Category Archives: PSHE

Power of advertising

Today Year 4 looked at the power of advertising. We are bombarded by adverts on the television, when we are playing games online, newspapers, magazines, billboards on the streets, on the radio and in shops.

Year 4 discussed how they adverts influence what we buy. There are lots of ways that adverts and packaging make us want to buy the product. There are bright packages, enticing pictures, celebrity endorsements, special offers and catchy jingles.

Robins had a lot of fun recalling jingles and different adverts that they liked (even though they don’t buy or want that product). It is interesting to see the power of the advertising how these influence us by staying in our heads.

Some of the class’ favourites were Go Compare, McDonalds, Tesco’s, Coca Cola, to name just a few.

Can you recognise any of these famous brands just with small clues? Have a go…

Reflections of the year

It’s gratitude that brings us happiness

Robins have reflected on their positive achievements, happy moments and things they are grateful for.

They include:

  • Looking after Dad and the rest of the family.
  • Great friend
  • Happy school
  • Seeing family in these special times.
  • Grateful that mum helped with my times-tables.
  • Perseverance and overcoming struggles.
  • Becoming a Rock Legend on TTRS.
  • Improved Handwriting / Reading / English
  • Grateful for great friends and great teachers.


December is a time for thoughtfulness

   A Friend In Need is a Friend Indeed. 



Be thoughtful, what you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
Confucius ( 551 B.C. – 479 B.C.)


Yusuf Ali: For those who believe and work righteous deeds, there will be Gardens of Bliss,-

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
The “Golden Rule” of Leviticus 19:18 was quoted by Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 7:12; see also Luke 6:31) and described by him as the second great commandment.

Regardless of your faith or beliefs, in the UK, December is a time when people  do good for one another. Our value for the month is thoughtfulness. Ava and Kenzie our super journalists decided they would investigate Robins views on the importance of thoughtfulness. They recorded the notes all by themselves and below are some of the highlights.


Celebrating similarities and embracing differences

It’s Anti Bullying week and Robins have highlighted the importance of celebrating similarities as well as embracing differences.

Our class has a zero tolerance to bullying and everyone has shared their thoughts on how friendly and wonderfully diverse our class is. Together we are united against bullying.

Did you know that over the past few weeks Robins have been sharing different languages on how to greet. This week we decided we should have a language wall.

Thank you, Layla, and Tanatswa for helping out!

How many different languages can you remember?

Robins against bullying!

Anti-Bullying is a something Robins feel strongly about. We have been wearing our badges with pride and this morning our super journalist Ava collected found out what our class thought about the question, Why is  Anti-Bullying Week  important?. As she was asking around, she wrote down key thoughts.

Points include..

Lilly W – Bullying is really rude. We need to stop it.

Pippa – It’s important as it helps us stop bullying.

Millie – It helps us be aware of what is bullying and how not to be a bully.

Dylan – It shows the importance of why people must not bully.

Zach– It’s important as it’s all about how to stop bullying.

Tanatswa – It’s an opportunity to celebrate differences, that’s why we wear the odd socks.

Paige – Reminds us that we have to know each other’s differences.

Video: Children in Need

It has been a fun and eventful week with many important activities including Remembrance Day and Children in Need. (Thank-you Zach for sharing information about your Grandad.)

Thank you to all Robins for your donations. Before break we decided to have a bit of fun by building confidence and showing that we are proud of our support.

Moreover, we showed excellent behaviours for learning in during our handwriting. Well done! We’re on the way to getting our pen licences.

Extension: Here is a short fact file for Children in Need. Don’t forget we must read every day and at least three times a week at home.

Anti-Bullying Week

Year 4 started the week by putting on their badges with their antibullying slogans on. We looked at what it means- making sure we know that bullying is when there is persistent picking on someone. We all know that it is unacceptable and that we have to stand up for ourselves and others if we see it happening.

To show that we are all different and that we accept our differences we all came into school with odd socks on! Have a look at our odd socks – Can you guess which ones are Mrs Sabir’s?

Watch this space for our other antibullying work and our badges…

Video: Celebrating Diwali

Diwali ਦੀਵਾਲੀ , celebrated on Saturday 14th November this year, is one of the biggest events in the Hindu calendar.

Marked with lamp-lighting, fireworks and feasts, this five-day festival commemorates the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil.

Today, Dylan introduced to the class the importance of Diwali and how he celebrates it.

Funky Fridays

Well done Robins, you’ve made it! Hopefully you’ve had fun completing the activities on our home learning site. Don’t forget to bring your work and zip back back to school on Monday!

Today is Funky Fridays so I thought I’d share with you this dance and maths video.

I know we haven’t covered the 12x table yet but this song and dance might be a funky way to help you remember it! Click here to access it

Dance and Physical exercise is very good for both your body and mind. Don’t’ forget to have a go with Mr Gill’s PE lessons at home. Below is Mr Lo’s favourite one!

Click here to find out more about the Cricket Rebound Catch

Finally, I’d like to thank all the pupils who e-mailed in some of the work. It was really nice to see your lovely work!