Week 11 Question: Would you rather live in the sea or in a pond?
I would live in the pond because there are no sharks.
I would live in a pond because I could play with the ducks.
I would rather live in none, in case a shark or crocodile tried to eat me.
I would rather live in a pond because there wouldn't be as many things that could eat me like sharks and whales.
I would rather live in the sea! There are sea creatures and the ponds are manky and dirty. Ponds only have frogs and slimy algae. Also would you like to be slimy and covered in algae.
I would like to live in the sea because there are turtles, fish, sea horses and seagulls! I like wildlife.
The sea is a beautiful place, the pond is a disgusting place.
I would rather live in the sea, because it covers a lot more of the earth, therefore vast and very interesting.
I would rather live in the sea because it is massive and beautiful and lots of animals live there.
I think the pond as it is safer and has a tranquil environment.
Week 10 Question: What does it mean to be Happy?
When someone gets excited that makes them happy.
It is good to sleep in your own bed because that makes your grown up happy.
It makes me happy when I eat food.
Being happy is when you want to smile.
When you get something you have been wanting for a long time. When you get something new and being told you are going on holiday, that makes you happy.
When you are playing with friends.
Being happy means to be joyful and content. Joining in with things.
To be happy is feeling or showing contentment.
I think people and friends make me happy. My family make me happy.
When people are kind to me and others and people are kind to make people happy.
To be happy it means to experience emotions from an action.
To be happy means that you take more care of yourself both physically and mentally.
I find it a difficult question, especially to answer as a 'general' opinion.
To be happy means lots of things to different people. To pin point a 'meaning' to be happy is a feeling of contentment calmness or tranquility within ones own life, family or situations.
(Lyndon and family)
Week 9 Question: What is colour?
Amelia's final thought to the question was 'pink, purple and red.' She also responded that the sky is blue, the grass is green, the sun is yellow and that the grass would be funny if it was blue.
Colour makes happiness and colour is everywhere.
Colour can make us feel warm, cold, happy and sad. It can change seasons from greens to yellows of summer to the browns and whites of winter. Colour is all around us and involved in every aspect of our lives.
(Gracie and mum)
Colour is everywhere. Colour is in the rainbow. You can change the colour on some things.
Colour can change the way you feel and respond to situations in life.
Yellow, blue, grey and pink are colours in the rainbow.
Colour is described with your personality and artistic features.
Colour is someones personality.
(Sanel and family)
Colour isn't black or white.
Colour can brighten things up or dull things down.
All of us think colour can change a lot of things, like the way we look, makeup and hair dye. Colour can be used to change the colour of walls. It can be interesting, beautiful and we can also be adventurous and unique with colour.
There's a lot of colour in the rainbow.
(Ella and family)
Week 8 Question: What does it mean to be different?
Being different makes you stand out from the crowd. It's good to be different. Everybody is different in some small way.
Don't laugh at other people that are different. (Lottie)
Not following the crowd and making the 'popular' decision. (Dad)
Being an individual and embracing these characteristics. (Mum)
Being different is meaning not being the same. (Joseph)
(Joseph and Family)
Being different means not being the same as anyone else. People might have different clothes, hair shoes and skin colour.
We think what it means to be different is that everyone is different to each other. If everybody was the same, it would be boring. Everybody doing and saying the same things. Most importantly, whilst everyone is different, you don't treat them any different to others.
It means your not the same as anyone else and your not the same body, colour, you don't wear the same clothes or have the same eye colour, but it's ok.
Week 7 Question: What would the world be like without technology?
When asked the question, Amelia said there would be no phones so we could not call anybody and there wouldn't be any television, so we would play with toys all day.
Its safer. There would be more face to face communication.
Technology is good to help learn but it also takes over peoples lives. NASA and hospitals would be able to work without technology.
The world would have less people because technology enables us to have easy lives and larger families. The wielding of fire as a tool was an advancement to technology. Without technology, the closest comparison is a planet which no one uses tools or have the mental ability to explore their surroundings.
Life would be boring, because most of the world uses technology. Everyone would have to walk everywhere.
Evie- I think it would be better because phones, tablets and laptops can make you have glasses and you need to be more active, not just sit inside all day.
Mum- I think it would be better without technology as children would play out more and not be stuck in doors in front of the computer, tablet or phone! I think technology makes people lazy.
Dad- The world would be different without technology, as some people rely on computers to communicate and speak for them. People who struggle to get out the house can order shopping and pay bills online. Advances in technology and research are saving more lives.
