This week is road safety week. This is a national campaign run each year by Brake to raise awareness or road safety and help prevent deaths. It runs from 19th to 25th November.
5 people die each day in the UK in road accidents.
In school each class will be completing activities to raise their awareness of road safety.
The anti-bullying alliance have put together an information pack about dealing with bullying as part of the good work they do in helping to recognise, prevent and challenge bullying behaviour.
Monday 13th is Odd sock day in school.
This is the new song from Andy and the Odd Socks for this years day.
Next week in school is Anti-bullying week. Through out the week classes will be taking part in assemblies and lessons on this years theme of Make a Noise about Bullying!
We have covered a range of topics in our PSHE lessons so far this year.
- I can show I am trustworthy
We spent a couple of lessons exploring what it means to be trustworthy. We explored some scenarios and then created our own moral scenarios to discuss in class.
- I can select my friends based on shared interests
For this objective we worked through getting to know ourselves and our peers activities, including games and activities. We explored our interests and looked at what we have in common.
-I can appreciate the values and points of view of others
-I can stand up for what I believe in, in a non-threatening way.
For these objectives we engaged in a range of class oracy tasks and debates. We completed a diamond 9 activity where we had to suggest which of our school's key character virtues we thought were the most important. As part of our RE work, whilst learning about Buddhism we had to suggest which 5 rules we felt would make the world a better place.
-I have aspirations for the future
We have had the opportunity to meet people who do a range of jobs for a living. We have had the opportunity to ask questions. This has given us the chance to consider what we might like to do for a living. We have met Isobel Gorst a meteorology student studying for her PHD, members of our local community policing team, our very own Mrs Fitchett who is a professional illustrator and we have had the opportunity to speak to Mrs Lawson about what it is like to be a headteacher.
I can keep myself safe in a range of situations
Members of our local policing team came into speak to us about staying safe, potential risks in our local environment and what to do if we find ourselves in worrying or unsafe situations.
This week is assemblies we have been focussing on racism. Monday assembly started with sharing the inspirational story of Baljaj.
On friday the school community is wearing red to show our support of the Show racism the red card campaign.
This week was the beginning of Black History Month.
Assemblies introduced the Month with stories about inspirational Black figures from history and today.
For the youngest children in our school community we have enjoyed listening to stories about coming to live in the UK from abroad and thinking about the journeys some of our families have made to live here in Wombwell.
We particularly enjoyed the story of Floella Bengamin and how she remembers her first weeks in the UK as a child.
This week the assemblies have had an environmental theme. The week started by learning about Gretta Thunburg and how from her early childhood she has been using her voice to empower a generation to campaign for the environment and raise awareness of climate change.
This week in assembly the school community listened to some interesting facts about Mahatma Ghandi and how he used peaceful resistance to protest against British rule in India.
This was followed by discussions in class ahead of International Day of Peace on Thursday.
Within the school community we follow the golden rule of 'being kind and helpful, and not hurting others' For each class it was important t0 reflect on that rule and how we try to resolve conflicts in non-violent ways.
Mrs J Watson
Wombwell Park Street Primary School,
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