National Anti-Bullying Week 2017
All Different, All Equal
This week has been National Anti-Bullying Week with the theme ‘All Different, All Equal’. Throughout the week we have used assemblies and lessons to enable all our children to explore the issues around bullying and raise their awareness of the importance of their own role in combating it. As a school we have a zero tolerance attitude towards bullying and we actively encourage all our children to tell their teachers, parents and friends if they ever feel worried or threatened. Please support this by emphasising to your child(ren) that it is always good to tell.
There has been some excellent work across the year groups and phases around anti-bullying.
Our Reception children have talked about being a good friend to everybody. They have looked at the story of Goldilocks and decided that she should have been a better friend to the three bears.
The children in Year 1 and Year 2 have read ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae. This is a wonderful story about looking at and appreciating difference, which supports the theme of national Anti-Bullying Week. We may not all be the same, but we are all equally good at something.
Year 3 & Year 4
The children in Year 3 and Year 4 worked on decorating their own individual jigsaw piece to show their uniqueness. The pieces were then all fitted together to show how being individual and special doesn’t stop us from being part of a team or group.
Loudmouth Theatre Company visited Greenfield this week and gave our Year 5 children a performance of ‘Bully 4 You’ – a show aimed at Upper Key Stage 2 children, which covers issues involving bullying, resilience and online safety. The presentation style of the show was highly innovative and Year 5 enjoyed their workshop following the performance. The strap line of ‘Flag it, Block it, Zip it, Save it, Cool it’ has stuck with the children. Freya and Scarlett in Year 5 said, “Flag it means tell someone you trust, block it means block the phone number of anyone making nasty calls, zip it means don’t tell anyone your password information, save it means take screen shots of anything bad for evidence, and cool it means stay calm and don’t retaliate”.
Mr Dove and Mrs Remmers led cyberbullying sessions for Year 6 this week. With the sharp increase in mobile phone, email and social media usage among children and teenagers, we want our children to be as tech-savvy as possible to ensure they become neither the victim of nor perpetrator of such abuse.