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!
Year 5 have been looking into the importance of being environmentally friendly in order to preserve our precious planet. They are extremely knowledgable about how effective recycling and reusing materials would be. They brought in old rubbish from home to show just how much we throw away and don’t recycle, and they made these fabulous collages…
Year 5 Kestrels children gave their statements as to why they should be school councillors, and the rest of the class voted for who they thought would be best suited to the role. Both Niah and Lexi are worthy candidates and I am sure will do a fabulous job!
In PSHE, Year 5 have been discussing the importance of respecting others, as well as their opinions and beliefs. They looked at a scenario involving two children where ones tolerance of the other was unacceptable. They came up with their own acronyms for the word tolerance and demonstrated a very mature knowledge.
Year 5 have been learning about the importance of personal hygiene this week. They have learnt all about their bodies starting to change and how they need to make sure they shower, wash their hands and brush their teeth regularly.
As a class we have discussed how germs are spread and we carried out an experiment to look at some evidence. We took 4 quarters of potato and rubbed one in a flower bed, one around a sink, one was rubbed across a child’s hands and the fourth one was simply put in a plastic bag as the ‘Control potato”. We made our predictions as to which one might have the most mould on, and in one week, we will study the potatoes and see if we we’re correct.
Year 5 have been looking into how everyone around them can be different in lots of ways, yet they are all equal. They have been introduced to Dot and her family and friends, and have learnt how they all support each other in a variety of ways.
The fun activities have continued this week, with Year 5 designing their own super hero that has special powers to deal with all the unacceptable bullying that goes on in the world. They came up with some super ideas and were able to demonstrate their creative side.
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!