Being responsible

As part of our PSHE lesson today, we focused on how vets have the responsibility of looking after animals. We discussed what we would need to provide to be responsible pet owns.

‘They need to be played with’ Jason
‘You need to give them food and water’ Frishta
‘You need to love them like I love my guinea pig’ Millie
‘They need to be taken for walks’ Amelie

We went on to discuss what we are responsible for.

Expressing and respecting opinions

Today in circle time, the Puffins were learning how to express their own opinions and to respect other people’s opinions. We all decided on 3 things we would like to change in our playground. We then used out sad face and happy face to discuss what the children’s opinions were. We also ensured if the children gave an opinion then they had to have a good reason for it.

‘I would like new seating because it’s too low for me’ Krista
‘I think we don’t need seats because they cost too much money’ Dora

‘I would love to have swings because they are fun’ Scarlett
‘I hate going on swings they are too high and you could kick someone in the playground’ Daisy B

Pirate picnic

Today as a reward for our amazing pirate assembly earlier this week, the children and Miss Coghlan and Miss McCaugh had a pirate picnic this afternoon with an extra playtime.

Well done Year 1, Miss Coghlan is very proud of you.

Active listeners

As part of our circle time this week we’re showing how to be good active listener. First we started a discussion on what active listening is.

‘It’s when we look at the person talking’ Imogen
‘When we listen we have to face our friend or teacher’ Maya
‘We have to talk back about what has been said’ Harvey

After we played Chinese whispers to demonstrate good listening skills. Finally we acted out what bad listening looks like in a conversation and what good active listening looks like.