2017-2018

16th July How can we all demonstrate good behaviour?

  • Love one another
  • By keeping to our school rules – Kind hands, kind feet, kind words
  • We ignore things that make you upset, try not to make people angry
  • Respect each other
  • Showing good behaviour to the younger ones – set an example
  • Be respectful to everyone and everything
  • Open the door for people – have good manners
  • Help each other
  • Include everyone
  • Be kind
  • Greet people
  • Don’t fight and argue
  • Follow the school rules
  • Listening and looking
  • Be mindful – look where you walk
  • Be kind and thoughtful
  • If you have nothing nice to say then don’t say it
  • Be quiet and peaceful
  • Share things like equipment
  • Use your Christian values in school
  • Be independent
  • Use your intelligence
  • No slacking – work hard – focus
  • Listen to each other
  • Make new people feel welcome
  • Demonstrate good behaviour
  • No sarcasm
  • Stay focused
  • Be a good friend
  • Show good listening, good sitting and show people you care
How can we make house teams more meaningful?

  • Learn about our house team named scientist
  • Have a team captain
  • Themes for house teams
  • Go to places in our house teams
  • Get rid of house teams
  • Bring back the manners cup
  • Top table – based on how we behave
  • Sit next to different people at lunchtime so we get to know people
  • House team plays to show others
  • House team raffles
  • Show and tell in house teams
  • House team worship – sharing
  • Do more learning in houses

Have challenges that could be done each month/term

-puzzles

-maths challenge

-fundraising challenges (longest coin line)

-learn a new sport

-PE challenges – football, basketball, netball

-spelling bee competitions

-treasure hunt

-healthy eating

-tree cimbing

 

House rewards that might include

-extra playtime

-picnic

-park

-cooking

-Wittenham Clumps

-Treasure chest

8th June How would you like to see your writing celebrated at St Blaise?

  • I like the writing wall in the library – I want my work on there
  • Read out people’s work in assembly x 12
  • Read out bits of our writing in assembly
  • Being congratulated in assembly
  • Make class books
  • Make our own books and share them
  • Write on achievement cards
  • There should be a board outside each class to show everybody’s work in each class not just the best ones.
  • Put it on the website x 15
  • Showcase where we get to share our work with everyone and parents like Maple did
  • I would like to have more days where our parents can come in and see our work that we’ve done x 10
  • Have my work on the writing wall in the classroom and the library
  • Have my work read out in class
  • Put it on display x18
  • Make a display wall in the hall so everyone can see our writing – parents can see this in assembly
  • Newsletter
  • Somebody reads out there work at the end of each day
  • Have a writing wall in class where our work is displayed
  • Reading our stories to our friends – it makes you feel great when people say it’s good
  • Have a time when we can all go and look at each other’s work in different classes
  • Have a frame in the hall where amazing writing could go

What makes your writing within class purposeful?

  • Sharing our stories and work with other people
  • If you write stories then they should be for other people to read and enjoy not just for the teacher to mark.
  • It will help you get GCSE’s and a job
  • It might help you to become an author one day and give you a career
  • Writing shows the true you
  • If it’s for others to read then it makes you improve your handwriting
  • Allowing people to write in different styles and express themselves in different ways
  • Showing it to our families
  • Showing Mrs Kirkham and Mrs Leach
  • Displaying our work on the walls around the school
  • Showing it to our Mums and Dads
  • Sharing our work with others because then we get to hear how much other people like it and you feel proud
  • Showing it to our Nan and Gramp
  • Creating a showcase of our work for everyone to see
  • Sending letters to the actual people – it’s great when you get a reply.
  • Writing to Julia Donaldson
  • It makes you feel really proud when your work is put on display
  • Making actual book of your story and being able to show it to others
  • Letters are purposeful if you actually send them because they could make someone’s day.
  • Helping me practise ready to become a bestselling author
  • It gives you chance to express your ideas and let others read them
What do you enjoy most about writing?

  • Writing from my imagination
  • Writing non-fiction reports about things we learn in class
  • Non-fiction because you get to learn new facts and information
  • Stories because you can be creative
  • Practising my handwriting
  • I enjoy that I can choose what happens
  • When everyone is writing its quiet
  • Writing songs
  • Getting to share my ideas with others as they don’t always listen when I talk
  • Writing about funny bones – that was fun!
  • Finding out new facts and writing about them
  • Expressing yourself in a way that you can’t always when speaking
  • Joining up my handwriting – I’m getting better at it
  • Writing letters to people – especially good when you get a reply
  • Letters – letters can make someone’s day – my Gran loves getting letters
  • Making our own books
  • Stories – your imagination can go wild!
  • Writing about sharks and animals
  • Writing lets me say what’s on my mind and then I feel better
  • Making up stories
  • Riddles and funny poems which make people laugh
  • Poems are good because they ate creative
  • Making books with pictures and stories
  • Showing people how creative and imaginative I am
  • Expressing my ideas and thoughts
  • It’s time to be peaceful and allows you to think and be calm
  • Your imagination can flow and you create something of your own which no-one can say is wrong
  • My mind can go free
  • It’s great fun!
  • Writing stories because stories are amazing
  • Learning different styles of writing which will help me in life
  • Learning from my mistakes and getting better at writing so one day I might be an author
  • Using my imagination
  • Expressing your ideas and using my imagination
18th May Why should we respect our school environment? 

