We launched a new half term of anti-bullying learning with some collaborative work. Children throughout school worked alongside their Learning Partners (from different year groups) to work creatively. There was some wonderful work around school as children thought how they could show the S.T.O.P. acronym we use. By the end of the afternoon all children could talk about bullying being actions that take place Several Times On Purpose.
Please have a look in the Anti-Bullying Gallery for some great pictures of the work they have completed.
November saw us taking part in Anti-Bullying Week. We started the week with an assembly using the Anti-Bullying Alliance resources. This year's theme is to encourage children to 'Make a noise!' about bullying whether as a friend or target.
There were a range of learning activities planned in:
- Cherry Class listened to stories which had elements of bullying behaviour. They identified the behaviours as they listened.
- Ruby Class made potato prints after a discussion about how the potatoes are all different and unique on the outside but when you cut them they are the same.
- Crimson Class used drama to explore facial expressions and how, as friends, we might be able to spot that someone is unhappy.
- Year 3 and 4 made up entertaining raps and dances to show that we can 'Make a Noise' about bullying in a sightly different manner. They also used drama as a way of exploring the themes.
- Year 5 and 6 used themselves to make the word STOP and also looked at how 'banter' could be seen in a slightly more unpleasant way. They also touched on cyber-bullying.
Every class chose an Anti-Bullying Ambassador and they organised the signing of a pledge. This means that every child in Carlton Primary School has agreed to 'Make a noise' about bullying if they see it happening in our school.