What is the Learning Skill this week?

13th March 2017

This week, we are thinking about being responsible.

Miss Butler showed us an animation to introduce the topic of discrimination and equality.  We know have a shared understanding that discrimination happens when people are stopped from doing things because of the colour of their skin, their race, religion, gender or beliefs.  We know there are other forms of discrimination too.  We understand that equality is about making sure that everyone is treated equally and has the same opportunities.  We will be thinking about what we say and how we behave as we know it affects other people.

6th March 2017

This week, we will be focusing on being self-motivated.

In assembly, Miss Butler told us about how important it is to have big dreams!  Everybody can aspire to be whatever they want to be.  Although the end goal may be far away, every positive step forward you take brings you closer to achieving your dream.  Children shared who their heroes are and talked about people who inspire them.  What we all need to remember is that no dream is too big.

” If someone tells you your dreams are too big, it means they are thinking too small.”



27th February 2017


This week, we will be focusing on effective communication

In assembly, Mrs Bee encouraged us to think about other ways people can communicate, rather than just through speaking.  We looked at how people use body language and sign language when they are in a situation where people can not hear.  This could be because of the physical environment people find themselves in ( noisy traffic or under water ) or if they have a hearing impairment.  We all learned how to sign the colours of the rainbow.  We would love to show you our singing and signing!

We will also be celebrating World Book Day and will be sharing our favourite books with our friends, marvelling at how our best loved authors communicate their ideas so well.



20th February 2017

This week, we will be focusing on being resilient.

In assembly, Miss Butler told us about lots of famous people who had to show great resilience in their early lives in order for them to be successful now.

We learned about how people told Walt Disney he was not creative enough to be successful.

JK Rowling was told by numerous publishers that no one would want to read books about a boy wizard.

Einstein did not speak until he was 4 and could not read until the age of 7.

Michael Jordan said ” I have failed over and over and over again.  That is why I am successful.”

We thought about how we can show resilience by not giving up.  Miss Butler told us about her resilience when she had to assemble Ikea flat packed furniture! We also talked about the sense of elation and pride when your hard work and perseverance pays off.

We know that it is ok if we can’t do something – because, “we just can’t do it YET.”