Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

Nurture afternoon and Chocolate ✨🍫


We have had a very exciting week so far in Room 6 in both our Health and Wellbeing learning as well as our topic lessons.

On Monday, we focussed on another nurture principle as part as our nurture afternoon and sharing. This principle looked at the message of ‘All behaviour is communication’. To begin the lesson, we watched a clip from the film ‘Inside Out’ which showed the main character Riley and how she experienced many different emotions due to triggers. We enjoyed discussing the emotions she felt and what might have caused her to feel that way. We found it interesting that throughout the clip there was no talking at all and we were able to work out what caused Riley to feel a particular way just through her actions. This showed us that the way you react to things is a form of communication. After that, we had a great chat about the emotion words we already knew before getting set to task. We used this knowledge to design our own feelings emojis and some of us took on an extra challenge to try and think of an emotion word for each letter of our name. We came up with some really good ones!

We have been working hard on our chocolate topic over the past week. Last Wednesday we enjoyed getting the paints out when learning about Fairtrade. We looked at different hot countries where chocolate is made, such as Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and learned about how Fairtrade helps to support farmers in these countries to get a good wage for the work they do. We familiarised ourselves with the Fairtrade logo and made these using finger painting.

In class, we have been really engaged with reading ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ as our book for pleasure during Snack and Story time. We have loved listening to this and yesterday, after reading a chapter about the chocolate factory, we decided to design our own chocolate factory. Firstly we drew this and listed materials that we might want our factory to be made our of.

Next, we got out the blocks, Lego and playdoh and tried to build a factory. We even built a cacao tree using Lego! It was so much fun.

Here are some comments on this week’s learning:

DM – I have enjoyed the maths.
QJO – I have been enjoying free flow busy time. 
OM – I 1000% love doing free flow play.
IR – I 2 billion trillion percent loved free flow.
MM – I liked doing the music. 
SJ – I 100% loved finger painting the Fairtrade logo. 
RF – I loved doing the painting for topic.
HH – I really really liked the music.
BlMc – I liked doing the subtraction check up.
SG – I love doing the chocolate topic. 
Here’s to another fantastic weeks!
Room 6 and Mrs Rae 😊


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