From 12th-16th November the whole school got behind antibullying week and the theme of ‘Choose Respect’. The antibullying Alliance who organise the event each year suggested holding an ‘odd socks day’ for children to express themselves, appreciate differences and understand the theme of respecting those differences. It was great to see the children expressing themselves with a range of weird and whacky socks over the week. On Monday the theme began with a whole school assembly reminding children of our rules around bullying, what bullying is and the message of ‘It’s OK to Tell’ if children feel that they are being picked on. We also learnt ‘Andy and his Odd Socks' song on the theme of respect. On Wednesday the Y6’s had prepared some activities for each class to take part in . There were quizzes, role play scenarios to act out, friendship bands to make, superhero masks to design and many more!! Y6 were very impressed with all the classes respect for their hard work! At the end of the week each class showcased an aspect of their work from the week during star assembly.
Reception—Had looked at the story of Elmer and Humpty Dumpty—feelings and emotions were discussed. The also painted pictures of their friends and discussed ‘What makes a good friend’
Y1—Had made a worry box to put in class and designed some lovely posters.
Y2—Had spent some time looking at staying safe on the internet and what to do if someone was unkind on-line
Y3—Wrote letters to the ugly sisters after thinking about the story of Cinderella and the actions of the characters.
Y4—Had used their poetry unit to develop some lovely poems about respect
Y5—Had designed posters about how to show respect to others
Y6—During the week Y6 had thought about cyberbullying and appropriate use of social media—they presented their ideas in the form of instant message conversations.