(Evie and Family)
My opinion is that people would talk more face to face and interact with each other more by spending more time together from distractions from technology.
I also think a quarter of the population would die because they are incapable of looking after themselves without technology.
Week 6 Question: What does it mean to be fair?
-When people are mean it isn't fair.
-Everyone should have the same so it is being fair.
Being kind and sharing turns to play together is fair.
Jack- To have a equal group. When you have your silver badge, share to others.
Mum- Treating people equally. Giving everyone a turn when playing a game.
Dad-Don't choose favorites.
Ella-To not leave anyone out and to share.
Mama- Treating everyone the same.
Grandad- To be good to people and be right.
All the family- Giving everyone a chance.
Ruby - You should share equally and don't fight over things.
Mum - Like Ruby said, share things equally and not hide them in the room.
Ellie - You should share your toys like me and my brother.
Dar (Grandad) - I agree with Ruby but you should just give it to the person and not just keep it yourself.
If your fair it means you treat everyone the same way and equally without favoritism. To be fair is not cheating. It also means you are kind. Fair is also to start the same point so no one has an advantage.
To be fair it means to take turns with people so everyone has a turn and to split things equally so everyone has the same amount. In sport fair is for everyone to have a turn so you are not just picking your friends or people you like.
Week 5 Question: Would you rather... Swim with a Shark or lie down with a Lion?
I would like to lie down with a baby lion because they are cute and I like their fluff and when they roar.
I would rather swim with a shark because some sharks are nice and you can go in a cage with a rope.
I would swim with a shark, so I can swim away and hide.
Neither, as both animals can be dangerous but if we had to pick then we would lie down with a lion as some lions can be tamed.
(Jack and Mum)
I would lie down with a lion because I can't swim.
I'd rather lie down with a lion because I'd think they would be very soft and cuddly.
I would rather lie down with s lion (on the other side of the fence).
I would rather swim with a shark (Hammer Head Shark).
I would rather not do any, which ever one you pick there is only one end.
I would rather swim with a shark because you could get on its back and it will swim to the sand and the shark will not bite you.
I would lie down with a lion because I think you could tame a lion enough to be with it, with a shark you can't.
-A lion because they are fluffy, look nice and I hate cold water.
-A shark because lions are more likely to attack you quickly.
-A lion because then he has a chance to fight.
-Lay down with a lion because I like them and they are cuddly!
(Claudia and family)
Week 4 Question: What is Big?
Mums and Dads are big. The world is big.
Big is something of considerable size. (Mum)
Big is used to categorise something that is large in size. (Dad)
I think the sun, galaxies and universe are big. (Levi)
I think buildings, trees, planes and grown ups are big. (Cady)
Where an object is bigger than my family.
Objects like a tree, house, hotel, bus and aeroplane.
Big is a describing word.
Big is comparing to something else.
Big is an adjective.
Big is not always better.
If something is too big for you, it can't be used/played with.
If your shoes are too big for you, you get blisters.
Big can sometimes be heavy.
Sometimes big can mean chunky.
Big is sometimes fun.
Giraffe & Meerkat Class
Ella - Tall people are big.
Mum - The world is big.
Ella - Some people have big surprises.
Jack - A giant is big.
Jack - My football net is big.
Ella & Jack - Our beds are big.
Mum - The sky is big.
All of us - Some animals are big like elephants.
All of us - Planes are big.
Overall, big is when something is bigger than us, that is big to us.
(Ella & Jack)
A house, an elephant, a giraffe, a hot air balloon, an aeroplane, a blimp, a cinema screen and skyscrapers. (Bobby)
Week 3 Question: What makes a good friend?
Today, Lincon showed Arlo what it was to be a good friend. Even though he didn't have many left, he shared all of his mints with his friends, which was very kind. To be a good friend you have to share, be kind, helpful, caring and to show respect to each other. Arlo's example of being a good friend was, "If someone falls over you have to help them."
Be kind, caring, respectful, listen. when someone is mean you go and help them. Make them feel better when they are upset. Let them join in games and share your toys.
Always having someone to play with. Someone who is loyal and selfless. Someone who listens to you. Someone who likes the same things as you. They are kind to me.
Mum thinks a good friend is someone that enjoys helping and supporting their friends at all times - in good and bad times. Conner - someone who doesn't leave someone out, is truthful and honest. Joshua - someone who is respectful and caring at all times. Words that mean a good friend: respectful, kind, helpful, good listener, funny, sharing, caring and playful.
