16th – 20th November
During the week everyone in school was involved in raising awareness of Anti-Bullying, culminating in a celebration on Friday where everyone wore ‘Blue’
Amelia wrote her pledge against bullying at home.
Staff and children alike wore Blue to beat Bullying!
Face Painting was in full flow over break and lunchtime.
Miss Ashton baked buns throughout the week – all with a Blue Theme.
Year 3 discussed the meaning of bullying. They were finding out how they can help each other, who children can go to for advice and where the ‘worry’ boxes are in school. As well as this, they exploredemotions and feeling through a range of stories.
Year 4 disucssed the definition of bullying to enable all the children to gain a better understanding of it. They also looked at how they can communicate without using words.
Year 5 studied Anti-bullying poetry – acrostic, rhymes and personification poetry. ‘Notes to a Friend’ – children picked a member of the class (out of a hat) to write a kind note to, outlining their good qualities. Agony Aunt/Uncle – children took on the role of children being bullied who were writing for help. Other children then adopted the role of the agony Aunt/Uncle to reply with suggestions for dealing with the situation.
Year 6 worked together as a Year Group; performing two songs which were then analysed and reflected upon then shared with the rest of their peers. Another activity was where paper hearts are crumbled to be re-straightened to mirror the irreparable damage done and a play on words at the end about making a stand.
On Friday, school came together with Ann Foxley-Johnson to share our thinking about Anti-Bullying. We discussed the importance of embedding all our learning and taking it forward to make us a stronger school.
Our Problem Solvers introduced themselves to the rest of the school and explained the role and the training they had undertaken so far.