Managing Distractions

This week we launched our new focus learning behaviour – MANAGING DISTRACTIONS.

Being able to focus and ignore distractions around you is a really important behaviour to master. This will be our focus behaviour this half term and our learners of the week will be chosen with this in mind.

So today we began to think about how we can manage our distractions and what this looks like. We set a timer for 7 minutes and had 7 minute focused sketching time, then a break. This was a real exercise in discipline and I was very impressed!

Our first half term in 1GA

What a fantastic first half term in 1GA! We are all tired, but it has been such an exciting 8 weeks of new routines and new things to learn.

Here we are, celebrating 8 weeks of success!

We have also created some amazing pieces of art today to celebrate one very notorious character we have come to know this half term – the big bad wolf.
We sat for 20 minutes today, looking at pictures of real wolves and noticing the shapes and textures of their faces and bodies. We used these noticing skills to draw and create our own in our sketch books. I have included a few below.

Have an amazing and well deserved half term break.
See you in November!