Category Archives: Values


Robins discussed the meaning of courage in today’s PSHE lesson and shared some personal situations of when they each felt they had/needed courage.

Such examples included, being brave to ride without stabilisers for the first time, abseiling, having an injection at the doctors, attempting a front flip on a trampoline and taking a ride on a big wheel!

Afterwards, Year 4 learnt about Anne Frank and Martin Luther King who are examples of people in history who had showed great courage.

Discussing courage

DSCF6872– “When I finally get my tooth taken out.”

Robins went outside this morning for circle time.

They started off by playing a game, where they had to change places with someone without talking to them. They had to make eye contact with the person they wished to change places with and nod at them.

They played another game that involved one person standing in the middle of the circle saying something that they are good at. Anyone who thought that they are also good at it changed places with them.
Fabian – I am a good goal keeper.
Sahara – I am good at English.
Elizabeth – I am good at maths.
Kian – I am good at parkour/freerunning.

Miss McClelland then asked what the value word is this month and what does it mean? Courage!

Nimca – To have courage to stand up for what you believe in.
Lola – Have the courage to say no if you don’t want to do something.


Then they were asked, if they could think of a time when they may have to show courage in the future?

Emily – I’m going to a new dance class and I’ve never danced in front of anyone else before.”
Elizabeth –“When my granddad has to go to hospital.”



Today in circle time with Mrs Knipe Year 4 Robins were discussing this month’s value word which is appreciation.

Robins all agreed that they appreciate their families, friends, and baby brothers and sisters.

Carley said “ We show appreciation by using our manners.”
Josh T said “I appreciate my health.”
Lewis G said “Saying thank you shows appreciation.”

Robins discuss value word – Freedom

We discussed our new value word for this month freedom.

Most of the class agreed that having the freedom to do whatever you want is a good thing. But having freedom comes with responsibilities.

Things we would like to say or do are not always appropriate.

We talked about people who have their freedom taken away from them i.e slaves, and people in prison. Also animals that can have their freedom taken away when they are kept in cages.

Co-operation and teamwork


Today Year 4 had a visitor, Phil from Peacemakers, who will be coming into school to work with the class for the next eight weeks. Giving them the skills to build happy relationships.

They sat in a circle and played a game where they had to show co-operation and teamwork, passing a plant pot around the circle without using their arms or letting it touch the floor. This was a great challenge but good fun.

Two children were chosen to sit on the magic carpet whilst their friends were invited to say something that makes them a good friend.

This week it was Ben who’s friends said he always thinks of good games to play, he is a good friend and if someone is alone he will ask if they want to play.

The other was Hazel who’s friends said she is a good friend who always plays nicely and brings great things to the class.