Mrs Kirby's Weekly Words Autumn 9
If you can be anything, Be Kind.
This week was anti-bullying week and on Tuesday, we celebrated World Kindness Day. To recognise this day of kindness, the pupils enjoyed different activities. In Year 2, the class talked about kind acts that could turn a bad day into a good day. In Year 3, the girls made kindness rainbows for someone we love but can sometimes take for granted; they discussed how sometimes it’s easy to not be kind to the people who we love the most and how it’s important to show kindness to different groups of people. Reception set up a 'Magic Mirror', the class talked about being kind to ourselves and loving ourselves. Every morning the girls look in the mirror and say one positive thing about themselves and then 'I love me' ! Reception also made kindness cakes and wrote messages to our loved ones to thank them for a variety of things.
In keeping with the Kindness theme, our Reception class visited Normanhurst Residential Home to meet the residents there. The girls did some colouring and shared their learning journals; the staff of the home couldn't believe the calming influence the girls had on the residents.
Kindness is such an important thing. It shouldn't be kept for one day a year, it should underpin everything we do as citizens. Yesterday, two things happened to me at lunch. I was sat alone (I don't mind) and a pupil in Year 4 asked me if I would like some company. I of course said yes: one example of a random act of kindness. A few minutes later, another girl in Year 4 asked she could clear my plate away: a second act of kindness; most likely because of the first. Kindness is infectious. It can be passed on and act like a boomerang.
Many of the acts of kindness and comments made will be displayed in our Atrium for you to see.
I hope you all have a wonderful, and kind, weekend!
Merit Certificates: Adara (Reception), Liliana (Year 1), Tiana (Year 2), Kim (Year 3), Alisha (Year 4), Rose (Year 5) and Bluebell & The Whole Class(Year 6)
Bunny Awards: Clodagh (Year 1) for always being kind to her peers and adults, and Chloe H (Year 5) for always being kind to and supportive of her peers and for her beautiful manners.