KICK OUT BULLYING
Anti-Bullying Week at The Firs
Anti-Bullying Week, 12th - 16th November 2018
We began our work on Anti Bullying Week by thinking about what bullying is. We agreed that it wasn’t when one thing happens like falling out with someone, even though that can upset us. We agreed it can be a whole range of unkind things that happen again and again over a period of time and make someone feel really unhappy.
We also remembered the anti-bullying pledge we all signed up to in Anti Bullying Week last year:
The Firs anti-bullying Pledge:
We believe bullying is nasty, mean and unkind.
At The Firs we believe in living together in peace and we will not bully or upset people.
We will stand up to bullying!
If we feel someone is bullying us or anyone else, we will say ‘stop!’ and ask for help.
Year R have been using our superhero theme to talk with the children about looking after each other, helping others when they need help and being kind and caring to others.
Year 1 have been thinking about the qualities that make a good friend and writing the key things they are looking for in a friend on a hand print.
Year 2 are thinking about how bullying makes people feel and the need to stop it happening at The Firs. They are making anti bullying posters that they will be finishing off next week.
Year 3 have followed up on a Pixar video, used in assembly, which explores how bullying springs from people being different to one another. They are thinking about how we should celebrate differences between us.
Year 4 have been looking at BBC Bite Size videos on bullying and discussing the behaviours that are linked with bullying and the consequences of bullying. They have been learning about Martin Luther King and his ‘I have a dream speech’ thinking about equality and the rights we all have to be happy and have the same opportunities. They have looked at some data on bullying and the impact it has on people.
They have also begun to take groups of pupils to sign up to our anti bullying pledge (see above). It will be displayed in the school hall, once everyone has signed up.
On the Friday of Anti-Bullying Week, Darren Coleman, father of a child at our school, came to talk to the children in Years 2, 3 and 4 about bullying, the different kinds of bullying and what to do if the children or someone they know are being bullied. He was a victim of bullying himself and his presentation was a very thought provoking, fact finding eye opener to bullying. For more details about this please visit www.kickoutbullying.com.
We would like to thank Darren for coming into school and for giving such an informative and interesting presentation to some of our children.