Today we have celebrated odd socks day by wearing our odd socks to school! Most importantly, Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!
There’s a serious message behind the fun: pull on odd socks to show we’re ALL unique and different, and let’s be kind to each other and respect each other’s individuality. We also noticed so many things that are the same about us and know that we are all in this school together and have a responsibility to take of each other.
We celebrated friendships at school with a 'friendship afternoon'. Children visited a different class this afternoon and played with children from reception, Year 1 and Year 2. They all had lots of fun but understand the message behind the fun...
It is antibullying week and this year's theme is REACH OUT. We talked about bullying being a repeated behaviour that is on purpose and it hurts someone physically or emotionally. We have taught the children to STOP bullying (S start T telling O other P people). The children know that all adults at school are here to listen to them and support them and will help them if they have a problem.
During friendship afternoon we practised REACHING OUT to new friends by asking if they are ok, asking if they are happy and if we can help them.
We all had a fantastic, fun afternoon!