Category Archives: PSHE

Recognising and challenging prejudice

To start our PSHE lesson, Year 4 were put into groups of three. Two of the children were asked to whisper to each other so that the third child couldn’t hear what they were saying. They took it in turns to be the person who was excluded by the other two children.

After this, we spoke about how the children felt as that excluded person. The children had lots of different ideas:

► Betrayed
► Curious
► Lonely
► Left out
► Upset
► Self-conscious

To end the discussion we then discussed ways of dealing with this behaviour and strategies we could use to help make it stop. The children suggested telling a trusted adult, holding in your own feelings and asking the person nicely to stop.

Working as a team

As part of a PSHE lesson Year 4 were asked to work in small teams to complete a jigsaw puzzle. The challenge for them was to do this in silence! The children proved that they are actually very good at working well together and can communicate in other ways then talking to work together well.

Stereotypes

Year 4 have been discussing stereotypes this afternoon. Katie correctly identified a stereotype as assuming that some people like something but it is not always true. Kezi then added to this saying that it is presuming something about someone because of the way that they look.

I then asked the class what they thought of the following statement: ‘Chocolate makes us fat and it is bad for you’. This is what they had to say…
• I think that it is actually quite rude and some chocolate can be better for you than others (Mohammed)
• I disagree because I eat chocolate everyday and I am fine but it is bad for you because it is full of sugar (Brooke Ba)
• It is ok to eat chocolate sometimes but not all of the time because then it can become very unhealthy (Sophia)
• Lots of people gain weight through eating chocolate all day because it can be quite addictive because its full of sugar and it tastes good (Evie)
• It is offensive because some people can’t always help what they look like (Ruby L)

To sum the discussion up we decided that stereotyping is not good because it can be very offensive and it is only opinions that people have rather than facts.

Monday check in

Year 4 had their usual Monday check in today. Lots of great adjectives used to express how they felt, like:

• positive,
• happy
• excited
• ready
• great
• eager
• good

And they shared some great news like:

• seeing puppies
• having time with cousins
• playing with DS’s
• getting a hamster
• going shopping
• watching a film
• stayed with family
• going out for a walk with the dog
• going to a baby shower
• going to a trampoline park
• having a birthday party
• reading a Harry Potter book
• sorted out own bedroom and ordered new furniture
• St Patricks parade
• baking
• ate a giant tub of popcorn

Well done year 4 it was lovely to hear all about your weekends and how you’re feeling about the week ahead.

HSBC paying in slips

This morning, Year 4 had a special visitor – Sandra from HSBC. She showed the class how to complete a paying in slip for a bank account!

The children all had their own pot of money and a slip to complete. They were taught how to record the money onto the slip, what information to put where and how the bank stamp the slip twice. One part of the slip is kept by the bank for their records and the other part is a receipt for the customer.

The children then had an opportunity to ask Sandra any questions they had about the bank or the paying in slip itself. The children had a great time and really enjoyed learning about the bank! Thank you Sandra from all of year 4!

Raising money for charity

After having a few discussions in PSHE about money, year 4 have spent part of this afternoon thinking about raising money for charity. We started off with a discussion sharing ways we know of raising money already before moving on to the main task of the lesson. The children were put into small groups of 3 and had the task to create a simple financial plan to do some fund-raising for a local charity. The children had to think carefully about 4 things to get them started on their plan:

1. What charity are you going to raise money for?
2. How much money do you want to get for the charity?
3. How are you going to raise the money?
4. How long will it take you to raise the money?

The children loved creating their plans and came up with some wonderful ideas! We had different types of stands selling stuff such as lemonade, throwing sponges at people (possibly teachers!) and even a special camping ground where the money is given to charity!

What charities do…

Continuing their topic of money, year 4 have been discussing what a charity is and what different charities do. After talking about which charities they already know and what they do, the children used the iPads to find out about some more charities in the world and what they do to help.

Different methods of payment

Year 4 Robins have continued their topic on money in PSHE and today have had a discussion about the different methods of payment there are:

We also discussed what you might use each method of payment to buy, for example the children said that you would probably use coins to buy sweets or a drink at the shop.

We then went on to discuss what the risk is of someone borrowing money from the bank and we related this to borrowing something like a bag from someone. The children realised that just like you might never get your bag back, the money might not get given back to the bank.