Year 4 had a visit from the community police to learn all labour Internet safety and safe use of social media. This was part of our topic “Lightning Speed” where we are learning all about the inner workings of the World Wide Web.
Year 4 have received a visit from the police this week. They came to talk to them about being safe online as part of their current topic. The children had to guess the age limits on games, they discussed their digital footprint, took part in a quiz and had a chance to ask questions.
Maybe we have a few budding officers of the future in our class!
Year 2 listened to the well known story of Elmer the Elephant by David McKee and talked about being unique. They made Their own bespoke elephants to reflect their own personalities and differences.
To celebrate International Pride Day, Year 5 have been learning about diversity and how important it is to be kind to everyone in our community. They have designed Pride T-shirts that they feel best represents the kindness and respect that they have for the LGBT+ community.
Year 6 had a Friday afternoon session on Diversity. They wrote what diversity meant to each of them, then created profiles about themselves to show how they are different from one another. They then found someone else in the year group that had their own special values.
Year 6 also spent time decorating their classroom door to show how inclusive and accepting their classroom is. They completed acrostics for the inside of the classroom and decorated bunting in bright colours for the outside.
We have also spent some time decorating our school gates with the rainbow flag and pictures and information about LGBT+ icons in different fields.
This week to recognise Anti-Bullying Week at West Boldon we had an Odd Socks Day!
It was a great way to celebrate what makes us all different and to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique! Here are some colourful socks worn by our Year 2 children.
“It taught me to be kind online” – Kaiden
“It taught me that playing games that are too old for me because I will be playing with adults and might be more at risk of cyber-bullying” – Codey
“If I was cyber-bullied it would make me feel sad” – Megan
“I can show people respect online by understanding they have different ideas” – Bubacarr
Further up the school in Year 6, Class 12 took part in activities to understand Anti-Bullying Week 2020. They had great discussions about bullying, the victim and perpetrator and empathy. Here is some of their fantastic work: