History – December 2020
What is a historian?
“Someone that learns about the past”
“They put events into a timeline and chronological order”
“Using our knowledge to understand the past”
“Someone that is good at inspecting artefacts and backing up their explanations with evidence”
“I like it when we get to use the laptops and artefacts”
“I enjoy learning about the past using the VRs”
“I like watching videos to be able to learn more about the past”
“More research-based lessons by ourselves”
“Real-life demonstrations or using the VRs”
Making sure we use the knowledge organisers throughout the topic.
Geography – December 2020
What is a geographer?
“When you learn about the continents and countries”
“Use our knowledge about different places”
“Find out about the world”
“I like geography because I want to be a geographer when I grow up and teach others about the world”
“I like using the VRs to visit different countries”
“I like writing in a style that I choose based on what I have learnt”
A number of children also expressed how they wanted more geography lessons than we currently have.
“I want to be able to research more information for ourselves”
“Use the VRs and geography books more”.
“More quizzes to test our knowledge based on that lesson”
Making sure we use the knowledge organisers throughout the topic and using the retrieval quizzes.
Science Nov 2020
What is a Scientist?
'Someone who tries things out and sees how things work’
‘They do experiments to help the world, like with COVID’
‘I think they’re very important in the world and that they try to solve problems’
‘They test and try out things, they never give up’
‘I like it when we’re challenged in our lessons and pushed to try our new things’
‘I like the practical work we complete in science when we get to look into things ourselves’
‘I enjoy when we use experiments to find out things and learn more of the science behind things’
‘More practical lessons, as I like learning through doing’
‘Even more chances to think and act like a scientist myself’
P.E Dec 2020
Year 1 child– “We enjoy all P.E lessons because Miss Binning helps us stay safe.”
Year 2 child – “I love all sports and I love after school club.”
Year 3 child – “I am confident in P.E because I got star of the week for P.E before.”
Year 4 child – “My favourite P.E lessons are dance and gymnastics.”
Year 5 child – “I really like dodgeball and the competitive games we play.”
Year 6 child – “I wouldn’t change anything about P.E because it is fun, energetic and good for us.”
We love music because ...
'We love to learn new tunes'
'We know loads of musical words like open tone and bass tone, syllables, rhythm, pitch'
'We play loads of different instruments and the sound makes me smile.'
'I like drumming and music lessons are fun because we learn new things. I like how you can make new sounds.'
We'd like to see more ...
'Instruments like pianos and violins'
'Singing around the school'
'Music in other lessons'
Next Steps at Fordbridge:
Music will be played in the corridors at the start and end of days.
Staff to play background music when appropriate.
Looking at the curriculum exposure of instruments.
What is SMILE?
A time where we can express our feelings to someone and enjoy life.
It’s for when you’re upset or if your mood is off.
We learn about anti bullying and you should be nice to each other and listen to each other.
What do you do in your wellbeing/SMILE time?
Different activities like anti-bullying or go on the laptop, draw pictures
Sometimes we do colouring, we go outside or have music, the daily mile, just dance.
We draw, some play cards, some meditation, yoga.
How do you think it helps you?
Sometimes I get a bit stressed about work and smile time releases it and I get to spend time with my friends.
It helps people socialise and make new friends.
It helps make your emotions feels happier. We get to mess around with our friends and cheers us up.
Yes, it helps make your emotions feels happier. We get to mess around with our friends and cheers us up.