This week, the whole school is having a focus on finance. Following the success of our ‘Christmas Bank’ in December, where children had their own bank account and had to pay for activities, I will once again give each child £1 in plastic money to spend in the class shop and to pay for special activities. Children may also earn money for doing special jobs in class. Other activities this week include:
- Role play in the class shop ( as customer and as cashier)
- Money Match challenges against the clock (on computers)
- A Sumdog Challenge (Money to 20p)
- Money problem solving tasks in pairs
- Money worksheets
Growth Mindset and Learning Powers
We have been ‘learning about learning’ and have been discussing ways to improve our learning capacity by changing the way we think about learning.
We have been using ” Instead of saying (something negative)…..try saying.(something positive)” See the picture below of our wall display.
We have also been discussing ‘Learning Powers’ ; each one has a cartoon character to illustrate it and the children have made a little story to accompany each one. The ‘Learning Powers’ are:
- Don’t give up
- Be curious
- Have a go
- Be imaginative
- Keep improving
- Enjoy learning
Learning powers will make children more resilient, less worried about making mistakes and more able to become independent learners.
Homework this week:
Spelling – the focus sound is ‘ay’. As we are learning cursive writing now, I am sending home a cursive writing sheet with some ‘ay’ words on to practise. This may be challenging but am encouraging the children to think positively….
Reading homework as normal – check green homework bags (Mon or Tues)
Numeracy – A money problem sheet to complete
– A Sumdog challenge ‘P2 Money to 20p’ (this task is optional)
Events this week:
Tuesday – African Drumming session 1
Thursday and Friday – PE