Since arriving back from Little Canada, we’ve hit the ground running with some fantastic learning – particularly around our topic of ‘Having a Voice’. The children have been introduced to the idea of a Little Green School Parliament and the idea has caused a buzz of excitement.
Having a Voice
We started by learning some key vocabulary (…and tricky spellings) to help us to understand explanations of how Parliament works in the UK (see above). I asked the children what Parliament means to a 10/11 year old and their responses were fascinating (see above). There was a thirst for more information about how the House of Commons works. We particularly enjoyed watching the ‘Speaker of the House’ crying “ORDER!!” to try and maintain a degree of control. Perhaps parents and children could watch the news together one night this week and discuss current political affairs?
The next step? We are writing speeches to try and win our own election here at Little Green – You could ask your child about what they have included in their manifesto.
I had the opportunity to teach PE this week and we looked at balance and counter balance in gymnastics. Check out some of the ambitious balances attempted in the session in the photo gallery.
In our Reading sessions, we looked at a new book – ‘The Girl who Speaks Bear’ by Sophie Anderson. The first chapter managed to capture the attention of the class as we wondered why the central character was left abandoned in the forest and why she could ‘feel’ the forests emotions. We now have a waiting list to borrow the book! – You could visit your local library and see if they have a copy for you to share with your child.