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Year 5

December 2021

Year 5 had a big discussion on what makes a good friend and the qualities they'd want in a friend, which gave them some time to reflect on their own choices. Throughout the day, Year 5 took part in making Pierogi- a Polish dish. This allowed children to gain a great insight to some of their peers culture and ignited their curiosity to learn more about others whilst trying something new. For some of our children, the sensory kneading of the dough provided a real calming effect. Year 5 also made some Christmas cards with kind, uplifting messages written inside as we thought about how for some people Christmas can be a lonely time and how making others happy can improve our own well being; these have then been taken to a local care home to spread the joy. We finished the day by drawing then painting a winter scene as another idea for self regulating ourselves when we feel like things our building on top of us as it distracts our minds to the scenes in the painting. Overall, another positive well being day for Year 5, which we hope the children can refer back to.


In Computing we thought about 5 Steps to Wellbeing and created a personalised MAGIC recipe to help us with our own wellbeing.