How did you feel at the start of the week about returning to school?
Charlie: I felt scared before I walked in but when I walked in, I stayed for 1 lesson to see how it would go… IT WAS SO FUN! Also, I am so relieved to see everyone again! (especially Miss Noble) 🙂
Kitana: Before I came I felt nervous, but when I came in I felt really happy to work again and i was really excited that I got to see everyone. I knew I was going to do my best with no distractions.
Macey: Before I returned, I felt nervous at first but when I came back, I loved seeing my friends again and it has been so much fun so far.
Jonathan: I felt happy to leave the house for once and do some maths instead of use my computer all day long.
Mason: When my mam told me I had a choice to go back to school, on the 8th, I automatically wanted to go back so I could see everyone.
Luke: When I returned to school, I felt a bit nervous because I didn’t know what I was doing but now that I have been here a while it’s a little more relaxed. I was also exceptionally happy to see some of my friends. 🙂
In a week where we should have been at Whithaugh Park, getting back into the swing of things has been a challenge. However, our new KS2 Bubble has been full of learning, giggles and empathy: yoga, Just Dance, Rosa Parker, Doctor Who, The Ickabog and Empathy Day activities have been a few of the ways in which we have filled our first week:
We have all adjusted to the new routines and rules… and some of us have even made it to Friday!!
What did you learn during Empathy Day?
Charlie: On Empathy Day, I found out the meaning of empathy: it means, you share other people’s feelings from either their face, body or the way they act. LOL!!! xD
Kitana: While I was watching the video on Empathy Day, I found out what empathy means and I found out that reading helps you understand empathy more. Empathy means to understand and share in other people’s feelings and understand how they are feeling by their facial expressions.
Macey: During Empathy Day, I found out I am really good at reading people’s facial expressions. We played charades and it was super fun and I also won.
Jonathan: On Empathy Day, I found out the meaning of empathy and learnt where empathy could be used.
Mason: On Empathy Day, I got the most from the charades because I thought I did quite well.
Luke: On Empathy Day, I enjoyed the art the most because art relaxed me and it helped me to draw because I can’t draw.
100% Attendance from Ashton, Isabella, Luke, Jonathan, Mason, Kitana & Macey (and Miss Noble and Mrs Baxter!!) – well done everyone!
Which parts of “The Ickabog” have you enjoyed?
Charlie: Now we have started to read The Ickabog, we asked each other if we would like to be friends with King Fred or Spittleworth and Flapoon – I think this has helped me improve my English!! :0
Kitana: After we read the title of the book, I knew I was going to like it: my favourite part is when it describes the Ickabog and we got to describe it in our own way and say what it likes to eat and do.
Macey: The part I have enjoyed the most is when I could empathise with Daisy because her mother had died and I also felt very sorry for her.
Jonathan: The part I preferred so far is the little part of information about The Ickabog and what it says it has.
Mason: I liked when they told us what the Ickabog looked like and how it behaved.
Luke: Personally, I enjoyed Chapters 3-6 because you can make a lot of Macbeth references due to the characteristic changes.
What has gone well for you this week?
Charlie: The best thing that has happened this week is me improving with my English, for example, I have improved in my grammar, my words and grammatical features! :0
Kitana: Everything has gone well this week, especially my Maths and English: I think my Ickabog writing in English is the best piece of work I have done so far and in Maths, everything has seemed easier than normal because I am working harder.
Macey: Somethings that have gone well this week are: I have been able to get more fresh air and sleep than usual. Also I have been doing better in my school work.
Jonathan: The thing that has gone well is my English and my speech and vocabulary.
Mason: I think my English has become better after I have come back from Lockdown.
Luke: This week, my English has improved in lots of different ways including: adventurous vocabulary, the amount of writing I’m putting on the page and less incorrect writing.
Charlie: It has been really fun! I have personally enjoyed this week because since lockdown it has been really boring. 🙁 BUT!! It has helped me connect with people who I have never talked to in a LONG time! 😀 When my mum told me I had the choice to go back to school or not, I was a bit unsure.
A few days went by, I said, “Mum I have thought.. I don’t want to go back!”
My Mum said, “Take a little bit more time to think.”
Almost a week before we came back, I decided to come for a day and it was AMAZING!!!!! 😀 It helped me get a routine back together which is a good thing!
Kitana: For some reason, in school during lockdown, it has been better than normal because everybody just puts their mind to it and nobody fusses and argues and it isn’t distracting. I can concentrate WAAAY more. I find it easier to sleep now because I have got back into a night routine. Overall, I have just found it really fun. After school everyday, I have felt happier than when I was in lockdown because it was BOOOORING.
Macey: I am really glad I decided to come back to school, because it has helped me communicate with people I haven’t seen in 10 weeks and we are all extremely happy to see each other.
Jonathan: My other thoughts are I can now speak grammatically instead of spending a minute thinking what is grammatically correct.
Mason: Whilst in lockdown, I have enjoyed speaking to my friends on the xbox and playing football, but when no one was online and my dad was busy, it was really boring so getting back to school IT IS FUNNNNNNNNNNN!! 😀 🙂
Luke: I HATED lockdown as if it was gal, l so now that I’m back at school, I’m a little more chilled so I can focus harder and become the best me. Now it’s time to have some enjoyment back in my life! 🙂 XD 🙂