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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Trustworthy

This week in our relationships assemblies, children learned the importance of trust in a caring friendship. We read the story of Max and Bird, which illustrates this quite well.

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Well-being room

Our well-being room is almost complete. Through purchases from charity shops, donations and DIY we have transformed the former ‘rainbow room’ into a tranquil, calm space for children to go if/when they need it. It’s also being used for play therapy sessions and as a learning space for small groups. The last addition we are […]

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Find your brave

Raoul in Y6 opened our assembly this morning with his first public piano performance. It introduced the theme of the talk perfectly as it certainly required bravery on Raoul’s part! The children were asked ‘What is bravery?’ and ‘What can get in the way of being brave?’ and some of the responses, particularly from year […]

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Online safety

Over the coming weeks, KS2 are exploring how to stay safe online and what online relationships are. Today they were asked the question: Is being kind online the same as being kind offline? We watched a short video and discussed the similarities and differences. The key message was that the principles remain the same: Be […]

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