During Anti-bullying Week the children in each class worked together on a different theme related to anti-bullying. The children thought about what they could put on their class page to help show everyone that we all want bullying to stop. The class contributions were compiled into a booklet. Each class has 2 copies in their class so that children can read about the helpful ways to deal with bullying behaviour. Just before we broke up for half term, your child should have brought home their own colour copy of the booklet. The booklet reminds us that Oakwood is a Telling School. Please take time to look through this booklet with your child; it contains some very helpful information from the children about how to be a good friend and what to do if you encounter bullying.
Feedback from the children.
Mrs Sparrow talked with children from every class to find out what they thought about the booklet and find out ways that we can improve it and what more we could do to make our school a safe and happy place to learn. One aspect that children in key stage 2 wanted to see more information on was Cyber-bullying. As a result Mr Mann held an assembly on Internet Safety on Monday. The assembly included a group of children showing how to make sure any communication via emails or messages were safe and respectful so that it was not a means to verbally bully anyone. It also covered the importance of not sharing your personal details with anyone.
Some other children requested more posters on friendship and anti-bullying for the playground. The school has now ordered additional playground signs and they will be displayed as soon as they arrive in school.
Some of the other actions for school included:
Put up behaviour posters in the pods.
Add some role play scenarios to assemblies about golden rules and anti-bullying.
Add more information on cyber-bullying in the booklet.
The school will plan to address the requests from the children during the following terms.
Finally here are some of the comments from the children about the booklet.
“I like the page about being kind because it shows people how to be best friends.” Libby T
“It tells you who you can tell and if you don’t tell it will keep going on.” Aaron G
“I like the bit about fogging because it shows you the way to treat bullies.” Harry W
I like it because it’s colourful and shows people how to stick up for each other. I don’t understand why people bully, it’s pointless. ” Deacon B
“People bully and try to be cool but they are not cool.” Billy C
“It’s written by children so it’s more child friendly. It’s got some powerful messages.” Ethan C
Life Education Caravan - November 2015
We would like to share some super feedback from Andrew Hartley after visiting our school with the Life Education Caravan this term.
‘Thank you for your hospitality last week for our annual visit. I wanted to let you know that we had a hugely positive time, working with each class and with a real sense of building on so much excellent work in PSHE at Oakwood.
Your pupils were their usual friendly, welcoming selves and their enthusiasm for their visits to the mobile classroom made for really positive sessions. I felt that they are continuing to demonstrate excellent speaking and listening skills, and showed lots of examples of being able transfer these skills, as well as their knowledge and understanding, from their class based work. We were able to explore in depth, across the ages, key health themes around the human body and its needs and functions.
I was grateful too for the opportunity to work with your regular parents group. Their evident confidence in being part of school life enabled us to have a very interesting conversation about health education issues. The effectiveness of our work is really enhanced by being able to make such connections between school and parents. You have had such a difficult year since our previous visit. I can only say that the warmth and the positive attitudes we encountered this time are a tribute to the whole Oakwood community’.
As a result of feedback from children when discussing our newly published Anti-bullying Booklet, we included an assembly on Internet Safety. Mr Mann organised the assembly with some of the children in year 6. The children were able to demonstrate how to make sure any communication via emails or messages were safe and respectful so that it was not a means to verbally bully anyone. Mr Mann also talked about the importance of not sharing your personal details with anyone.
Treat your personal details like a toothbrush...don't share them with anyone!