PSHE & RSE: Blog items

Schools Alive 2024

Date: 9th Feb 2024 @ 8:10am

We are so proud of all the children who took part in this year's Schools Alive hosted by Blackpool Music Service supported by Friends of BMS and held at the Winter Gardens Blackpool. Their 'School of Rock' performance ROCKED! 🎵🎵🎸🎸🎤🎤

Reception- RSE- Caring Friendships and Families

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 5:39pm

This week we have been learning about how friendships can make us feel happy and how we can welcome new friends. We also learnt about how members of our family are different and how they can help us too.

At storytime, we read about Ezza The Elephant and his friends and family. We then made crowns and drew pictures of our own families.

"Always ask someone to play with you if they have no friends to play with" Esmai.

"I sometimes feel nervous but I have my friend who can play with me" Elisha.

"My family is big- lots of brothers and sisters" Oliver.

Year 1 Growing and Changing

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 3:44pm

For our second RSE lesson we explored how we grow and change. We recapped on our ground rules before our lesson and practised our feeling faces. We all remembered how to listen respecfully to one another and use our talking object on our turn. Today we read another story and discussed key questions about the events. Our story enabled us to discuss how and why babies need more help and care than older children. We tallked about lots of things we can now do that we couldn't do when we were babies. Finally, we created a lifecycle for a human being. We ordered the cards from youngest to eldest and labelled each picture. 

In our third lesson we explored trust, who our trusted adults are and who to talk to if something happens that we don't like. We each identified at least three adults we can each trust in school and at home.

Year 5 - Relationships and sex education

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 3:03pm

In year 5, we built on our learning in science to look more closely at the changes that take place in human bodies during puberty. In groups, we looked at the physical and emotional changes that happen in boys and girls and discussed the changes that are different between girls bodies and boys bodies. We discussed the importance of personal hygiene, and explored different products that are available to keep us clean and healthy.

Year 1 We Are All Different

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 3:03pm

This week we have enjoyed our three RSE lessons. Our first lesson included reading the story 'It's Okay to Be Different' by Todd Parrs. We all took part in a circle time session to discuss the story and its key themes. This story helped us understand an important message of acceptance and understanding through a fun story with some silly scenes! We celebrated our individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence. Through our circle time we then explored how we are all different! We drew and wrote about an imaginary friend who is different to us. Some of us drew friends with different skin colours, different hair colours, friends who were a different size to us or friends who moved differently to us. 

Year 4- Internet Safety Day

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 2:58pm

For Internet Safety Day, Year 4 discussed the positive and negative influences on the internet. As a class, we debated whether certain influences impacted our behaviour and views positively, negatively or both. We also talked about different uses for the internet and the differences it can make to our lives.  

Year 6 - Magistrates Visit

Date: 6th Feb 2024 @ 3:45pm

Today we were visited by local magistrates who told us all about their jobs and how they play integral roles in the court system. We then took part in a mock trial, which centred around a case of online bullying. Children were given roles to play and words to read out, these included prosecution, defence, judge, victim, court usher and witnesses. The children really got a feel for what goes on in a courtroom and some of us are even considering future careers!

Acorns - We're going on a polar bear hunt

Date: 4th Feb 2024 @ 7:35pm

Acorns have had lots of fun this week going on a polar bear hunt as part of thier winter theme.

We have enjoyed our sensory story 'going on a polar bear hunt', climbing over snow drifts, through snow storms, across rivers (water sprays), over the ice and into dark caves.

We have been talking about arctic animals and creating polar bears using sponge painting and cotton wool during our arts and crafts activities.

We are continuing to develop our focus and concentration during Bucket and have had fun watching snow splatts, fountains and bubbles.

What a busy week we have had. 

Acorns - Bailey's visits

Date: 4th Feb 2024 @ 6:08pm

Acorns have had the pleasure of Bailey the therapy dog visiting weekly. It has been lovely to see their confidence around Bailey developing each week. Most of our students are now confident enough to stroke or brush Bailey and enjoy a little game of chase around the classroom!


Year 4 - DT Food Day!

Date: 28th Jan 2024 @ 10:46am

What a great day we had for our DT Food Day! We started the day planning what we wanted in our sandwiches and what we wanted the sandwich to look like. Then we recapped how to do the bridge and claw method for cutting food. When we were deciding what to put in our sandwiches we had to remember that they needed to look appetising and needed to be an example of a balanced diet. Year 4 did a great job!

Acorns Bucket: Attention Autism

Date: 23rd Jan 2024 @ 4:49pm

Introducing Bucket - Attention Autism

Acorns have been enjoying 'Bucket'. Developing focus and attention skills, turn taking and aticipation through fun activities. 

Acorns have enjoyed experiening a variety of fun action objects and winter realated activities like snow, snowman splatt and snow fountains. 

Year 6 - Primary Futures event

Date: 23rd Jan 2024 @ 1:32pm

On Friday, Year 6 were involved in a Primary Futures event based around guessing 4 people's jobs. We were tasked with picking a set of 5 questions to ask the people about their jobs and had to guess what they did for a living at the end. Our 5 questions were:

Can you do your job from home?
Did you need to go to university for your job?
Do you ever get to travel at your job?
Is there a lot of writing involved in your job?
Do you work with children?
With extra clues given, we worked out that the first jobs were:
Working on the trams
Working for BBC Sport
Working in marketing
Working in a digital role in the NHS
It was a thoroughly enjoyable session in which we were exposed to a range of different jobs we could have when we are older.