  • Money to repair which means we will get less equipment
  • If we don’t it will get worse
  • The property doesn’t belong to us – we are just looking after it- there will be other pupils after us
  • People might think we are a bad school
  • Because it is God’s creation
  • So the school doesn’t lose money
  • Prepare ourselves for the future
  • We need to be wise otherwise it will be ruined
  • To help the environment
  • To keep safe
  • So that we can save the bees
  • To help plants survive
  • So we have more money to buy new things
  • It will help the school last longer
  • It is hard on Caroline
  • So it looks nice
  • Nature is our world – without it life would be boring
  • So that things will last
  • So that we can learn
  • You might get a red card
  • Because it is important to us – it is our school
How should we respect our school environment?

  • Use outdoor spaces more
  • Redecorate the toilets so that people will respect them more
  • Plant more flowers and trees
  • Use the science garden more – do science things not just use it like a playground
  • Put flush signs in the toilets
  • Respect the inside of shed more
  • Pick up litter – pick up milk cartons and banana skins – have more bins
  • Limit the number of people in the peace garden
  • Take care of the toilets – not wasting toilet paper Be peaceful in the school environment
  • Don’t throw the stones in the peace garden
  • Have a litter picking/ checking group Use the prayer space more
  • People need to respect the plants we have and not chop off flower heads
  • Have less playground equipment – it destroys the plants
  • Plant tomatoes
16th March What is love?  How can we show it in school?
2nd March How do we use maths at school, home?  Do you enjoy maths?
29th January How can we encourage people to get fit and
active?

  • Have more clubs – basketball and dancing
  • Bring back archery and other exciting clubs
  • We could walk/run a mile everyday – our parents and teachers could do it as well
  • More PE
  • Add star jumps to fitness
  • Fitness in the hall everyday – 2 classes in the morning and 2 in the afternoon
  • Buy fitness equipment and put it in the playground
  • Run a proper mile – not round the playground
  • Have a treadmill
  • Make fitness fun – have a partner
  • Do weights
  • Posters and information
  • Skipping ropes – Dutch skipping
  • French skipping
  • 100 star jumps a day
  • More equipment – ropes, balls, stilts
  • Longer play
How can we promote healthy eating at our
school?

  • Have more fruit
  • Eat more vegetables
  • I like class cooking on a Monday – can we do more
  • Children making their own lunch boxes
  • Make the food taste good
  • Put a display up – have information
  • Change the menus
  • Have more bananas
  • Encourage parents to give their children healthier food
  • Buy better brands so they are Fair Trade and green
  • More salad
  • Fruit salad
  • More water fountains – one outside
  • Everyone gets fruit and milk even Maple
4th December What should our new playground and outside spaces look like?
6th November What is bullying?  Are you safe at St Blaise?
16th October How can we promote God’s creation in our school?

  • Pick up litter
  • Put rubbish in the bins
  • Tidy up after yourself
  • Turn the lights off
  • Water the plants
  • Don’t waste food
  • Don’t waste school dinners – eat it all
  • Be happy
  • Don’t steal things – it wastes resources
  • Don’t waste paper
  • Use old paper as scrap paper – reuse
  • Don’t leave pages out in books
  • Don’t waste valuable food – give it to good causes
  • Don’t leave the taps om
  • Switch off the power when we don’t need it
  • Turn off the iPads properly
  • People to go round the playground – litter picking
  • Have a turn off the lights club
  • Have a compost bin
  • Get more bins
  • Re-cycle
  • Do more gardening
  • Reuse stuff
How can we look after God’s creation at home?

  • Use the right bins
  • Recycle wrappers
  • Clean up
  • Have compost bins
  • Turn the lights off
  • Have a bin in your bedroom and sort it out
  • Have solar panels
  • Turn off devices
  • Don’t pick flowers
  • Help homeless people by giving them food and water
  • Eat our dinner and food
  • Don’t cook too much food
  • Don’t use heaters at night
  • Don’t leave things on standby
  • Adopt homeless people or animals
  • Donate to the poor
  • Save water
  • Less factories
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Turn the telly off
  • Don’t play on electronic games for too long
22nd September Is the harvest of the world shared equally?

  • No because some people don’t have any money or food
  • No because we waste food
  • No countries like Africa have nowhere to grow crops
  • No we are lucky other countries aren’t
  • The harvest isn’t shared equally because some people are starving
  • Some people can’t fish – there are no fish
  • Some countries are too hot and have no rain
  • Some countries have droughts
  • Some people don’t have proper homes
  • We need to share food so no one dies
  • Some people have no clean water or homes
  • Homeless people starve
  • Some people are poor and don’t have enough
  • Some people in the world are greedy
Are there ways that we can help? How can we play our
part?

  • Share with other people
  • Send food to them
  • Don’t waste your food
  • Help the elderly
  • Donate food to places that don’t have as much
  • Share food you don’t like
  • Give food to homeless people
  • Give to shelters
  • Stop wasting
  • Sue Donald Trump because he is building a wall to stop the Mexicans and that’s not sharing
  • Make apple pie for others to eat – bake and deliver it
  • Grow our own food – fruit and vegetables
  • Make sure things are equal
  • Shut down McDonalds and eat soup and veg
  • Make clean water
  • Write letters to help people have clean water