This week in England is Anti-Bullying week. The theme this year is ‘All Different, All equal’.
As part of this we had a Friendship Afternoon in school today. The children were randomly mixed up across the year groups and went to different classes. The aim was to make new friends, to talk about how to be a good friend and to discuss how to stop bullying.
The children started by watching a a short video about how we are all different but we are all equal. The children spent time playing and working together on a number of different activities such as friendship bracelet making, role play, construction and co-operation games to name but a few!
The children that visited the Reception classrooms had a circle time and played a variety of games before completing an activity where they made 'Misfit' books.
In the Year 1 classes the children enjoyed hearing the Elmer story and then acting it out together before decorating their own 'Patchwork Elmer' with names of new friends they have made.
Year 2 classes after a fun circle time, children worked with a new friend to decorate a pair of paper chain of dolls.
All the activities enabled the pupils to work with children that they wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to work with. The children had lots of fun together and hopefully will feel more confident and secure in school having made more friends in different classes and year groups.