During the week we wore red items from socks to jumpers, culminating in a Wear Red day on Friday. We also sold Red Noses and raised a huge £696.50 for Comic Relief.
Everyone came to school as their favourite book character. All children received a free book thanks to the World Book Day charity.
Our school motto is We Care, We Learn and We Shine. Our children and community is a tolerant and respectful one, our aim is to broaden and deepen their understanding of people who may be different to ourselves for example by age, gender, race, disability, living arrangements, family makeup or culture. So we have added a new experience for the children in the form of a special learning week. The week will coincide with Black History Month and fall in the last week of the first autumn half term.
We will be using books, with stories, facts and poetry to inspire the children. Each year of their school life the children will find out more about a different aspect of age, gender, colour, living arrangements, family makeup, culture or ability. Over their journey from Nursery to Year 6 they will gain a rich and deep understanding which will provide them with opportunities to learn, emapathise and appreciate themselves and others in our wonderful diverse world and also be able to recognise and challenge discrimination.
Here are the stimulus texts for each year:
If you have any ideas or suggestions for this week or another please share them.
We have participated in Surrey Feeling Good Week 2021 and the theme for this year was Together We are Stronger. The whole school took part in activities that enabled children to learn that working together and supporting each other is very important. In gymnastics the children learnt that working together in pairs helped them to plan their routines and support each other with their balancing. Classes had circle times where the children were able to talk about and how they are stronger working together. Other classes made paper chains and the children wrote down ways that they are stronger together. A lovely week was had by all!