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24/04/19

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A day dedicated to exercise saw schoolchildren complete a million skips. The primary schools within BMAT in Harlow and Stansted – , , , and - took part in . https://t.co/yGvqBr2hJW https://t.co/BC8TvlDo4j

24/04/19

Our pupils are free to use the Activall units in the playground during play and lunchtime as well as before and after school- parents, families, siblings also free to use them while you’re waiting at the start and end of the day. https://t.co/3s2TIAcDvl

23/04/19

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Martin Robinson

I don't think schools should concern themselves with 'cross-curricular planning' until they have sorted out the planning within the disciplines they are keen to connect. Each child needs to understand the subjects so they can approach the interdisciplinary work with suitable awe.

23/04/19

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BMAT

The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities - is now available to view online. It can be found under the news menu on each of our school websites or you can view directly from this link - https://t.co/YuynITeqtu https://t.co/Dr9ywOBZkz

22/04/19

An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone https://t.co/ZXC2JCrYe7

22/04/19

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UK Prime Minister

“Let us ensure that Stephen’s lasting legacy is a brighter, better future for many generations of children to come.” – PM https://t.co/Q7vzkFp6Ap

22/04/19

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DfE

April 22nd is . We want young people from every background to be inspired about what they can achieve. Visit https://t.co/l22Q1g9jKs for free resources and activities for your school. https://t.co/QBQc9kUVZE

22/04/19

We will be commemorating Stephen Lawrence tomorrow on our first day back at school. https://t.co/lJsnngZr1F

21/04/19

Happy birthday Your Majesty. Any time you fancy visiting our school you’ll be more than welcome. https://t.co/wE1zNsddWD

21/04/19

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Martin Robinson

Primary school lessons on climate change: ‘children taught to produce protest letters and banners’ - firstly, this doesn’t sound like lessons on climate change and, secondly, ‘protest’ sanctioned by schools isn’t ‘protest’... https://t.co/jo2P8NCI55

19/04/19

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NSPCC

We know it can be hard to know what to do if you're worried about a child or young person. If you're concerned about a child this holidays our Helpline is here for advice & support on 0808 800 5000 or help.org.uk. https://t.co/Vxbf1Hvlbe

19/04/19

Lucky children who will get to use it. Looks great.

19/04/19

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All on the board

Don’t suffer in silence. YOU are worthwhile. Call for free on 116 123, 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year. There are people waiting for your call and ready to listen all over the world. https://t.co/8qBYsfrKvj

19/04/19

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Penguin Books UK

‘Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.’ Lord Byron, who died in 1824.

16/04/19

Welcome to those who have been offered a place for their child(ren) in September. We are looking forward to meeting all of our new families in the next few months.

16/04/19

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DfE

All primary schools will offer free sanitary products from early 2020. We will make sure every child gets the support they need to lead active, healthy, happy lives.  👉https://t.co/XXAmh276Px https://t.co/BCA3VUj3oM

14/04/19

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BookTrust

Sharing a book at bedtime is a great way to help your family wind down and get a good night's sleep! If you're looking for inspiration, why not try one of these titles? https://t.co/nGRCGFEZIh Illustration: Kate Alizadeh https://t.co/nHw1MnJrJB

14/04/19

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Ryan Holmes

Sites all teachers should know about, featuring , , , , , , , , , , , , and more! https://t.co/ZvZHcTtyZ5

14/04/19

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Literacy Trust

The repetition in nursery rhymes is great for young children's language development. We have a gallery of songs & rhymes on Words for Life: https://t.co/wndYSbLDcX https://t.co/aWP8cErT2W

11/04/19

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David Keyte 📚🎙️📺

Things I believe help children become 'readers'... https://t.co/IcHmAT9Rk5

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Anti-bullying curriculum

Anti-bullying week 12th-16th November 2018

Stephen Lawrence Day 22nd April 2019                                                (commemorated at Magna Carta on the 23rd April 2019)

 

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is: ‘Choose Respect’. Anti-Bullying Week runs from 12-16 November 2018. ABA (Anti Bullying Alliance) will hold Odd Socks Day for Anti-Bullying Week on the first day of Anti-Bullying Week (12 November 2018). Magna Carta will take part in this event to raise awareness and to raise funds. CBeebies star Andy Day and Anti-Bullying Alliance patron, and his band Andy and the Odd Socks, are supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2018 and are encouraging pupils to wear odd socks to school during the campaign to show their support and raise money for a good cause.

Bullying behaviour has four key aspects:

  • It’s hurtful
  • It’s intentional
  • It’s repetitive
  • It involves a power imbalance   

The definition of bullying is very important to understand when assessing the difference between ‘relational conflict’ – where there is a ‘falling out’ between individuals – and when it tips the balance to bullying.

