MAD HAIR DAY!!!!!
On Thursday 16th February 2017, all of Year 5 – even the teacher assistants and teachers – made their hair go crazy. We all did this because in our year group we have a girl called Chloe (not me) that has Alopecia. An author called Sue Hampton came in and told us how she coped with Alopecia and how she became an author. After school, she was selling and signing her books to all of the children/adults at our school.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is a condition that makes your hair fall out. There are different types you could get – although it is not contagious – it runs through the family.
1) Alopecia Areata (AA) is when you have patchy bits of hair on your scalp.
2) Alopecia Totalis (AT) is when you lose all your hair on your scalp.
3) This the one sue has…
Alopecia Universalis (AU) is when you lose all your hair on your entire body – even you eyelashes and eyebrows.
There are a few others types as well……………
All the year groups and classes have been thinking about ‘Growth Mindsets’. At the start of Growth Mindset Week some year groups wrote down what we thought ‘Growth Mindsets ’ meant and what it was. We all had different ideas including: one test of all the subjects, thinking about things more deeply, etc!
None of us knew what it was but our teachers told us that we would begin to find out throughout the week. Also they told us that it wouldn’t just be for this week only, but that it was like ‘Anti – Bullying Week’ where we thought
about it a lot in one week but then carried on thinking about it at other times as well.
Throughout the week we all did many different activities about growth mindsets and fixed mindsets.
One of the things we learnt about was what all the different parts of the brain are and what they do.
We also designed a pit that you fell down if you had a fixed mindset – you always thought and said negative things – but if you had a growth mindset – where you always thought and said positive things you could climb back up.
Also we had a set of statements and had to work out whether they were from a growth mindset or a fixed mindset.
INTERVIEW WITH MRS HAPPY
Click the icon to find out more about her…
In art, we have been learning how to weave. We started by using paper and card. Next we learnt to weave using wool and twigs. We could choose whether we wanted to make a cross (with 2 twigs), or a rectangular/square shape (with 4 twigs). Also, we learnt that, to do a rectangular/square shape, you 1st need a warp (using lengths of wool), then wool to weave in and out of the warp. For the cross, we would go over one twig, wrap the wool around it, then go under the next twig and so on until we had done it for most of the cross/twigs…….