This week is a special ‘Learning Hero’ themed week at school. There was much excitement about this on the first day back after the holiday.

Ryder and Alban Class were making musical accompaniments to the story of Dog. Dog is an expert at managing distractions and concentrating on the task at hand. Morpurgo Class were being more like Duck; they were building the tallest towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Despite this being a very tricky challenge all children worked as a team and didn’t give up no matter how many times the spaghetti snapped and the structures fell down!

The children in Mitchell Class were also thinking about our Learning Heroes in their computing lesson. Children worked together like Bear; sharing their ideas and explaining their thinking as they used Purple Mash, a program on the laptops, to create posters about Dog. Churchill Class were out on the playground with Miss Poole and Mr Denyer learning some good playground games using the coloured dots by Heath Class. They will teach other children the games they have learnt at playtime and lunchtime. They will need to be like Bear and share the rules clearly, answer questions and listen to others.

There is rather a large collection of cardboard boxes in the Year 1 classrooms, It is exciting to think about what these might be used for, watch this space!

If you would like to find out more about our Learning Heroes and share the stories at home look at our Teaching and Learning Policy on the website.