At Safety Day today, the children have been looking at e-safety and drug and substance safety. We talked and discussed 'Stranger Danger' and how important it is to never to arrange to meet someone you have talked to online, that that you do not know. We then designed leaflets, advising other people on how to stay safe, looked at the difference between legal and illegal drugs and revisited 'PANTS'. It was a very informative day, where the children learnt a lot and were able to discuss at the end how they were going to keep themselves safer in future.
UNICEF related article - Article 17: You have the right to get information that is important to your well-being, from radio, newspaper, books, computers and other sources. Adults should make sure that the information that you are getting is not harmful, and help you find and understand the information that you need.
Today we researched Michelle Magorian. Michelle is the author of 'Goodnight Mr Tom' a book we are reading English and one that is linked to our topic of World War Two.
Goodnight Mister Tom is a children's novel set during World War II, it features a boy abused at home in London, who is evacuated to the country, at the outbreak of the war. In the care of Mister Tom, an elderly recluse, he experiences a new life of loving and care.
Mister Tom has won several awards and has been twice adapted as a musical, once as a play and once as a film.
The children completed a biography, some pop art, reviewed what they had read so far in Goodnight Mr Tom and redesigned some of her book covers.
UNICEF related article - Article 38: You have the right to protection and freedom from war. Children under 15 cannot be forced to go into the army or take part in war.
Today the children have been reading a book called 'My Princess Boy' by Cheryl Kilodavis. Cheryl wrote this book about her son - Dyson
Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.
At first Cheryl struggled to understand why her son did this but her other son just told her to let Dyson be happy.
This is a heart-warming book about unconditional love and one remarkable family. It is also a call for tolerance and an end to bullying and judgments. The world is a brighter place when we accept everyone for who they are.
UNICEF related article - Article 31: You have the right to play and rest.