Black History Month

October is Black History Month in the UK and it has been celebrated nationwide for nearly 40 years. This month was founded to recognise the contributions that all black  people have made to this country over many generations.

Wellbeing & Mindfulness

This term we have all been practising methods to increase our self awareness and self confidence through breathing and movement,  yoga techniques, peer massage and relaxation. Emotionally unwinding allows us to stay healthy and alert.  

Sign Language

Class 4 had two special visitors this week. Mrs Hatton and her granddaughter came in to teach us SSE sign language (Sign Supported English). Mrs Hatton uses Sign Language to communicate and has taught sign language for many years. Mrs Hatton taught us to finger spell and also various signs including Read more…

Mindfulness-Yoga & Relaxation

In school this week we have been looking at different ways to relax using calming techniques to help focus and calm our minds. Yoga enhances flexibility, strength coordination and body awareness. In addition concentration and relaxation improves. Meditation-relaxation can help children develop a mindful approach to life and meet everyday Read more…

Remembrance Sunday 2018

On Sunday, our head boy, head girl and deputy head girl represented our school at the Heywood remembrance service. It was an honour to lay a wreath and pay respect to all who sacrificed themselves in the two world wars and later conflicts.

Building acceptance

Teaching about difference could eventually eradicate stigma that comes with feeling different. Class 6 have been discussing books that relate to Gender Stereotyping, identity crisis and diversity. We also held a discussion about using vocabulary appropriately to avoid upset and offence. ‘We have a duty to nurture every child and Read more…

Rule of Law

Rules exist to make your life better. Living in a world which is safe, fair and organised is far more likely to make us happy than living in one which is dangerous, unfair and chaotic. In year one and two  we have been looking at rules and the importance of Read more…

PSHCE British Values

In PSHCE we are looking at British Values, starting with Democracy. We have  discussed examples of democracy that we have in school. The word democracy literally means ‘rule by the people’ it is derived from the  Greek words demos (people) and kratos (rule). Involving children in their own learning process Read more…

Peer Massage and Yoga

This week in PSHCE classes 3 and 4 have enjoyed exploring yoga and peer massage. Studies and observations have shown that : Peer massage encourages children to become calmer and have improved concentration. They learn the importance of personal space, have more confidence and self esteem and learn to recognise ‘good’ Read more…

Diversity-Autism

This week in PSHCE class 4 read the book ‘A Friend Like Simon’ The book introduces autism and encourages children to be mindful and patient of the differences that exist . We also watched a short clip from the National Autistic Society,  that showed us that for  some people on the autistic Read more…

All About Me -PSHCE

This week, the tooth fairy and her friends visited class one and two .She looked at  lots of wobbly teeth and showed the children how long they should be brushing their teeth for. We read the book The boy who hated toothbrushes ‘Billy hated toothbrushes. But Billy had never seen a Read more…

A Pea Called Mildred

This week in PSHCE we have been talking about how we can fulfil  ‘Our Hopes and Dreams’ .We read and discussed the book ‘A Pea Called Mildred’ . When you encounter all sorts of adversity, do not abandon your dreams, just put more energy into them. Do not put up with unfilled Read more…