Ethos workshops 2016
Cliftonville pupils have been learning all about our school values. For each of the values they took part in an activity that it represented.
In this activity KS1 children learned how to tie their own laces and then tackle more complicated knots whilst KS2 children had to research a variety of general knowledge questions on the internet using iPads. Independence is about being able to work something out on your own, to problem solve and not be dependent on others.
Safe and Settled
Here the children needed to come up with their own top 5 rules for keeping each other safe in school.
Being resilient is sometimes hard and we need reminders and encouragement about what can do. In this activity children were given a paper plate which they then stuck on their backs and they had to write a positive comment about each other.
In this activity the children were asked to discuss all the differences that existed between us all. They talked about how exciting it is to have all these differences – that we should respect each other.
The children were asked to think of a target that they were going to aim for throughout the year - they wrote on their paper rockets which will now go on display in their classrooms.
Learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom or at school, it happens everywhere. In this activity the children were asked to share with others something new that they had done over the summer. We heard some exciting tales and experiences.
Finally in this activity, rather than focus on our global communities, the children thought about their class and year group communities whilst playing a variety of 'getting to know you games'. We heard about favourite foods, colours and animals to name but a few!