Anti-bullying week 2018
The theme for this year's Anti-Bullying Week was, to choose respect over bullying. ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ provided us with yet another invaluable opportunity to bring issues relating to physical, emotional or ‘cyber’ bullying to the for. It also enables us to heighten children’s awareness about the ways in which they might deal with such problems, should they ever arise in our school. It was lovely that all of the children from Reception to Year 6 shared their work from anti-bullying week in our assembly last Friday.
The aims of this week were to support us to help our children, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:
- The definition of respect.
- That bullying is a behaviour choice.
- That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other.
- That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online.
Our Year 6 class listened to all of the school throughout Anti-bullying week, collecting views on respect and used this information to make a fantastic iMovie which sends out a very important message to our whole school community 'Choose Respect not Bullying!'.
Thank you to Year 2 for sharing their beautiful friendship rainbow, that they worked together as a class to make during anti-bullying week.
Always remember, CHOOSE RESPECT, NOT BULLYING!
Click the links below, to download entries in our weekly Team Spirit newsletter for anti-bullying week 2018
Careers and Hobby Fayre
To celebrate Parliament week we held a ‘Careers and Hobby Fayre’, on Monday 12th November from 1:30- 4:00pm. This was an amazing afternoon and we had a number of different stalls that all the children could visit. The stalls had members of staff, pupils and outside agencies sharing with everybody their aspirations and hobbies. It was a truly inspirational afternoon and loved by all.
As Walt Disney said, ‘All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.’
Going for Goals
To begin the Spring term, each class will focus on the theme Going for Goals. This theme focuses primarily on the key aspect of motivation, with a subsidiary focus on self-awareness. It gives an important opportunity for all children’s abilities, qualities and strengths to be valued.
The Going for goals theme provides opportunities for children to reflect on themselves as individuals, particularly their strengths as learners and how they learn most effectively.
The aims of this theme are:
- Taking responsibility – for their successes and when things go wrong
- Waiting for what they want; persistence (keeping going)
- Resilience – bouncing back or maintaining effort through a difficult experience or after a mistake or failure
- Setting and achieving goals