Last week, our Living and Learning focus was how to seek help when it is needed. Asking for help is important in lots of different situations. We discussed how it could be something smaller like asking for help during a lesson or something bigger like asking for help with friendships or family.
The children watched the NSPCC assembly where it highlighted children’s rights and gave the clear message of ‘Speak out, Stay safe’. The children identified who their own trusted adults are and felt comfortable that they could ask for help.
This is a topic that we talk about often in school but it’s important that it is spoken about openly at home too! In circle time, we all shared how it makes us feel to have to ask for help and there were lots of mixed feelings. For example, feeling worried or silly but also feeling confident and happy.
Help at home: Visit the Childline website, which has age-appropriate advice for children on topics such as bullying. It also has games and other interactive tools.