Category Archives: PSHE

Achieving and reaching goals

Mrs Parry had a letter left on her desk which said, I have been unable to do my work properly because:

► It was too hard.
► It was boring.
► Other children distracted me.
► I don’t enjoy this subject.

Bluebirds talked about excuses being barriers and thought of other examples such as I’m no good at PE, I’m too busy to do a club, We haven’t got enough space to go outside, I don’t like any vegetables etc). We talked about which barriers we are able to change ourselves, in order to reach goals and aims. Ava reminded the class to remember to have a growth mindset attitude of, “I can’t do it YET!”. Mrs Parry reminded the class of the “Change Your Mindset” display and we read through the ways of how to face a difficulty in a positive way.

Keeping Healthy and Happy

Bluebirds discussed how to keep healthy and happy today in PSHE.

Mila – You need exercise
Dylan – You should have a balanced diet
Lily – You need to have enough sleep
Charlie – The best thing to drink is water.

The class thought of lots of ways to take exercise including running, swimming, walking, dancing, jumping, sport clubs, cycling, riding on scooters and using the pedometer in school at break and lunch time! In addition to this, the class talked about getting fresh air, being positive and only having sweets and treats occasionally.

Bluebirds thought of lots of things which made them happy:

Ava – My guinea pig (pets make us happy) and also toys
Paige – Having a hug with my mum (family and friends make us happy)
Pippa – Party celebrations
Charlie – Going on holiday
Zach – playing football (having a hobby can make you happy)

The class learnt that some people gain happiness from having a religious belief, doing a good deed to help others, being positive, living in the present and not holding grudges and being resentful.

Finally the children learnt techniques to help them relax such as deep breathing, visualisation, listening to music, meditating, tensing and relaxing muscles and laughing.

Owning our online identity

As part of Safer Internet Week, Bluebirds class have been discussing areas about online identity. Mr Baddhan showed the class a video about owning your identity online. The children discussed:

► What they liked and disliked about the video?
► What the key messages about online identity?

The video is here – click here to watch it.

The children then put together a brainstorm of different ideas that relate to owning your online identity. The children suggested the following ideas…

► Be yourself.
► Don’t try to copy others.
► Keep your personal information with yourself.
► Don’t be a keyboard warrior.
► It’s not all about getting more followers.

What to do in an emergency

Bluebirds have been learning about what to do in an emergency and also discussing what is classed as a real emergency. This was an important lesson, as many children quote the USA emergency telephone number. Everyone now knows it is 999.

The children watched a video to see what questions are asked when someone dials 999 in a real emergency. We discussed why you should never ring this as a joke.

Finally, the children write a play script of a typical conversation. Mrs Parry has challenged Bluebirds to all make sure they know their home address as not everyone does.

Managing Anger

On Thursday, Bluebirds thought about what makes them angry. Many of the answers were about irritating siblings, not sharing toys or if someone cheats and it is unfair in a game. They talked about how they feel inside and what they look like. After they shared ideas about what to do to help feelings of anger.

Anti-Bullying Week Check-Out

What changes are YOU going to make?

Ava – Stand up for other people if they need help.
Paige – Remind other children about this anti-bullying week.
Blessed – Use Peacemakers more.
Jake – Hold doors for people to be polite.
Ibrahim – Smile at people and hopefully make them smile. Tell a joke!
Dylan – Make sure I am always fair.
Millie – Stick up for others and look after them.
Lexi – Look out for people by themselves and get together with them.

Anti-Bullying Week Check-In

Think of ways to make school better for everyone.

Lexi – Everyone should get a chance to do everything.
Dylan – A school rule about being fair with others should be added.
Seth – “Be Fair” should be added to our school rules.
Jessica – You should show people that you care and encourage them to do the same. Be a role model so others do the same as you.
Paige – We could stay indoors and play games indoors at break with friends.
Millie – Give people a hug, as if they’re alright or need help.
Blessed – Everyone should try hard to use their manners.
Havana – Pupils should be polite and use the Behaviours for Learning.
Tanatswa – Pupils should use the blue bench and talk to others who are sat there alone.
Ibrahim – Pupils should try smiling at each other and be thankful and happy

Anti-bullying Week Check In

Mrs Parry asked Bluebirds, What does the school already do to stop bullying and ensure all children are happy and safe?” The class discussed the meaning of feeling safe which includes both physical safety and also emotional safety (how we feel inside…..nervous, worried, sad, anxious, lonely etc).