To be a good friend, you must think of their feelings and be nice. Do things together that you both like. You make each other happy. It's someone to have fun with. Someone kind who you can trust. You look out for one another. A friend is reliable. A friend makes you smile.
Evie: I think a good friend is one who plays nicely and always treats people fairly and never falls falls out.
Mum: A good friend is someone who is always there for you in good times and bad times, who is kind and who will listen and offer advice. Also you have fun with them. A good friend is someone who is not afraid to tell you when you're wrong and help you make the right decision.
Dad: Someone who listens to your problems and someone who helps you figure your problems out.
(Evie & family)
Looking after them and telling jokes and playing with them.
Mum: Tall or giant.
Dad: Really tall.
Dom: Telling jokes and making them happy.
Cam: Playing with them.
Michael: Playing with them.
(Chelsea & Family)
Week 2 Question: What does it mean to be clever?
Being clever means you try your best to learn new things - Lydia.
Being clever means you sometimes know things that other people don't - Amelia
People can be clever at lots of different things, some might be clever at English and maths, others can be clever at playing football. Some might be clever at many different things. As long as you try something and have a go, you are clever! That's all that matters.
(Lydia & family)
You are listening to your teacher - you have done something very good.
Clever means these things:
Know lots of things.
To know when to make the right choices.
Understand right from wrong.
To learn all of my lessons.
My final thought on what does it mean to be clever is that you need to listen and work hard at school. An interesting idea is to have a reward system for people to have something to work towards.
Being clever to me means knowing right from wrong and using that information to my advantage. (Mamma)
Being clever means to me that working hard gets results. (Grandad)
Being clever means working out answers for everyday questions making me progress in life. (Uncle Craig)
Being clever means working out the right answers and using it the best you can. (Dad)
Being clever to me is using your skills to achieve everything and more from your life. (Mum)
(Harry ST & family)
Dad: I think being clever is not necessarily being brainy but to be able to solve whatever comes your way.
Mum: I think that being clever is all about listening and learning something new.
Evie: I think it means that you know lots of things and that you can do certain things that maybe other people can't do!
(Evie & family)
Claudia - it's good to be clever because you learn new things and you can get better jobs.
Mum - to want to learn and get on in life.
Troy - it feels good to be clever.
Dad - to gain knowledge and experience.
Sammy - to know the answer to something or have the knowledge to be able to find out the answer.
(Claudia & family)
Week 1 Question: What is play?
Play is: Playing with friends, going on a bike ride, going to school and playing in the playground, going snowboarding. Playing is a social event and active - usually outside. Milo enjoys structured and free-flow play, where he can be creative and imaginative. He enjoys support and interest from adults as well as having the freedom to explore independently or with friends. It makes him really happy.
(Milo & family)
Mama thinks that play is time to do something you enjoy like reading and playing with friends. I think play is a game of tag. Mummy thinks play is having fun on your own or with friends. Overall: People think play is different things, depending what they like to do.
(Isobelle & family)
Spending time with family & friends. Play is fantastic! Play is fun. My favourite stuff to play with is Hatchimals, scooter, my little pony & slime surprise.
Play is where I can be active with my friends for enjoyment. This in turn helps me relax and be creative.
Play makes learning fun. Play is important to grow as a person and learn social skills. Play is exploring my likes and dislikes. Playing makes sad people happy. Play is bonding with others. Playing makes us excited. Playing makes us unhealthy. Play is to pretend eg. "I'm a rock star." Playing is to explore and free your imagination. Playing is having fun by myself or with others. I play in my free time. Playing is to be creative and make boring things fun. Playing is a mutual experience. Playing is taking turns and listening. Playing is sharing. Playing is helping. Playing is forgetting rules but being mindful. Playing is pushing my boundaries.
(Charity & family)
Dad - Play is fun, play is interacting with people, it is achieved in many different ways. My favourite way to play is football.
Mum - Play is about enjoying time with friends & being kind.
Ava - Play is about sharing equipment, all playing together. Playing is having fun.
(Ava & family)
Play to me is being able to have time to refresh your mind for the next lesson also having time to play with friends.
Playing hide and seek and pretending to be in the army.
Running around and playing tig.
It's about having fun and being mischievous.
Having fun and spending time with friends.
Playing football and having fun with friends.
Playing manhunt and having fun.
Playing with friends.
(Millie & family)