An inspiration to us all …

This week we looked at eight more black icons that are an inspiration to use all, several of whom were already familiar to the children … Yerim, in Year 6 also shared an eloquent review of Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes in assembly, which we have been reading in our book club. To quote […]

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Proud to Be

It’s Black History Month and this year the theme is ‘Proud to Be’. Each week, we’re looking at individuals, past and present, who have had to face prejudice and racism but have achieved great things. We hope that they serve as an inspiration to everyone! This week the children had to match the inspirational people […]

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Wisp, a story of hope

Today children learned about a boy called Idris, who lives in a refugee camp and dreams of living somewhere safe he can call home. We also talked about how our £1 donations tomorrow will be going to help children like Idris who are refugees living in Lewisham.

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Respect yourself and others

Over the past two weeks in assembly we have been thinking about what it means to respect yourself and others. We used Ellie Robinson’s speech as inspiration for showing self respect and we unpicked the following straplines: Accept who you are Be the best that you can be Treat others how you would wish to […]

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On Thursday, Year 5 came back from a rugby festival with the Respect Cup. It was a golden opportunity for an assembly theme, with Y5 on the stage being showered with praise, not for winning every game but for showing respect to each other, the opposition, the referees and the teaching staff. It was a […]

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Today’s message to the children was: If you find reading or spelling difficult, you can still do well at school and beyond. We looked at three famous people who all found reading and spelling difficult at school: Albert Einstein, Richard Branson and author Sally Gardner. The children learned that difficulty with reading or spelling can […]

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I want to be a nurse

We continued our challenge of gender stereotyping today by looking at boys and two professions that historically have relatively low numbers of men: nursing and primary school teaching. We talked about the qualities that nurses and primary school teachers need. We reflected on how there are many boys who have those qualities and should confidently […]

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Women in Science

Across the school, we’re exploring gender stereotypes and over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been learning about some pretty inspirational women in the field of science. Not many people have heard of Professor Sarah Gilbert. Having gone to her local comprehensive school and then onto university, despite been quite shy she worked hard and […]

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Gender stereotypes

During today’s assembly, children were asked to draw a firefighter, a surgeon or a fighter pilot and give them a name. It was really encouraging to hear so many of the children share their drawings, with roughly half the created characters that were shared being female. One girl who drew a pilot named her Amelia […]

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