Today class 3 came to school dressed as a famous person. Children dressed as musicians, actors and sports people. We spoke about what being famous meant to us and the […]
During our transition in Y6, we have begun to learn about plastic pollution and how this can damage our environment, especially our oceans. We were introduced to the “Place for […]
We had a fantastic first P4C today in our class! We read our transition text, ‘Something Else’ as the stimulus, and generated lots of philosophical questions about the themes of […]
Before transition to Year 6 begins, the children in Year 5 begin their balanced arguments by engaging in the debate, ‘Is social media a good thing? There were some extremely […]
This week, children in Year 5 have focused on recycling and the effects of this on our school, at home, the wider community and the planet. During our P4C session, […]
This week, children in Y5/6 have focused upon the topic of recycling and the effects of this on our school, at home, the wider community and the planet. During our […]
Today in school, as part of us celebrating Safer Internet Day, year 3 have explored different ways in which we can be safer online. The children watched a video as […]
This afternoon in our philosophy for children session, Class 5 watched a short film called ‘The Black Hole’ and we tried our best to form philosophical questions based on this. […]
Class 6 had a wonderful discussion this morning about palm oil… We talked about why companies use palm oil and how it benefits their products, whilst also considering the damaging […]
Over the last week, the children in Y5/6 have been reflecting upon their experiences during the pandemic. We watched a video as stimulus to provoke our thinking skills and, from […]
Mrs Graham’s new class had a fantastic P4C session this afternoon in the sun, all about being kind to our friends … Our question was: is it ever right to […]
On Monday, Class 6 recreated a significant event in our history topic – the village meeting, on the 24th of June 1666, where William Mompesson called for Eyam to quarantine […]
In P4C today, we watched a video about some birds being unkind to another bird, just because he looked different to them. This led to some excellent question generating! Here […]
Class 6 enjoyed the sunshine this morning, in our new outdoor classroom, discussing our academy P4C stimulus – Window. Our question was: why do things have to change?
In P4C this afternoon, Class 8 have had a lot of fun stimulating our thinking skills and developing our communication skills! We watched the stimuli ‘The Window’ by Jeannie Baker […]
This week KS1 hosted our first live P4C session. We used our literacy text ‘Professor Puffendorf’s Secret Potions’ to create a stimulus for the children to discuss. This stimulus focused […]
Today in Literacy Miss Sare decided to host an oracy based live lesson whereby children had the chance to give their opinions on really open ended philosophical style questions. Children […]
Year 4 have had a fantastic live lesson this morning! We launched our new Literacy genre with a wonderful, whole year group P4C enquiry! The children had so many ideas […]
As part of Well-being Week, Class 6 decided to have an informal live session this afternoon … not about learning, but about making each other smile, enjoying each other’s company […]
This week we have been thinking about what makes us worry. First we shared the story “The huge bag of worries” and then we talked about how worries make us […]
As part of our mental health week we did lots of work on courage. We discussed what courage was and children thought about times in their own life when they […]
Find your brave… this week we have been focusing on children’s Mental Health Week and we have been exploring courage.
What can we do to help us face our fears? Class 6 voted for this question after looking at the P4C book this week for Children’s Mental Health Week.
In Y5, we looked at some statements and decided which ones were brave and which ones weren’t. We decided on different ways to categorise them; some of us ranked them […]
Y3 and 4 have enjoyed a workshop with Mrs Foxley-Johnson this morning, exploring how to manage their emotions.
We worked together to create our wreath, which is now proudly on display in our classroom.
This morning at break time KS2 have enjoyed a slice of toast sold by our enterprise club for 20p. We have learnt a few lessons from our first day and […]
Children at Roughwood are in the process of setting up a break time shop to sell toast and smoothies. To help us set up our business, children visited Rockingham to […]
The children have learnt so much today at Crucial Crew. We have learnt about road safety, first aid, criminal responsibility, internet safety and hate crime. A very informative but fun […]
We read the story, it was hard to understand that words can change the way we feel. We used some role play to understand the different things we may say […]
In class 7 we looked at “Words and our heart”. Our question was – “Should you think before you speak?” We thought of lots of other interesting questions we could […]
Class 4 recently had a very though evoking conversation around words and the effect they can have. The question we came up was “how can words make you feel heartbroken?” […]
Class 2 shared the story words and your heart. We had a long discussion about how this made us feel and how our own hearts were affected. Not everyone agreed […]
Today Y3/S decided to hold their P4C session outside in our school environment. We thought what better way to discuss the impact our actions are having on the rainforest environment! […]
In Acorns this week, we have been talking about how we feel. We have come up with a simple way of finding out and tracking how everyone is feeling. We […]
We know that when we set our minds to it, we can achieve almost anything, but how can we keep our magic working well? This is our P4C question this […]
We have celebrated some magnificent achievements today and recognised some wonderful behaviours in children. Respect, Friendship and Excellence awards have been given out as well as Teacher Awards and our […]
This week in Nurture we have been reading ‘The Huge Bag of Worries’ We have talked about our worries, what it feels like when you are worried and what we […]
This week we are celebrating Diversity and today we have been working alongside Mrs Ann Foxley-Johnson from the Anti-Bullying Conpany!
We discussed what makes us happy, sad and angry and about how we know what others are feeling. After reading Lucy’s Blue Day we talked about how we show emotions […]
In Chestnuts, we have been thinking about our feelings. Our question this week is: What are feelings? And how do we know what feeling it is? We discussed […]
Does sadness spread as easy as happiness? This week in Class 2 we have been thinking about our wellbeing both physically and mentally. We have shared ideas on what we […]
Can you always see how someone is feeling? How can you change the way someone is feeling? This week we have been thinking about our well being both physically and […]
During P4C this week, Class 5 decided to discuss whether or not people can still feel emotions even when they might not show it. We talked in detail about […]
This week we have been thinking about healthy minds. We have begun our afternoons with mindfulness to help us to relax and recharge ready for learning. Our P4C discussion this […]
Mason has successfully completed the Healthy For Life programme. We are very proud of you Mason!
In PHSE this week, Class 5 thought about the difference between roles and responsibilities. They thought exceptionally hard about what their roles and responsibilities were as part of our school […]
In Y6, we have explored the meaning of a screwed up attendance certificate. The children pondered over whether it was done by someone with poor attendance as an act of […]
During our afternoon session this week, we discussed the importance of attending school! We talked about how we should always try to come to school when possible as school is […]
After finding a screwed up 100% attendance letter we spoke about our thoughts and feelings towards attendance and how important it is to come to school. The children in Class […]
Odd socks hit Stratford! A Roughwood and Rockingham taster of their collaboration performance of ‘odd socks’ – team ‘RoughRock’
In Acorns, we have been looking at friendship. We started by looking at who our friends are. We then chose one special friend and painted a portrait of them, using […]
Class 2 have been investigating the question ‘How does paint dance?’ in our P4C sessions. We used the picture from ‘The Noisy Paint Box’ to explore this in more detail […]
We listened to the story ‘The Noisy Paintbox’Noisy Paintbox – Scanned and had a reflection time to understand what we have read/listened to. We then worked in pairs to come […]
After watching the story of The Noisy Paint Box, children voted on their favourite picture from the book as a stimulus for their P4C enquiry. This is the one […]
We used the stimulus of ‘The Noisy Paint Box’ for our P4C enquiry. We listened to the story and used 4 pictures from the book to discuss some questions. Each group […]