On World Mental Health Day we took some time to think about what makes us happy. We drew pictures in our mindfulness journal of the people/things that make us happy. We also discussed the importance of mental health and how our emotions change in different situations. We talked about different times when we have felt sad/angry and thought about how we manage these feelings. We also thought about how to look for these emotions in others.
We have been researching The Beatles in our History lessons, to answer the question 'Would The Beatles have won the X Factor?'. We have listened to their most popular songs and enjoyed having a dance. We definitely think that they would have won the singing contest! We have also researched other famous bands from the past by questioning our parents and grandparents. Some of the most popular ones were; The Spice Girls, Queen, Elton John, Oasis and Take That. We have really enjoyed listening to the different styles of music.
We have been using the story 'Alfie's Way' to support our learning in PSHE this half term. Our Jigsaw focus is 'Celebrating Differences' and we have been using this lovely story to help us think about how we are all different. We really enjoyed hearing the story of Alfie bear and his family, and we were so lucky to hear the story being read by the actual author! We have been drawing our self portraits and talking about how we look different to one another. We have also been discussing how our personalities, abilities and interests are all different and we have been celebrating how this makes us special in our own way.