Show Racism the Red Card are always popular visitors. KS2 pupils attended a special assembly, and Year 5 classes were treated to workshops on racist language and discrimination. Their visits always have a positive impact, and give pupils knowledge of how to report incidents.
Palm Sunday is on Sunday 5th April this year. Year 3 pupils have been learning about the significance of palm crosses to Christians, and about other symbols of Easter.
Many of our pupils made cards for some of the people who work hard to protects us, and cards for some people who may be feeling isolated at the moment. We want them to know that they are appreciated, and to know that we are thinking about them.
Pupils across Year 2 to Year 6 have taken part in this year’s Premier League Writing Stars competition. This year’s theme is Ambition, and we have some wonderful poems on display. Let’s hope we are as successful as last year!
During one of our recent School Council meetings, we reviewed how we have interpreted the key British Values, and how things we do in school reflect them.
Some of our pupils chose stories about kindness and diversity this World Book Day. ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today?’ and ‘Red – a Crayon’s Story’ are excellent books on these topics. We have lots of story packs to support PSHE lessons, themed days, assemblies, or impromptu discussions.
We are raising awareness of how mental health should be as much a part of our daily routine as our physical health is. Our school assembly reminded us to talk to friends, family members, school staff etc. rather than letting big problems get out of hand.
At break time we could use conversation starter cards to have fun discussing different scenarios with others.
We loved receiving our Epiphany cards, letters and paper crowns from our penfriends from Noisy-le-Sec. The tradition associated with Epiphany, a Christian feast day on January 6th, was so interesting to read about. We liked the idea of having a galette des rois cake, and wearing a crown to be king or queen for the day.