Anti-Bullying Week was 12th-16th November 2018.
We spent the week in Onyx Class talking about bullying and what we thought bullying was.
Tyler KP- Bullies not be your friend.
Oliver- Cos they hurt people.
Ruby- Them will sting you.
Harrison- They sting you and they really hurt.
Soliana- Its fighting or kicking or slapping or hitting.
Tori-Jae- Bullying can be swearing or naughty words.
Macey- If they kick you one time thats not bullying.
Desten- Its everyday.
Roman- Lots of times.
It was important that we knew what bullies might do but also that it happened all the time by the same person. We also talked about what to do if we saw bullying or thought someone was bullying us.
Tyler T- Tell a teacher
Tia- Tell mummies or daddies.
Blake- We tell nannies or grandad.
Mrs Murch helped us collect all of our ideas and took photos so we could turn our ideas into a book for our classroom. We had to think about the words for our book and act out what would happen for the pictures. There is now a copy of our book in the book corner so we can read it whenever we want. You can see a copy of it here…
On our first day back at school everyone was very excited about Bonfire Night and all the fireworks we’d seen the night before. We did lots of talking about the different fireworks that we’d seen. Miss Parker and the other teachers noticed we used the word BANG! a lot but found it hard to use different words to describe what we saw and heard. We spent a lot of the week looking carefully at fireworks and even being fireworks in PE so we could develop our vocabulary and use many more words to talk about them. By the end of the week we’d got much better and we’re using a variety of different words.
We even had a go at writing in our Floor Book ourselves. We’ve been working really hard to do more writing and mark making by ourselves and by writing in the Floor Book we get to see the value of our efforts. It’ll be great to be able to look back and see how much progress we’ve made during the year as well.
Can you remember any of the exciting words we learnt to talk about the fireworks?
It was very exciting one day because we got to do some Forest Schools with Miss Deighton and go to a real fire. We learnt how to stay safe near the fire and also got to enjoy marshmallows that we toasted on the fire ourselves. We also watched the sparklers with Mrs Murch and enjoyed hot chocolate. It gave us another chance to think of all the exciting words we could think of to describe what we saw, heard and tasted.
Did you enjoy going to the Bonfire? Tell a grown up what it felt like.
In Maths we decided to make fireworks from 2-D shapes. This helped us to think of different ways to describe the firework shapes we saw. Look at some of the amazing creations we made…
We had to make sure we could talk about the properties of the shapes as well as know their names.
Can you remember anything about the different shapes?
We had a wonderful Bonfire Night Week at school 🙂 A big thank you to Miss Deighton for helping us with the Forest School Fire.
What have we been learning?
- to think of interesting and exciting words to describe fireworks.
- to stay safe near fires and also about the way the heat from fire will melt objects.
- to describe the properties of 2D shapes and use them to make pictures and representations.
How can you continue the learning at home?
- Encourage your child to use new and interesting words. For example, don’t let them refer to every big object as just big. Talk about huge, enormous and massive as well and decide which is best.
- Encourage children to manage risk, such as being near a fire, and teach them how to make themselves safe.
- Look for 2D shapes around your house and do a 2D shape Hunt. Can your child tell you how many sides or corners the shape has?