As always, we will be running our Friendship Week to coincide with National Anti- Bullying Week which this year is the week beginning Monday, 16th November.
We use this opportunity to focus and reflect on the work that we do throughout the year so that children know how to be a good friend, what the different forms of bullying are and how we all have an important role in dealing with it. Our Friendship theme day will be on Tuesday, 17th when we will be working in our key stage groups, exploring different aspects of the subject.
Thanks to the generosity of Friends, on Friday 20th we will all be watching a theatre production by One Day Creative Theatre about cyber bullying.
We are also taking this opportunity to launch our child friendly Friendship Policy which our KS2 children worked on during several KS2 assemblies and School Council last term. Each child will be given a copy at the start of the week. Hopefully, this will provide a good opportunity for you to talk to your child about friendship and bullying and ensuring that they feel both safe and confident with dealing with any issues that may arise.
We will also be starting two initiatives with our year 5 and 6 children in order to make playtimes more fun, exciting and interactive for everyone so please watch out for information about our Playtime Peace Makers and Sports Crew Leaders.