asking for anything in return.