16 Nov Anti-Bullying Week
The theme for this year’s national Anti-Bullying week was ‘All different, all equal’.
The children have been exploring this as part of their Personal, Social, Health Education lessons (PSHE), with the focus being on how we can prevent bullying from happening.
All classes have created a jigsaw puzzle with both children and staff making a piece personal to them, as unique individuals. The pieces were joined together and the children were asked to identify the things that were the same on the pieces as well as the things that were different. They thought about how when a person is alone they are ‘one piece’ but when they come together with others they make something special – a community that fits together perfectly. The finished class jigsaw didn’t have corners but was left with links: this was to welcome others in the class and to accept them for who they are, ‘All different, All equal.’
Some of the children have been learning the ‘Odd socks’ song which you might like to sing along to on YouTube- Andy and the Odd socks-‘UNIQUE’
The Behaviour for Learning Team (B4L Team) has also been discussing an idea where they can recognise and reward kind and respectful behaviour in the playground. They will introduce this to the whole school soon, as the focus for Anti-bullying is ongoing and not just for this week.
The children have also been reminded about what bullying is and what they should do if they or someone they know is being bullied. Our Anti – Bullying Policy can be found on our website.