Category Archives: PSHE

Choose Respect

Year 5 have got off to a flying start this week celebrating Anti-Bullying week. We have been discussing the Anti-Bullying slogan which is…’Choose ‘Respect’.

They have come up with what respect actually means, and have shared their ideas on why people should show respect for others.

They have agreed to show a random act of kindness to someone within the school. Keep your eyes on
the blog as we’ll be listing them throughout the week!

NSPCC & Childline

Today Year 5 took part in a workshop delivered by the NSPCC. They learnt all about the importance of speaking out to protect themselves from harm. They were informed about the organisation called Childline,
that is available to them if they ever need to talk to someone about anything that is worrying them. They learnt all about the various forms of abuse and we’re extremely grown up with their responses.. well done year 5!

Class charter

As part of Bells Farm’s PSHE policy, Year 5 have devised a class charter outlining the rights of children.

The children came up with their own suggestions and a list of rights were drawn up. We then came up with ways the teaching staff in Year 5 could support these rights and Miss Dainter, the children and myself all signed to say we agreed. It’s now up on wall for us all to follow.

Ask them to show you their signature…they enjoyed practising those.

Having a voice

Year 5 discussed being part of the school community and having a voice.

They thought about the things they might like to improve in the school in terms of its grounds and facilities.
They then devised appropriate questions that they could put to the school to gain an idea of what they thought.
This proved to be harder than they first thought. If the question was not specific enough the results would not help them to move forward with their ideas.

The class then decided on one idea to put forward to Mrs Butterworth and wrote her a letter…they will deliver it to her today. Let’s see what she says..

Rules and laws

In PSHE Year 5 have been discussing rules and laws and why these are important things to have. They started off discussing rules in school and why we have them. A lot of children agreed that we have rules in school to avoid chaos and to try and keep everyone calm and shaving in the right way.

The children then referred this to why we have laws and realised that it is for very similar reasons.

As well as this the children also discussed how people can be influenced by their peers to break certain rule and how this influence can sometimes turn into pressure.

Discussing forgiveness

Today in PSHE, Year 5 have been discussing forgiveness, following on from their last discussion on friendships ending.

We began by discussing how we might feel when we are angry with someone or a friend. We then spoke about forgiveness and what this looks like.

Miss Edwards then read a story to the class about two girls called Kelly and Sacha. The two girls had feel out and the children had to think about whether Sacha should forgive Kelly for what she had done.

We had a mixture of opinions but most of the children ageeed that it would be best for Sacha to forgive Kelly because they have been friends a very long time, and everyone deserves a second chance.

Making others feel good

Following on from yesterday the class looked at how to make others feel good.

The class had lots of great ideas:
• making them something
• taking them out
• talking about nice things

The class then looked at “put downs”. They discussed what they were:
• saying unkind things, like they were not good at something
• reminding them of bad memories
•spreading rumours or making fun of someone

Anything that makes someone feel smaller and upset can be a put down and the class talked about what that looks like in a person.

“They feel smaller.”
“They don’t feel happy.”
“They feel upset.”

Where to go for help

In PSHE Year 5 have been discussing where to go for help, both offline and online.

We spoke about lots of different help that you could need and where you would go for it.

A lovely idea from Cara was to go to your teddy bear for help. We decided that talking to a teddy bear might be a good way to get things off your chest and this might help you feel a sense of relief.

We then spoke about receiving online. After realising that Mr Baddhan is where we go in school if we need help about online safety concerns. The children have been shown the CEOP website and how to report an incident on here.

They know that they can access this through the school website and have been shown the steps to take.

You can see the CEOP website through our online safety page on our website – click here.

Embarrassing situations

Year 5 looked at embarrassing situations today. We have all been there… but how do we deal with them?
The children came up with lots of different ways of dealing with those awkward moments:

Walking away
Laughing it off
Counting to 10 to calm down
Finding a calming activity to occupy yourself
Saying “It’s not that bad!”
Talk to someone about it

The children worked through a number of scenarios and thought about how embarrassing they felt they were-
“Your mum kisses you at the school gate and some older children see you.”
“You copied your friends spelling test and your teacher has found out. She then accuses you and your friend of cheating.”

The children then put the embarrassing scenarios in order of how embarrassing they felt they were- it was interesting to see how differently the children placed the scenarios. We all see situations differently and don’t feel embarrassed by the same things.