Category Archives: PSHE

Community act of prayer for Muslims

Bluebirds have been learning about what brings believers together and have been looking at the community act of prayer for Muslims. The children watched a film clip of children getting ready for prayer in their mosque. In the Koran it states you must be clean before praying. There is a specific order and the face must be washed a number of times. Whilst washing, Allah is thought about in preparation for praying. Washing before prayer is symbolic and is important for unity and harmony. Muslims believe everyone equally needs to be clean before Allah (God).

Staying safe

Bluebirds discussed making the right choices to stay safe both indoors and outside. The children all had lots of sensible suggestions and identified risks in some situations and scenarios Mrs Parry gave them to consider.
In groups, children composed a list of safety rules.

Cyber-bullying class pledge

Bluebirds discussed the dangers of cyber-bullying today and they created a class pledge together:

Our class pledge is to stop cyber bullying because….
-It is damaging and makes the victim feel hurt, upset, angry, scared and humiliated.

– The victim can always be reached so there is no escape for them and they never feel safe.

– Once information about the victim is on the internet, it is there forever and can be seen by lots of people.

Conflict resolution

Bluebirds discussed conflict resolution during a circle time today. They talked about the meaning of the words and how they could apply this to daily life within school.

Children considered how to avoid making matters worse by becoming physical or shouting, try to be in the “other person’s shoes (imagine how they feel), avoid putting the other person down and blaming them, listen to each other’s view without interrupting (active listening!). The children thought about who could help to solve conflict in school.

The children realised how important talking together really is, especially when they heard the story of the Two Ladies and a Lemon!

Remembrance Day

Bluebirds discussed Remembrance Day this afternoon. They heard how the First World War ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh year which is when we remember soldiers who have lost their lives during any war.

Children discovered poppies were the first thing to grow in the field where soldiers fought which is why they are significant. Bluebirds learnt how British Legion use they money collected from the sale of poppies.

Kezi – We remember soldiers who died in service. We are silent for 2 minutes which is 120 seconds.

Sophie – Wreaths are lay at special monuments.

Evie – I am going to church parade to remember with the Brownies this Sunday.

Amber – My Uncle was a soldier.

Melissa – We have made felt poppy wreaths in afterschool club.

Rubi – Poppies were the first flowers to grow in the fields where the soldiers died.

The importance of friends

Bluebirds value their friends for many different reasons. They discussed the importance of why they have friends.

Here are some:

Children looked up the meaning of “compliment” and thought about the different ways in which they could pay a friend a compliment such as in appearance, ability and quality of character.

Evie complimented Naly in being funny and entertaining. Naly told Evie she was beautiful.
Lexis complimented Dana on being kind and helpful to everyone.
Kennie complimented Cory on his smart new hair cut.
Yusif complimented Huey on being clever and having good behaviour.
Chandler complimented Joey on being a good friend and always making him laugh.
Kiall complimented Demi on being artistic and creating fantastic pictures.
Poppy complimented Megan on her blue eyes “like the ocean.”

Our own bank accounts

Bluebirds had a special visitor today called Sandra Howes who works for HSBC.

She came to explain that the children were now old enough to have their own bank account to save money in. The children talked about things they would buy if they could afford them…

If children wish to open an account they need to complete an application and open the account with £10. They will get a free mini safe savings box with a combination lock!

They are able to go to the library at 8.50am on Mondays.