Today year 5 had a fascinating discussion about xenotransplantation (transplanting a pig heart into a human). This is the subject in their class novel and they really got into debating the pros and cons of having such a transplant. Tomorrow, the children are going to interview each other on their opinions; with a view to writing a letter of protest to the hospital.
Year 5 have been looking at ‘Peer pressure” and how detrimental it can be. They watched a video explanning the dangers and how important it is to be themselves. They studied various scenarios and had to give the characters advice on how to stand up for themselves
Another anti-bullying week completed at Bells Farm??
Earlier in the week, Mrs Calbreath asked the children to keep a note of any acts of kindness they carried out during the week…the results were lovely!
Some children made tea, others gave compliments to people they knew, some children helped out with their siblings by keeping them busy while Mum cooked tea or by reading to them at bedtime. Mason tried to make his own lunch but couldn’t find the ham. (well that’s his excuse anyway!)
Mum to the rescue! ?
This week, year 5 have had a computer lesson on online bullying. We discussed what it involves, watched a video explaining the dangers and made an anti cyber bullying paper chain. The children also watched the Digital Council’s assembly in the importance of following rules associated with the internet, in order to stay safe. They are such experts on the subject!
This week, year 5 decided to take a very positive attitude to tackling bullying and produced a Kindness Garden. This involved them finding pebbles in the school’s woodland walk, which they washed and painted. They then decorated them with extremely positive messages to make you smile and hopefully lift your spirits at this very strange time!
We do hope you get time to go and visit the garden if you are in school; it’s situated just outside Mrs Johnson’s classroom.
And remember… Kindness costs nothing!
The positive pebbles included…
“Keep it Kind”
“Kind is Key”
“Peace is Power”
“Kind is Love”
This week, year 5 have had lots of discussions about bullying. They had a visit from Mrs Johnson who discussed how important it was to not be an ‘onlooker’ if they witness bullying taking place.
They are also taking up the challenge of completing an act of kindness this week. We will discuss if they’ve managed to be successful later today!
This week at Bells Farm, it’s Anti-Bullying Week. The children made some super anti-bullying badges and went on their break to show the rest of the school. We have discussed the importance of adopting an ‘anti-bullying Policy’, and what constitutes bullying. Were also busy making a kindness garden to display in school. Look out for the photos later in the week!
Anti-Bullying week kicked off in year 5 today with the children discussing how the school ensures children are safe both physically and mentally while they are in school.
They came up with many suggestions detailing all the help and support they receive and are currently coming up with ideas for their placards that we will produce for the anti-bullying march on Friday, in the school playground.
They also completed the KS2 online survey for Mr Baddhan. We’re all looking forward to more fun activities during the week. Stay tuned!