We’ve had another superstar in Pearl Class making friendship bracelets at home and she very kindly gave one to Miss Varley to wear with pride.
Will you earn yourself a CU credit?
If you need the materials to make a friendship bracelet at home, just send Miss Varley an email to the class email and you’ll be sent some threads home. Remember to send photographs too and you’ll be published on the class blog too!
This week has been a busy week! It has also been Anti-Bullying Week and everyone across has been looking at this topic.
We started by looking at what bullying is and what it might look like.
Click here to watch a short video from the Anti-Bullying Alliance. The theme this year is: United Against Bullying.
What is Bullying?
The Anti-Bullying Alliance defines bullying as: the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.
We looked at the different kinds of bullying that can happen. These include:
• Verbal (name calling, calling people unkind names, verbal threats of violence) • Physical (hitting, kicking, biting, pushing, tripping you up – anything that hurts you by touching you) • Indirect (isolating someone, leaving them out, spreading rumours, threatening looks) • Cyber/online (social networking pictures, whatsapp groups to encourage bullying, abusive text messages, filming people without permission, prank calls)
Next we watched a short video called For The Birds. This video looks at a small group of birds who are mean and unkind to a new different birds who wants to be their friend. Click here to watch the video.
In small groups we started to explore how the characters in the film might be feeling so we used role play and frieze frames to look at different parts of the film.
Bullying is not acceptable and we should not stand by and allow this to happen anywhere in the world. As a class we decided that if we saw this happening in school, we would:
Tell an adult we trust. This could be a parent at home or a teacher in school
If you see a friend in need, tell an adult for them.
Don’t keep it to yourself. It can make you feel lonely and quiet. Never be afraid to ask for help. Speak up!
Be brave. Don’t let the bully upset you.
If you’re feeling brave, tell the bully to stop!
Keep safe online. NEVER give our your name, age, address or contact details to ANYONE online.
In geography this half term, we are learning about our local area of Manor Top. This week, we focussed on our school grounds. We used Google Maps on the iPads to find Prince Edward Primary School and we saw a birds eye view of school. This means that we looked at school as if we were a bird in the sky.
We used an app called Pic Collage to insert a photograph of our school and used the features in the app to change the background, the colour and font of the writing and added in labels of key features of school as well as adding in a title and an author’s name.
This week we had our final session of Tag Rugby with Liam from Progressive Sports.
We teamed up into small groups and had a few games of tag rugby. We loved running over the lines to score a try. This was difficult sometimes as we had to dodge a defender and we even managed to pass the ball to other team members to help them to score a try.
We’d like to say a massive thank you to Liam for teaching us the skills to be able to play tag rugby. We have had an amazing time and cannot wait until we have our next sessions with you.
We’ve had our first friendship bracelets photograph sent into the class email! Congratulations, you’ve earned yourself a CU credit!
If you’d like to earn yourself a CU credit, have a go at making a friendship bracelet and send us a photograph via the class email. Ideas and instructions can be found by looking at the previous blog post about the Children’s University.
On Friday, we launched the start of out learning about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in Pearl class.
We began the session by watching a short video to introduce what the Global Goals are. Click here to watch the video again.
We then learnt about the 5 different characteristics to help us to become explorers and to help us to achieve the Global Goals. They are: Empathy, Curiosity, Problem Solving, Creativity and Effective Communication.
Parker the Problem Solver
As a class, we then decided which task that we wanted to complete. We chose the task called Little Homes. We began to explore the concept of home and community and we looked at the question: How can we live together safely and peacefully?
Linking in our current topic of Manor Top, we thought about what we’d like Manor Top to be like if we had the chance to redesign it. We thought about the things that we’d need such as a school, houses to live in, shops and a doctors. We needed paths to be able to link places together and natural features such as green spaces and a stream.