Calm and relaxing in Maple
This week we have been learning about peer massage. This is a sequence of massage movements the children can do to each other under the guidance of a teacher. It teaches the importance of appropriate contact and seeking permission before approaching another child to touch them. Once one person has given the massage the children swap to make sure everyone gives and receives a massage.
The children can practice this at home on siblings between 3 years and 12 years old or on a parent.
We have had another fantastic swimming lesson where Kai’s determination has paid off and he has moved up into the big pool! Well done Kai!
In RE we have been looking at the Sabbath, which is the Jewish day of rest. We have been exploring the things they put on their Sabbath table and the process they go through to make it such a special day. We also tried challah, which is special sweet bread that is served during the Sabbath. This was very popular and I have already had requests for more!
In English we have finished off Jack and the Baked Beanstalk with a persuasive letter to a friend of family member to persuade them to take the children to the Baked Beanstalk café. The children have done a great job and the reasons they have given to visit the café are just fantastic! Pop in after school to have a look at your child’s letter.
We started our next book in English, The Pirates Next Door, with a bang by coming up with thoughts and speech of the characters in the picture. The children had some fantastic ideas and I would be worried if they were all pirates!
Please make sure homework is completed to a good standard and returned every Friday. It doesn’t look like many children will be getting the homework prize this half term but I am still hopeful!
Have a great weekend.
Miss Dunmore and Mrs Jones
Learner of the Week: Kai
Star of the Week: Alice