We had our first assembly of the new session on Tuesday. During this assembly I introduced myself to the children and they participated in a number of activities that has helped us to start to get to know each other.
We did a gentle reminder of the school values: Respect, Honesty, Equality and Forgiveness. The activities revealed that the children found it difficult to articulate what Equality means and how they can see themselves as promoters of equality. Tomorrow I will do another brief assembly on that (using the Ugly Duckling as a starting point as well as referring to Article 2 of the UNCRC) so that the children will start to be able to express what this means to them.
Each class also has a task to do, focused on one value, about which they will share their learning at assemblies over the next few weeks. This is a really good opportunity to have the children reflect and act on the values of their school and reminds us all, adults included, how we can live those values in our daily lives. I look forward to hearing what the classes have discussed and how they choose to personalise their learning.
We had great fun singing and started the school year with a prayer.