E.g., if Rashid and Eve are arguing over a toy. Rashid takes the toy and then Eve grabs it back and vice versa. This is likely to be a relational conflict where they share the balance of power. This doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be challenged, it just isn’t bullying. Take the same example, but this time every time Rashid uses the toy Eve snatches it away. Rashid doesn’t snatch it back but Eve insists on taking it from Rashid each time. This happens over a number of days. In this example the relational conflict is now bullying. It is repetitive, there seems to be intent in the action, it’s is hurtful and the power seems to have shifted because Eve is continuously showing force over Rashid.

  • Children have a right to play in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Bullying is not a ‘rite of passage’. It is well researched that bullying causes long term damage to both the person on the receiving end, and those who bully. Challenging bullying behaviour in the early years gives you a great opportunity to ‘nip it in the bud’.
  • It is not a child’s fault if they are bullied. Children should never be told to just ignore it, or to change who they are. It is the children doing the bullying that need to change their behaviour and their attitude.
  • Children need to be supported to speak out if they think someone isn’t being nice to them. They need to feel comfortable to come and tell you.
  • Refer to Magna Carta’s Anti-Bullying Policy.
  • Do not label a child a ‘bully’. This is an unhelpful label and says that bullying is something you are rather than a behaviour choice you can change. Instead, talk about bullying behaviour.
  • Praise positive behaviour and interactions amongst children.
  • Role model positive behaviour amongst staff and parents.
  • Use story telling: there are many books you can use or you could use dolls to act out scenarios to explore empathy and cover sensitive topics with children, for example about children not being good friends or not playing together nicely. 
  • Challenge stereotypes such as ‘these are boys’ toys’ in a positive and friendly way.
  • If you do see instances of bullying or conflict at Magna Carta, think carefully about any ways that you might prevent this happening again. E.g., are there areas that are less supervised than others or are there ways to empower pupils to alert you to issues as they arise? Or do you challenge negative language?
  • Be clear about how pupils should behave respectfully towards each other. E.g., do you have ground rules such as not being able to say ‘you can’t play with me/us’?
  • Encourage restorative approaches including supporting children to express their feelings in a safe space and to apologise to each other in meaningful ways.
  • Undertake empathy building activities which help young children learn how to express their feelings and recognise emotions in others, discussing the way that people are different, talking about kindness and helping others to feel better when they are upset.
  • Encourage assertiveness in children who might find it difficult to stand up for themselves. E.g., you could role-play scenarios or undertake activities that show children how to express their emotions clearly and calmly.
  • Help young children make sense of differences: present positive attitudes and messages about differences amongst us all and the benefits such attitudes bring to all people.

 

Summary of core knowledge for Reception

  • Definition of bullying for pupils: when a person causes harm to another person several times on purpose (STOP)
  • Clarity of what to do if you feel you are being bullied: start telling other people (STOP)
  • Spend time clarifying and defining harm, ensuring it includes physical and emotional harm

 

Summary of core knowledge for Year 1- as for Reception, plus:

  • How to seek help from adults at school and parents

 

Summary of core knowledge for Year 2- as for Reception and Year 1, plus:

  • How not to be a bystander

Year 2 become anti-bullying ambassadors which they continue to be as they move up the school. Each new Year 2 class also becomes anti-bullying ambassadors until the school is filled with them! This will happen on or around Stephen Lawrence Day (on or around 22nd April) every year.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are passionate young people who will stand up to bullying and believe they can change things for the better.

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors believe that bullying is not a normal part of life. They support others and take a stand to shape attitudes and change behaviours. They are a pillar of support; look out for others and a strong pupil voice for the school community.

Fundamental British Values

Opportunities to learn that we have rights but that we are also responsible for how we make others feel so if we harm another person, we must face the consequences. These learning points link well with the values of rule of law and individual liberty.

Teaching the Prevent strategy

Anti-bullying education aims to empower pupils so that they are not easily drawn down avenues which may cause harm to themselves or others.

Teaching pupils how to stay safe

This unit of work serves to empower pupils and to therefore keep them safe from harm, both physical and emotional. 

Promoting healthy living

It is vital that our pupils do not think health is just about physical health. Mental health must be high on the agenda and anti-bullying will contribute towards this.

Curriculum Drivers: How does this unit of work support a broad and balanced curriculum?

Knowledge of the World

Relate learning to real life contexts, promote cultural awareness 

Enterprise and Aspiration

Promotes enterprise

Investigation and Enquiry

Develop collaborative learning, encourage positive risk-taking.

Local, National and Global

Opportunities for pupils to make a difference and contribute positively to the school and wider community- create anti-bullying ambassadors in Year 2

How does this unit of work contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils?

Spiritual development

Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs that inform their perspective on life

Moral development

There is a myriad of ethical issues and moral dilemmas to explore, e.g., I think my best friend is bullying me but I don’t have any other friends so I think I’ll just let it happen

Social development

Cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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