Category Archives: PSHE

School Council election

Today the class held the election for their school council representatives.

A very democratic process was set up. All the children that wanted to stand for election put their names forward. Then they individually gave their manifesto (the reasons why they should be voted for). There was a long list of children and a wide variety of reasons they should be voted for:

• I will listen to everyone
• I will work hard to speak up in the meetings
• I will ensure the classes views are heard
• I will be a good role model
• I will represent the class well
• I have done it before so I know what to do

Well we were very impressed with how they stood up and spoke- a great skill in itself.

The children then chose one boy and one girl, secretly.

Mrs Sabir counted up the votes. She was impressed that everyone that stood for election got a vote.

There were two clear winner and showing fantastic support, the whole class applauded the winner.

Our two school councillors are…..:

Nila and Christos

Well done to them both.

The first school council meeting will be early next week and all notices about their meetings will be displayed on a noticeboard in the school.

Telling the truth

Today Kestrels discussed why it is important to tell the truth. They watched a video in which there were a number of situations where lies were told. It seemed after the first lie was told… more lies followed. The children made choices after each situation, deciding on what the characters should have done next. It was an interesting discussion.

The class then noted ideas- it was clear that there seemed to be many consequences to lying:

• It can lead to serious situations
• It is setting a bad example
• You could go to prison
• You could lose friends
• Telling the truth will help people
• Little lies can turn into big lies
• Telling the truth stops you getting into trouble

Well done Year 5, your discussions were very mature and you explored each others ideas well.

Personal Challenges

Today Year 5 have looked back at our Personal Challenges from last week. Almost all of us achieved the challenges we gave ourselves- ‘Being more confident’, ‘Talking less in class’ and ‘Focussing more’.

Some of us are still working on our Personal Challenge as they are on-going but they have made good progress on them… like ‘Working harder on spellings’.

One thing is for sure, the class were very positive about the challenges and encouraged each other with lots of praise for the achievements made so far.

Challenges are just that… a challenge. Take the challenge and persevere>

Well done Year 5 and keep it up.

Positive attitude

Year 5 have started to discuss how important it is to have a positive attitude towards their learning, and to always persevere even when things seems unachievable. The children watched an inspiring video and came up with challenges they feel they could accept for themselves during this week. We will see how the children have got on later in the week.

Paper hearts

In Year 5 this morning we all had a paper heart and we thought of something that had been said to us that was hurtful.

We then scrunched up our paper hearts.

We then tried to flatten out our hearts. Year 5 noticed that they couldn’t be flattened out completely, there were still creases in the paper. We then discussed how mean words will stay with people and they affect our hearts and our feelings.

Anti-bullying week: What makas us different

Year 5 Kestrels started the week with a discussion about what makes us different. In pairs the children spoke about what was the same about themselves and their partner and what was different. These are some of the ideas they had…

Osama: I am a boy and Shayla is a girl.
Isaiah: I wear glasses and Millie doesn’t wear glasses.
Riley: Me and Katie have the same colour eyes.

We finished the day creating anti-bullying slogans and banners. The children all created their own ideas and got really stuck in and creative! We can’t wait to share them in our peaceful playground protest on Friday!

Using communication skills

In PSHE, Year 5 have been working on our communication skills. Through discussing a question we have engaged in discussion and listened to each others opinions.

We decided to discussion the question ‘Should we wear a school uniform?’ From this we had a mixture of votes for both yes and no and many reasons for each. Take a look at some of the ideas below…

We then had a go at some role play. In pairs each child had a go at being Mrs Butterworth and a child trying to persuade her to either keep or get rid of school uniform. Year 5 got really stuck into this and I heard some interesting debates.

Role Models

In PSHE Year 5 have been discussing role models and what makes a good role model. First of all we identified what a role model was, with the lovely suggestion that is is someone that you look up to.

Keeping that in mind, we began to discuss what features a role model should have.

The children were then asked to write about what a role model should be and who their role models are. Take a look at some of the work…

Starting something new

In PSHE Year 5 discusses how you might feel when they beginning something new. We had lots of ideas and soon figured out that there was a mixture of both positive and negative feelings, from feeling excited to feeling worried and nervous.

We then moved on to looking at ways we could overcome these feelings…

Callum also moved us on to coping strategies with his idea of counting to 10 and started a whole new discussion! Well done Year 5!