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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When sadness is at your door …

Monty was feeling sad in assembly this morning but getting to read this story to the children made him feel a bit better. Take home message from the assembly: remind children it’s ok to feel sad and it’s normal do the things you like doing, even if you’re feeling sad talk about it with friends […]

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Internet Legends

During this half term, children across KS2 will become Internet Legends. During this time in lockdown, when children are likely to be spending more time online than usual, it’s important for them to know how to stay safe. Any videos or useful information that we use within KS2 lessons will be posted here as a […]

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Welcoming friendships

Today in assembly (repeated next Wednesday for Y2,4,6) we learned about the importance of being welcoming and not excluding others. We also learned that all friendships have ups and downs and that this is normal! Using a lovely animated story of friendship the children were encouraged to empathise with the characters (and apply to their […]

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