Year 1 No Pen Morning

Date: 17th Jan 2024 @ 7:41am

This morning we had lots of fun learning without the aid of a pen/pencil. We started off the day with our music lesson. We used the glockenspiels to learn how to play the backing track to ‘We All Sing A Song’.  This song had three notes, ‘F, G. A’ which we had to listen to and then repeat back. This was is the style of the Waltz.

After, during our PHSE lesson, we learnt about all the hazards that you would find around the home. We worked in small groups, using our oracy skills, to explain why each picture may or may not be a hazard. We all had the opportunity to give a reason for their picture while the other children listened to their answers.

In our PE session we explored different ways of moving to begin to create a winter dance.

Year 6 - Digital Literacy No Pen Morning

Date: 16th Jan 2024 @ 1:26pm

Our No Pen Morning focused on digital literacy. We began by completing a skills session. We recapped on how to change the font, size of font, colour and background before learning how to add pictures and change the transition of slides. We then moved on to typing skills. We talked about why it is important to be able to type accurately and quickly. The children enjoyed our typing completion. We finished by completing a PSHE lesson about images we see on line and how it may affect how we feel about ourselves. 

Year 6 - Fire Service Road Safety Visit

Date: 16th Jan 2024 @ 8:36am

Year 6 had a visit from Blackpool Fire Service, who talked to the children about road safety. This tied in nicely with our school Road Safety Week. We discussed how to travel safely by foot, on a bike and in a car - especially important for the Year 6 children who will be starting high school in September. The Fire Service also taught the children about fire safety. Thanks to Luke and Chris for talking to the children. 

Year 4 - Road Safety

Date: 15th Jan 2024 @ 6:30pm

This morning we had a Road Safety assembly and then this afternoon we did some more work around Road Safety. We started by looking at maps and finding either our own house or someone we know who lives close by and looking at their walking route to school. We looked at how many roads would have to be crossed over and what help there is (if at all). Then we looked at pictures and had to decide if they were safe or unsafe. Last we were given four scenarios and we had to decide how we would keep safe in that scenario.

Year 2 - Road Safety

Date: 10th Jan 2024 @ 9:31pm

As part of our PSHE learning this week, Year 2 have focused on Road Safety and in particular, staying safe when crossing the road.  Firstly, we looked at different images and spotted safe and unsafe behaviours.  Some of the safe behaviours were holding hands with an adult, stopping and looking both ways and using zebra crossings.  Some of the unsafe behaviours we spotted were playing with balls at the side of the road, playing on mobile phones and crossing between parked cars.  We then worked in small groups to sort images into safe or unsafe road crossing scenarios.

Key Stage 2 Boccia Champions!

Date: 19th Dec 2023 @ 8:09am

Yesterday, our Key Stag 2 pupils took part in the School Games Boccia Competition. Boccia is a game designed for all, where pupils sit down and take turns throwing balls towards a target. To score points, you must get as close as you can to the jack (white ball), against an opposition and...they came 1st! Well done team!

Year 4 - Oracy skills

Date: 18th Dec 2023 @ 9:23am

Continuing with our focus on oracy this year, together we wrote our discussion guidelines. These are rules that we all agree we need to follow to be able to have good oracy skills. Afterwards, we introduced two new oracy groupings: Nest and Traverse. Previously, we have used the groupings Pair, Trio and Circle. The children were brilliant at remembering how the groupinga worked and what was expected of them whilst listening and speaking.

Road Safety poster winner!

Date: 18th Dec 2023 @ 8:05am

Well done to Thearush who won the Boundary Primary 'Road Safety Awareness' poster competition. His prize? An afternoon with the PCSOs on Traffic Duty!

Nursery Christmas Stay and Play

Date: 15th Dec 2023 @ 2:02pm

We had a super time at our Christmas Stay and Play this week. It was lovely to see so many of our parents and they really enjoyed making Christmas crafts and snowman biscuits with their child. 

Our Stay and Play sessions are a great opportunity for our parents o see what thier children have been doing at nursery and gain an insight in to the nursery day. 

Year 3- Enterprise

Date: 8th Dec 2023 @ 3:34pm

Today in Year 3 we looked at enterprise. We looked at what it meant to have a budget, what a profit was and what it meant to have a loss. We then started to think about our own enterprise for the school fair. We calculated what we had spent to buy the stock we needed and then decided on a price so that we could make a profit. Our maths skills came in very handy! Finally, we make our reindeer hot chocolates ready to sell and raise money for school. 

Key Stage 2 Choir Perform at Abingdon Street Market

Date: 8th Dec 2023 @ 10:37am

This evening our choir performed at Abingdon Street Market 🎄🎶☃️
Thank you all for coming ⭐

Year 4 - Enterprise

Date: 7th Dec 2023 @ 9:02am

This week, we learned about what enterprise means. We were then told that we had an enterprise project for the school Christmas Fair. Next, we went into Redcliffes and made reindeer food ready to sell at the Christmas Fair in a few weeks time.

Year 6 - The Haka

Date: 7th Dec 2023 @ 7:49am

In dance this half term we have been looking at the ceremonial war dance 'The Haka'. We have discussed the significance of the dance and how it is used by the All Blacks New Zealand rugby team to challenge their opponents. We then took the steps of the dance and learned them over the past couple of weeks. We have performed the dance in unison and cannon - our final lesson will be to challenge the other Year 6 class.