Mrs Bushby delivers weekly Kidsafe lessons from the Kidsafe programme to our Year 3 and Year 4 pupils. They learn about feelings, keeping safe on computers, how to keep our bodies safe, and talking to trusted adults.
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.
The Playground Buddies helped to put together a questionnaire to find out what our pupils think about break times. Do they feel safe? What could they do if they feel lonely? Are there enough Playground Buddies? They went out into the yards to conduct a survey.
The results have been extremely positive so far! Our pupils think that the Playground Buddies are doing a great job in helping children in our three yards.
Year 3 made some wonderful cartoon strips to highlight the pressures different habitats are facing.
We think litter picking, and supporting the environment, is a positive thing.
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.