This year’s theme was Diversity and below is one of our favorite Lawford Mead poems, by Faith in Year 4. Faith read lots of different poems to get inspiration and read the poem with beautiful expression in our final assembly of the year. Fingers crossed that some of our own poems will be published in the Primary Stars book next year! What does Faith’s poem get you thinking about?
Thank you to Aesop’s Theatre Company for the brilliant pantomimes performed to children this week. Early Years and Key Stage 1 loved the story of The Hare and the Tortoise and Key Stage 2 enjoyed their play about Henry VIII! There was fantastic audience participation throughout. Oh yes there was!
In today’s assembly we talked about our value of resilience. We looked at dictionary definitions of the word…
the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity.
Then we watched this video below, a dramatic clip of an determined bear cub and the inspirational example of resilience it demonstrates in its attempts to get back to its mum. We discussed what challenges we might face when we could think of that bear cub and be inspired to persevere and not give up.
Can you leave a comment below this post and tell us when YOU will show resilience like the heroic little bear in the video?
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