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A special well done and thank you to Callie and Ivy this week - our Stars of the Week. These two girls have supported one another all week to learn how to use the foot bikes, showing how friendship, support, practise and encouragement are key factors when learning brand new skills. On Tuesday, because the foot bikes were new, the girls were very wobbly and a little bit nervous, so held one another's hands to get the pedals to go round; little by little, day by day the girls improved and gained confidence in themselves and by Friday, the girls can now go from one side of the room/playground to the other without stopping or holding hands - what a super improvement and an amazing demonstration of what learning is all about! The girls are so proud of themselves and of one another - great job, great learning!
Following Mental Health Awareness Week, it's been wonderful to receive so many photos of the children connecting with nature and I would love to share them with you here. I hope you feel inspired to get outdoors and connect with nature, whether that's for exercise, pleasure, conservation, creativity, mindfulness or whether you bring the outdoors into your home: the mental health benefits are tremendous. Thank you so much to all the children, parents and grandparents who got in touch to share their adventures- the photos and messages have been truly uplifting :)
Our Stars of the Week are Noah and Bradley; Noah always tries his very best in class especially with his reading and number skills; he especially loves sporting activities and is a super fast runner! He has listened carefully to our sports coach and enjoyed learning some new football skills - well done Noah.
I've also chosen Bradley this week as he has been such a kind friend; recognising when his friends needed some company and making his friends feel happy and cared for - you've shown such kindness Bradley - thank you.
A special well done to Lillian - Class R's Star of the Week!
Look at Lillian's beautiful castle that she has painted this week. We have been getting our paintings ready for our class display and decided to do some writing to tell others what we had painted. Lillian loves to write and she has been working so very hard to learn her tricky and key words. Lillian has been learning how to carefully write the letter shapes and is thinking about how to write a sentence too. We are so proud of you - well done!
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the focus this year is 'Nature'. Being close to nature is so beneficial for our mental health and really helps to prevent mental distress and promotes good well-being for all. For more information, please watch this video by mentalhealth.org:
To encourage our children, and their families, to get out into nature (and to help them experience the benefits to their mental health), we would love them to take photographs of themselves doing what they love outdoors.
I love walking among the bluebells in the nearby woods, for example, and playing with my cats in the garden, not to mention spending time with my son and family outdoors. What do you like doing in nature, children?
Whether you love playing sport, walking your dog, spending time on the beach (or even just in the sandpit during these odd times!) or relaxing in the garden, we would love you to send in your photos for a whole school display to promote the benefits of nature on our mental health. Please email your photos to your class' home learning email address as we would love to see, and share, your photographs.
Get outside, enjoy nature, use your senses, exercise in nature, combine nature with creativity and protect nature. Feel the benefits. And please remember to share your photos and experiences with us! Thank you :)
A very special well done to Ivy-Rose - our Star of the Week! You are so keen to learn and find out more and are making some real progress with your reading - you're remembering your tricky words as well as your digraphs - good girl. You are always so keen to help the teachers and children in our class - thank you Ivy-Rose - I know you were so proud - Super Star!
Theo, we are so very proud of you. You have grown up so very much and are making such lovely choices. You are so kind, thoughtful and always try so very hard. You really try to organise yourself in the morning and are always so busy. Please continue enjoying your learning and exploring - you really deserve our star of the week. What a great start to our brand new term.