Team Cowell have been reading the book ‘Ug Boy Genius of the Stone Age’ this week to write a postcard. We wrote a range of extended sentences using conjunctions including: when, if, because and although.
Welcome to Team Cowell Activities
Team Cowell have learnt a range of static poses such as tuck, pike and straddle. We worked on our balancing and explored which body parts are best to use with a partner. Everyone showed great effort and enthusiasm, well done Team Cowell!
Team Cowell have enjoyed a fun ‘Zippy’s Friends’ session this week which involves talking about many different emotions. Through it’s 24 sessions, in which children listen to stories and join in activities, children learn how to find their own solutions to problems and think of coping strategies.
We’ve enjoyed an assembly with the Fire Service all about fire safety & staying safe around Bonfire Night. We found out how to STOP, DROP & ROLL before having a go at spraying the hose.
This week in Team Cowell we have focused on the use of homophones. A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. A homophone may also differ in spelling.
In science this week we have enjoyed looking at the topic of materials. We identified the different types of materials that objects are made from and discussed what makes them suitable for their job.
Today Team Cowell enjoyed their last session with the Worry Wizard, where we enjoyed playing games and sharing our best advice about how to look after our wellbeing.
Having fun in Team Cowell!
We’ve had a busy day in Team Cowell working on our new ‘Everyday Materials’ Science topic, reading some of our new class books and completing accelerated reading quizzes.
Well done Team Cowell!
World Mental Health Day 2021
We have thoroughly enjoyed designing and making t-shirts to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day 2021. We had a great discussion about mental health, why it’s important and what we can do to support our own wellbeing.
We all agreed talking to someone about our feelings is very important!
We have had a fun morning looking at the features of playscripts and performing the play ‘The Three Little Pigs.’
On Wednesday Team Cowell enjoyed some football skills and tricks with freestyle footballer and Guinness World record holder ‘Ash Randall.’ We practiced some of the skills ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed a special assembly with Ash and the whole school.
We love to read!
Team Cowell enjoy reading a range of texts including our class book for this term ‘Into The Forest.’ We enjoy completing accelerated reading quizzes and reading our new Big Cat books with an adult.
‘The Worry Wizard’
Team Cowell have enjoyed a fun session with ‘The Worry Wizard.’ We talked about how we can deal with our worries and how its good to talk about them. We will be working with BigFoot Arts Education over the next few weeks.
Team Cowell enjoy a range of reading experiences. We particularly like guided reading where we read in small groups, focusing on specific learning objectives and take turns in questioning each other. We also complete accelerated reading tests and enjoy reading on MyOn.
“My favourite book on MyOn is called ‘Hawks.’ It teaches me the life cycle and how they teach their young to hunt,” explained Jorja.
Positive self-talk is all about being kind to yourself and believing in your ability. It can have a big impact on how we think and feel. Over time, engaging in more positive self-talk can help reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase motivation, inspire productivity and improve overall mental and physical health.
During Apple’s Friends, we spoke about ‘positive self-talk.’ We created some beautiful positive self-talk flowers, full of positive thoughts to help us cope during challenging situations.
Some thoughts included:
🌟My mistakes help me learn and grow
🌟I can do anything I put my mind to
🌟Today I choose to be confident
In English, we have continued to look at poems in our book ‘The Nest Of Stars.’ We are looking at playground songs and comparing Caribbean playground chants to British playground chants. We made up a hand clapping action to the ‘Caribbean playground song.’
Look out for T.E.A.M Cowell’s chant, very soon!
Team Cowell have worked extremely well recognising and finding a third of amounts using our 3 timetables. We are so proud of everyone! 👏🌟
Team Cowell- TOPIC-European Explorers/Olympics
We have started our new topic on Europe. We used atlases to locate major cities in the UK. In small groups we built on previous mapping skills, used excellent teamwork and learnt new skills to identify the major cities and locations. We also identified the capital city, the flag and a key human and physical feature of each country.
We are extremely proud of Team Cowell achieving the Blackberry Award in Forest Schools. We collected firewood from around the garden and used a flint and steel to light the fire. We discussed fire safety, how to distinguish a fire and enjoyed some yummy, toasted marshmallows around the fire.
Excellent teamwork T.E.A.M Cowell!!
During Pupil Voice time, where we listen to the views, wishes and experiences of all the children we also had chance to read the first edition of Stanley Crook Primary’s Wellbeing Newsletter. The newsletter was written by the children at Stanley Crook Primary and will be issued the last Wednesday of every month.
School Councillors and our Wellbeing Champion answered questions regarding the newsletter and any other ideas/suggestions were discussed.