In class 8 we discussed what kindness looks like and reminded ourselves and eachother to make small acts of kindness every day.
If you're reading this, why not magpie an act of kindness for somebody at home?
As part of the BREE project, year 5 have looked at the factors of a 'good life'. We thought about what a person needs in order to feel loved, secure and like they belong. We then decided if they are internal or external factors. Sometimes they are both!
Then we thought about what could happen if someone didn't have these things. This lead us to discuss how different factors, sometimes out of our own control, can influence the decisions people make.
We then discussed the statement 'Bullies are born, not made'.
In year 3, we discussed what bullying behaviour looks like and possible reasons why people might bully others. The children then discussed what the target feels and what action the target might do in response to the bullying behaviour.
Using the book 'School' by Britta Teckentrup, year 6 discussed the role of by-standers and up-standers in situations where bullying behaviour is taking place.
We discussed what actions we can take to be up-standers.
In year 6, we built upon our understanding that bullying is repetitive and intentional and explored how bullying also includes an imbalance of power.
We discussed how bullying is different from relational conflict.
We also learned that some people may be more at risk of bullying than others.
In year 3, we explored what STOP 1 and STOP 2 meant and created our own stop signs to help us to remember them. We talked about different kinds of bullying and the importance of telling someone about it.
We agreed that bullying is repetitive and intentional. That it causes harm to one person or group by another person or group. It can be physical, verbal or indirect. It can happen face to face or through cyberspace.
To start the BREE project in year 5, we began to explore the word 'identity'.
We asked ourselves who we are and what makes us us. As we unpicked the word, we realised that identities are complex and that's what makes us unique.
To celebrate who we are, we created art that represents the many different aspects of our identities.
In assembly we talked about this question and came up with a really simple answer...just smile! We noticed that even if you are wearing a mask across your smile, the smile will still show in your sparkly, twinkling eyes, which crinkle a little at the edges!