2nd November 2020
Our annual focus fortnight gives staff the perfect opportunity to teach their classes about how to keep safe in an interactive and engaging way. Current circumstances have meant that we have not been able to welcome visiting speakers, teachers and pupils from the local community into school who would normally share related important messages. However, all of the staff worked hard to provide pupils with a range of interesting and interactive activities using a variety of resources both inside and outside the classroom. These have enabled pupils to participate in thought provoking discussions and to seek answers to their questions to help further their understanding of these important topics.
The focus has been on how to keep safe. Mrs Shrimpton shared important messages about e-safety, all classes have learnt more about fire and water safety, WJS Junior Road Safety Officers kindly prepared a power point presentation about road safety and even included a road safety rap for the children to sing along to! Pupils also received important advice about how to stay safe and how to deal with unkindness and bullying, led by Mrs Barnes and Mrs Parkinson as well as a fantastic power point presentation by anti-bullying ambassadors from WJS for Year 2. The children have also learnt what to do if they are lost, Mrs Beattie delivered scooter training to Year 1 and our local school bike trainer, Chris German sent Year 2 a fantastic presentation about staying safe when cycling. The children had their first school experience of engaging in a zoom session when The Dog Safety Trust delivered training to each class, they loved it!
There were a wide range of follow up activities in class including; medicines, risk and danger, P4C linked to good decision making and the importance of rules. They also learnt about firework safety.
Our PSHE Governor, Peter Hooper came into school to see related activities in action and said that he was impressed by the level of organisation and planning by staff especially given how many changes they needed to make, and at how well behaved and engaged the children were.
At the end of each week, pupils will be asked to reflect on all of the life skills that they have learnt, all hopefully serving to make them all better equipped for their future.