NEWSLETTER 11TH NOVEMBER 2016
Posted by: Stuart Rutter on November 12, 2016 at 1:07 pm
Next week is national anti-bullying week. Each class has arranged activities as noted below.
Reception will focus on how to be a good friend, qualities that make a good friend and how to deal with disputes. We will do this through stories, role play, songs, creative activities and writing.
Year One will be looking at the importance of and how we can be a good friend. Also, inspired by the books ‘You Be You’ and ‘Only One You’ by Linda Kranz, we will be celebrating the fact that each of us is unique and creating artwork incorporating this message.
Year 2 will look at bullying and will discuss the difference between being rude, being mean and bullying. We will take a look at the different types of bullying and what bullying might look like in school, before agreeing ways in which children can help themselves and others. We will finish our anti-bullying week role-playing positive ways that children can promote friendship and fair play amongst themselves and their peers.
Year 3 will be exploring what it means to be a buddy or a bully and looking at strategies for how to help one another and to make our school the best possible place it could be. We will look at a poem about a child called Sarah Jane who is different and explore the emotions she must feel because of the way others treat her differently. Children will role play different scenarios of what can happen in a bullying situation and explore ways in which they could help. Each day children will develop a design of their own buddy or bully character to which they will add a few sentences to explain the characteristics and traits of these.
In year 4, to promote anti-bullying we will be carrying out a range of activities throughout the week. We will use role play, class discussion, poetry, and art all to raise the awareness of bullying. This will be closely linked to our own Christian values within the school. Towards the end of the week the children will produce a story board which will then be acted out.
Year 5 will be writing poetry linked to the theme of anti-bullying, and will design and create our own anti-bullying superhero. We will also play team building games and take part in activities linked to the school’s Christian Values: forgiveness and compassion.
Over the course the week, Year 6 will be developing a greater understanding of what bullying is and what impact kindness and compassion can have on people. They will do this through role play and by designing a ‘What is bullying?’ display in the classroom. Following on from this, the children will learn how to celebrate diversity through a social experiment, which they will present in a mathematical and text-based format. After this, children will be taught how to use mindfulness as a ‘Power for Good’, by promoting resilience and assertiveness. To conclude the week, children will be write a range poem linked to all that they have learn and these will be added to the classroom display.
CHILDREN IN NEED DAY- FRIDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2016 – A note from the School Council
For children in need we will be dressing up in spots in return for a pound donation. A bake sale will also be held and the spotty cakes will cost 50p each. Many thanks to parents who have volunteered, we now have enough bakers to cater for the whole school. Please can each baker make 12 cakes each.
FLU IMMUNUSATION MORNING FOR YEARS 1, 2, 3
This will be held on 29th November 2016, during the morning. If you haven’t yet returned your consent form, please can they be sent to the office asap.
NON- UNIFORM DAYS
- Friday 18th November in exchange for tombola items.
- Friday 25th November in exchange for unwanted gifts.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – COLLECTED ON 15TH NOVEMBER
We are happy to receive any shoe boxes for this appeal, whenever they are available. The children love to see the wall of shoe boxes grow. Thank you to those of you who have already sent one in.
Sharon Dean (HEADTEACHER)