Throughout all the lessons this term we have been thinking about growth mindsets. The children have been learning that nobody is born clever and we really can grow our brains and become smarter through persevering with things that we find difficult and challenging. This is such an important idea that we will be thinking about it all year!

The most fun and memorable parts of Term 1 have definitely been chess and swimming. We also had Design and Technology Week where we got out our clipboards and did a bit of market research to help design our marble mazes. We carefully made some cardboard pillars to give our mazes the look of Theseus and Minotaur’s labyrinth. We also did some amazing weaving using orange paper plates. It was nice to see how much pride the children took in their work.

We’ve started a topic in music where we are learning to play music from computer games on xylophones. At the moment we are learning the music from the Lost Woods in the The Legend of Zelda. This will continue next term.

The children have produced some stunning work in French, writing their own illustrated versions of Roald Dahl’s The Enormous Crocodile and writing in two different colours for French and English. We used our ’sentence maker’ resources to help us write some very impressive French sentences.

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