All Different, All Equal

17th November 2017

All Different, All Equal - Anti-bullying Week at Throckley Primary

We have had a full week of activities across the school as part of national Anti-bullying week and the children have produced some amazing work.  This annual event is part of our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum and this year the theme of the week was ‘All Different, All Equal’.

Nursery children learned about the concept of ‘who we are’ and talked about their names, birthdays, families and what makes them unique.

Reception children have read and discussed the story, ‘Something Else’ by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell.  The story has helped them to think about what makes a good friend.  They talked about how to make new friends and then made cards to give to new friends in their class. 

Year 1 had circle time where they discussed their unique traits.  They then   completed an activity about similarities and differences using the story, ’Something Else’ and two odd socks!

Year 2 used what they had learned from Mr Kidger’s ‘All Different, All Equal’   assembly to talk about and make posters about similarities and differences.

Year 3 have been wearing stickers on their jumpers with information about what makes them unique.  They have also been learning the definitions of ‘diversity’, ‘equality’ and ‘discrimination’ and talking about the difference between treating    someone ‘equally’ or ’the same’.

Year 4 used a guided reading session to annotate examples of anti-bullying   posters and then using what they had learned to make their own posters.

Year 5 have been using a jigsaw as a metaphor with each child being a piece that forms part of the whole class.  Each child has designed their own jigsaw piece  using the traits that make them unique. 

Year 6 read the poem, ‘Bones’ by Courtney Taylor and studied the image, ‘Underneath We Are All The Same’ to consider what makes people similar and what makes them different.