Today for circle time the Puffins were introduced to our school policy of Peacemakers. The children did a great job learning about conflict resolution using the school Peacemaker approach. All of the children then got to experience the different roles through roleplay of the ones having conflict and the person using Peacemakers approach to resolve the conflict. The children really got stuck in with creating the conflict! 🙂
As part of Safer Internet Week, Year 1 Puffins read a story about Digiduck who shared pictures he shouldn’t have had of his friends online and the importance of being safe on the internet.
“Don’t share silly pictures of your friends it might make them embarrassed”. Elias
“Always ask before you share a picture of your friend”. Reva
The children were also able to tell me how to be safety online giving me lots of important tips.
The Puffins are very confident in staying safe on the internet.
The Puffins today have been learning about how to control anger. We discussed how it is okay to be angry it is how you deal with it that is important. We spoke about how we feel when we are angry and what makes us angry. We finished the lesson with reading ‘When I Feel Angry’ by Cornelia Maude Spelman and practiced some gentle breathing exercises to help keep us calm.
In check-in Year 1 Puffins discussed what we do as a school stop bullying and ensure pupils are happy and safe. Firstly, we talked about what safe means to them:
‘Being looked after and not being hurt’ Daniel
‘Its okay to talk to the teachers and they will help you’ Olivia
We moved on to what we do at school to stop bullying.
Finally we spoke about anything more the teachers could do to help.
‘A calm down/relaxing area to be away from conflict’ Maya
‘To have a buddy to talk to if needed’ Bethany
The Puffins have being discussing what makes a happy or unhappy play time.
I happy when I play with friends – Jacob
It’s a happy playtime when people are nice to met – Karla
It’s an unhappy playtime when someone hits me – Declan
I’m not happy at playtime if I fall and my friends don’t help – Tatenda
So the Puffins created their own playtime rules to make playtime a happy time and discussed the different scenarios with each other to ensure there was a solution.
During circle time today the Puffins were learning all about their friends likes and dislikes. We also discussed how its okay to have a different opinion to your friends as long as they are respectful and doesn’t purposely upset them.
As part of our PSHE lesson today, we focused on how vets have the responsibility of looking after animals. We discussed what we would need to provide to be responsible pet owns.
‘They need to be played with’ Jason
‘You need to give them food and water’ Frishta
‘You need to love them like I love my guinea pig’ Millie
‘They need to be taken for walks’ Amelie
We went on to discuss what we are responsible for.
Today in circle time, the Puffins were learning how to express their own opinions and to respect other people’s opinions. We all decided on 3 things we would like to change in our playground. We then used out sad face and happy face to discuss what the children’s opinions were. We also ensured if the children gave an opinion then they had to have a good reason for it.
‘I would like new seating because it’s too low for me’ Krista
‘I think we don’t need seats because they cost too much money’ Dora
‘I would love to have swings because they are fun’ Scarlett
‘I hate going on swings they are too high and you could kick someone in the playground’ Daisy B
As part of our circle time this week we’re showing how to be good active listener. First we started a discussion on what active listening is.
‘It’s when we look at the person talking’ Imogen
‘When we listen we have to face our friend or teacher’ Maya
‘We have to talk back about what has been said’ Harvey
After we played Chinese whispers to demonstrate good listening skills. Finally we acted out what bad listening looks like in a conversation and what good active listening looks like.
As part of our PSHE session, we focused on the emotion of worry. The children discussed what the word worry means and to discuss the times they have felt worried.
‘I’m worried about looking after my pet guinea pig’ Millie
‘I get worried if I have to swim on my own’ Daisy G
We then thought about different strategies that could help us when we worry.
► Breathtaking deep breaths
► Counting to 10
► Saying positive things to yourself
► Sharing your worry with a friend
After the children made a worry monster to feed their worries to.