Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Easter Story

Easter Story Part 1/3

Easter Story Part 2/3

Easter Story Part 3/3
As part of our Lenten Preparations we are learning about the Easter Story. This three part story brings this story alive.
Videos sourced from Bible Stories Cartoon.

The Lion Podcast

The podcast was read by two children in our class. Don't they sound fantastic! Well done boys!
I also managed to get it uploaded straight onto the blog here below:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Class Rules

  1. Be Prompt - this means being on time for school, having your classwork done in the correct time
  2. Be Prepared - come to school with your pencils pared, and have your correct work in your bag, your copy or book is no good to you at home!
  3. Be Positive - if the work is hard that means you are learning, kind and helpful comments only
  4. Be Productive - this one is about using the amount of time in school wisely, are you spending time chatting in class or looking for a rubber? If so you are not being as productive as you should be.
  5. Be Polite - it costs nothing to say please and thank you, how was your weekend, have a lovely evening, imagine what our world would be like if everyone could follow this rule.

What if a class rule is broken?

A warning is usually issued first. This gives the children the opportunity to think about what they have done and to change their behaviour without any further action. Warning!

If this behaviour is repeated, then a yellow card is issued. The child takes a time out either in the class or in another class. The child thinks about what they have done wrong and decides not to do it again. Child returns to school work and the behaviour is not mentioned. Yellow Card!

If our class/school rules are broken on several occasions, then a red card can then be issued. This means that the child may have to stay in a zoned off area during playtime. There is also a not sent home in the journal. Red Card!

If this behaviour is continued then the parent/guardian is sent for or phoned. Often a meeting is set up with the discipline team. The Deputy Principal gets involved at this stage. Principal is also informed.

Ash Wednesday 2010

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday. This is when Lent begins.
Lent lasts for six and a half weeks.
The date for Lent changes every year, that means it is a moveable feast. Lent ends on Easter Sunday when Jesus was raised for the dead. It is a time when we can give up sweets, maybe decide to help out more at home or maybe go to mass in the mornings. Click onto the link here to got to Woodlands Junior School age about Lent. There is also some interesting information about similar fasting customs (not eating) in other religions such as Muslims, Jews and Hindius.

Leave a comment here to tell us what special thing you are doing for Lent.