Two passionate and well organised pupils in Year 4 ran their own anti-bullying writing competition for pupils. Here they are with the winner and here is her winning poem, voted for by our School Council…
YOU SHOULD NOT BULLY
N o bullying because it’s mean
O ne should not start
B e kind and don’t hurt
U se kind feet and hands
L ove is what we need, not bullying
L ight side is the right thing not the bullying side
Y ou should not bully each other because it will hurt someone’s feelings
I n school or anywhere you shouldn’t be mean
N owhere is the place to bully
G o to someone like your teacher if someone bullies you
We hope to have another online advent calendar on our website this year but we need YOUR art to make it happen.
Give your winter and Christmas themed art work (ideally on A4 paper) to your teacher or to me and one day in December it could appear on the advent calendar and help people get excited about this holiday season!
Today we talked about what bullying really is and what we can do to tackle it. We talked about the ‘STOP’ rule for recognising a problem and then solving it…
Bullying is when someone is hurting or unkind to the same person…
When that happens we need to…
Adults in school will always be ready to listen and help you.
The theme for anti-bullying week this year is ‘Choose Respect’. Lucky for us, RESPECT is one of our values! I asked Reception and KS1 how we can show RESPECT to others. They had some brilliant answers…
care for others
use kind words, hands and feet
play with people who look sad
think about others
take care of people’s things
listen to each other
Let’s all remember these things and work as a team to make sure everyone feels safe and happy at school so they can do their very best learning.
Have you got any other top tips for each other? What anti-bullying motto and promises did you and your class come up with this week?
There was a lot to remember in our celebration assembly today!
Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Choose Respect
Next week is National Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year is ‘Choose Respect’.
To kick things off, on Monday, pupils and staff at schools across the country (including Lawford Mead!) will be wearing odd socks to show that we celebrate and value our differences. No donation required.
There is also an Anti-Bullying writing competition. You can write whatever you like, a poem, a story…as long as it has an anti-bullying or respect theme. There can be an element of drawing, especially for younger children. You can hand your entries to Miss Cope, Miss Dearing or a member of School Council. The deadline is next Friday, November 16th.
Children In Need
Next Friday is also Children in Need day.
Wristbands (£1) and bookmarks (10p) will be on sale in the playground during break and lunchtimes throughout the week….until we run out!
Friday is our spotty/polka dot themed non-uniform day. Please bring donations of at least 50p.
It’s going to be a fun week. What are you looking forward to most? Thank you to School Council for all they are doing to organise these events.
School Council have also been selling poppies and we were very proud of all the children this morning when we all held a respectful and thoughtful minute’s silence in assembly.
In our KS2 assembly today we talked about Halloween and, although not everyone chooses to celebrate it, it is time when people laugh and have fun with ‘scary’ things. Facing fears with a smile means those fears are not really very scary anymore!
In one of the Harry Potter books, the pupils at Hogwarts learn the ‘Riddikulus’ spell to help them defeat a ‘boggart’. A boggart is a magical (made up!) creature that takes the shape of your worst fear. The spell allows you to turn that scary image into something funny, so you are no longer afraid. For Ron Weasley the boggart makes him imagine a giant spider, but the spell lets him imagine the spider in roller skates so he just laughs at it!
At Lawford Mead, our values of PASSION and RESILIENCE are our ‘spells’ against any fears and worries we might have in school. In assembly, one pupil said she is sometimes scared of getting things wrong in lessons. We discussed how that is never something we need to be afraid of if we show those values of passion (by remembering to have fun and approach learning with a smile) AND resilience (by remembering that mistakes help us learn and never giving up).
Can you leave a comment below saying what you are sometimes afraid of and what you can do to help you ‘laugh in the face of fear’?
And remember, if you do go ‘trick or treating’, please be SAFE, be KIND and show our values of RESPECT and INTEGRITY.
We are all feeling a little tired but very proud at Lawford Mead this week, having taken part in our yearly Race For Life event for Cancer Research UK at Chelmsford Sport and Athletic Centre. Visit our Highlight gallery to see pictures and leave a comment. If you can and haven’t already, please donate and help us beat our £1,000 target! A HUGE thank you to all who have donated.
In other news, every week in our Friday celebration assembly, we congratulate our ‘Writers of the week’. You can read their work on each year group blog. This week our aspiring authors were…
Henry in Year 1 for using conjunctions to extend his writing
Isabelle in Year 2 for using phonics to support her writing
Connor in Year 3 for writing an interesting diary entry
Callum in Year 4 for a brilliant calligram using personification
Chloe in Year 5 for varying sentence openers in a description
Felicity in Year 6 for a detailed biography on Banardo