In our classroom you will find friendly, fun and hardworking children. Our teacher is called Miss Thomas, her favourite colour is purple and she likes to have a bright and colourful classroom (as you can see in the photos!). She also likes the classroom to be neat and tidy: she says, ‘There is a place for everything and everything should be in its place’.
Every week we have Circle Time as a class. This is a time for us to reflect on our learning, friendships and how we should behave. We keep a scrap book of our discussions which we sometimes go back to and look at to remind us of things we have agreed to do.
Every morning we complete an ‘Emotional Register’, this is an opportunity for us to share our ‘mood’ with the class. If we are really unhappy (on a 0 or 1) we can talk to an adult about what is worrying/upsetting us. Sometimes we share what’s making us feel super-duper (on a 5) so we can all enjoy the excitement.
Our reading area is a cosy place to share books and read in. Lots of us are now on Free Reader which means we can read any book in the school! Miss Thomas says all reading is good reading and that her best writers are children who read lots of books and ‘borrow’ ideas from other authors. At the moment, Miss Thomas is reading The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher to us. It is a very funny book which makes us all laugh out loud (a lot). Miss Thomas has to sing when the elves are talking in the book which makes it even funnier because she can’t really sing, but at least she gives it a go!
Each week, we have ‘Minions of the Week’; we have special jobs to do for Miss Thomas in and around school. The hardest job is being a line minion because we have to make sure the line is straight, quiet and always facing the right way.
We have just come to the end of our topic on Knights and Castles: we really enjoyed learning about life as a knight and we also got to visit Beeston Castle in Cheshire. Our next topic is called ‘Cooking up a Storm’ and Miss Thomas assures us our learning will be explosive.