Life in Ocean

Life in Ocean

At the beginning of each school year we formulate our class rules together, based on the ethos of the school. We also play games to help build a collaborative team spirit. Ocean class is a fantastic team, much like a big family, and we want everybody in the class to feel safe and happy.

In the mornings we start the day with a breathing meditation (which we all take turns to lead) this brings us back to the moment and promotes a sense of calm and mindfulness. Then we usually do a morning activity (such as handwriting or times-tables practice). We also practise mindful eating at snack time and lunch-time, and do a relaxation or visualisation after lunch before beginning our afternoon activities.

We do all of the primary curriculum subjects, including Spanish and French, and we study a different topic each term. We do several class pujas per year for the whole school to watch, and at the end of the year we also do a class play. The whole class gets involved in designing costumes, making scenery and, of course, acting. We then perform the play for the whole school community, which is always a huge success and it is wonderful to watch the children develop their skills and grow in confidence.

Ocean is a happy, determined, collaborative place to be, where we all make a big effort to be mindful of each other’s feelings, and celebrate each other’s successes.