Living and Learning: Anti bullying assembly
Thank you to everyone who came to Year 6’s class assembly. We focused on bullying: what it is; how to stop it; and how to make a choice not to bully.
Our favourite parts of our assembly were when we talked about what we are proud of. Here are a few for those of you who couldn’t make it yesterday.
Lewis: I am of colour and I am proud.
Martha: I like football and I am proud.
Ethan: I am small and I am proud.
Nicky: I am Sikh and I am proud.
We also wrote ‘kindness’ statements about each other:
Dylan, you are kind, selfless and inspiring. You are one in a million.
Odd socks day
We launched anti-bullying week today by taking part in Odd Socks Day.
There were all kinds of sock colours and designs on show celebrating the fact that we are all different and unique. Thank you for supporting this.
Here’s some of the Year 2 selection.
New kit awarded from Premier League Primary Stars
Following our application to the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme, we’ve heard our bid has been successful!
As a result, we’ll receive a new kit for school later in the year. This will be of great use for the football team and for other competitions.
School Council, when they meet for the first time on Wednesday, will be discussing the possible team colours. The final choice will be made democratically: each school councillor will vote for their favourite.
Which would you choose?
Allerton Grange sports leaders
Over the year, Year 2-Year 6 will visit Allerton Grange to take part in PE sessions organised by their sports leaders.
There are many benefits of these sessions:
- Allerton Grange sports leaders have the opportunity to practise and develop their skills with a class
- the sessions support our positive relationship with Allerton Grange
- our pupils visit a local high school
- the children get to enjoy a PE session in a different environment and see positive role models (the leaders)
- the sessions give a positive image to physical activity
- pupils reinforce their road safety knowledge as they walk to Allerton Grange
October active travel prize winners
We’ve awarded the final voucher prizes for our October active travel prize draw.
Well done to Isla, Year 2, and Jasraj, Year 4, who won the week 4 and overall October month prizes for travelling to school in an active way.
The Living Streets’ WOW interactive travel tracker allows children to record, in class, their daily journey to school and children will continue to be awarded themed badges at the end of every month for travelling actively.
An active journey includes:
- park and stride
We want to reduce the number of cars outside school so if you do have to travel by car, we recommend parking away from the school gate maybe at our preferred park and stride location, Marks & Spencer.
As always, keep safe while travelling.
Why is a square number called a square number?
Using counters and cubes, we investigated what square and cube numbers are and why they were given those names. Once we figured it out, it became pretty obvious.
Who is Ada Lovelace?
This week, as part of our Time Travel topic, learning all about inventions, we’ve been focusing on local inventions and inventors. Having explored what inventions have come from Leeds, we now know that a female, British inventor was responsible for the first form of computer programming.
At home, as us about Ada Lovelace and the work we did on creating and debugging algorithms which she made possible over 150 years ago.
School Council 2018-2019
Meet our newly elected school councillors, chosen democratically by their class.
Their first meeting will be held next week. On the agenda is to discuss bullying (as part of anti-bullying week), Takeover Day and to consider what they might want to spend their library and class reward budgets on.
All children are encouraged to make suggestions to their school councillors (by posting their suggestion slip in each class’ Living and Learning box) for ideas/concerns to be discussed.
As part of our topic learning, we played a great game of Taboo today. In Taboo, you have to try to get your team to guess what’s on your card without saying a selection of related words.
For example, can you get someone to guess ‘playground’ without saying the words play, ground, children, swings or slides?
In pairs, the children had a card with Leeds inventions on that they had to try and describe to the rest of their table without saying a selection of related words. Some were easier than others but we learnt lots about Leeds inventions while playing.
At home, ask us about what was invented in Leeds and see whether you can create your own game of Taboo.
Anti-bullying week – odd socks day
Next week is Anti-bullying Week. This year’s theme is ‘Choose Respect’ and we will be joining in with Odd Socks Day on Monday 12 November.
This day is to raise awareness of our differences, individuality and personal choice. There is no need for any payment – your child should simply wear odd socks and join in the fun!
Thank you for your support.