This week was our first session at Monkscroft Care Centre. We enjoyed singing songs with the residents and learning more about each other.
Today we went back to Monkscroft Care Centre to work on the completed version of our What makes us happy poem. We listened to Judith read the poem to us all and then we picked lines to read aloud. We recited our poem. Everyone was really proud and loved hearing it. Our next task is to add illustrations to the poem before we submit it to the competition.
'Reading the poem was a really nice thing to do. The residents were really lovely and welcoming. Us being there put a smile on their faces!' reflected Rizvika - Y5
Some KS2 children went to Monkscroft Care Centre to work with some residents to write a poem. The theme was happiness. We worked in groups to write down things that make us happy on different days of the week. One of the residents is going to put all of our ideas together to draft a finished poem. We can't wait to see it! We might even enter it into a competition.
During Well Being Week, Year 4 went on a Well-being walk to deliver a 'Random Act of Kindness'. Each child has created a picture to make someone smile and brighten their day. They were then able to post their picture through a letter box. We had a great time and really brightened everyones day.
Year 6 designed and made motivational posters for our local residents and delivered them in secret - all with the hope of putting a smile on someone's face.
During Well Being Week, Year 5 went to Monkscroft Care Centre to deliver a 'Random Act of Kindness'. Each child has created a picture to make someone smile and brighten their day. They were then able to give their picture to a resident. We had a great time and really brightened everyones day.
'I loved being kind' said Miriann.
'It made me feel happy to see all of their smiles' added Lyra.
Year 6 took drawings (with positive messages) to be shared with the residents of Monkscroft Care Centre. We did this as part of our Random Acts of Kindness.
We created a joint piece of artwork with Monkscroft Care Centre. We created self-portraits and then they were combined with the portraits created by residents and staff. The piece of artwork was displayed in Cheltenham Library in town until the 16th December.
Year 4 had a zoom session with residents from Monkscroft Care Centre, where they shared their memories of the Queen's Coronation and previous Jubilees. We were so surprised to learn that not everyone had a television, and that they met in each other's houses to watch it on a 9 inch television!
Three lovely residents then joined is with our Street Party fun!
During Well Being Week, Year 5 Ezra went to Monkscroft Care Centre to smile and wave from outside. We had drawn lots of pictures to make them smile and loved seeing their smiling faces when we dropped them off.
Year 3 walked to Monkscroft Care Centre to perform our dance 'Walk Like An Egyptian'. The residents and staff loved it! We then spent time talking to and dancing with the residents. We shared all of the Egyptian facts we had learnt in our lessons. We had a lovely morning.
Year 4 went to Monkscroft Care Centre in their World Book Day costumes. We took our favourite book and some mindfulness colouring.
"I enjoyed spending time with the residents and reading to all of them," exclaimed Nadia Y4.
Year 4 took their school reading books and favourite books to share with the residents at Monkscroft Care Centre. We wanted to share our love of reading with the residents. Everyone had a great morning!
"I loved going to Monkscroft because they listened to every word we said of our story," Libbie Y4.