14th November-18th November 2022
Next week is Anti-Bullying Week and the theme is ‘Reach Out’. Anti-Bullying Week helps schools across England encourage all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year.
As part of our work on anti-bullying, our assemblies next week, and our PSHE Jigsaw lessons, will talk about what bullying is and what to do if we think it is happening.
To promote anti-bullying, being kind and celebrating difference, on Monday 14th November, we will be participating in ODD SOCKS DAY. Odd Socks Day is part of Anti-Bullying Week and celebrates the fact that we are all unique. Children and staff are asked to wear odd socks to school on Monday 14th November. The day sends an important message to pupils that they should be allowed to be themselves, free from bullying, and helps us begin to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a fun and positive way.
Part of our learning during Anti-Bullying Week is finding out how we can support children who need our help. We learn to do that in school and in our wider community. As part of this work, on Friday 18th November, we will be supporting the Children in Need charity by taking part in a non-uniform day. The theme of our PSHE topic this half term is ‘Celebrating Difference’ and, as part of this learning, we will be talking about why it is important to stand up against bullying and also to speak out for people who are struggling and need help. We are looking at the theme of difference and learning to understand that it is okay to be different.
To demonstrate this, we are asking all of the staff and children to come to school dressed in something different to show that it is okay to be different.
For more information, please see the Anti-Bullying Week 2022 – Parent Pack.