SEAL

SEAL Wordle.
Wordle: SEAL

New Beginnings. Autumn 2009.
 We have had our new school rules for a whole year now and all the children know them.
  • Keep everyone safe.
  • Consider and Respect everyone.
  • Be the best you can be.
  • Be proud of your team.
  • Aim High.
This year we will be looking at how we can show that we are really following these rules.
We know that these statements are not just school rules, they are rules that will help us achieve, at school and in our lives.
Each class will be thinking about the 'Steps to success' that they need to follow to make sure that we really are all being the best we can be and aiming high.
 
Click above to see the Ethos Statements for each week this year.
 
Our New School Motto - We can make a difference.
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 The children were introduced to the new motto and copies of the poster were put up around school.
Every child in school made a small paper cut out person to represent themselves and these were put on display in the entrance hall with some large inflatable balloons, to represent how we could all work together to help bring positive change to our world.
 
 

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To help everyone to try and make a positive difference we have introduced some 'Steps to success for making a difference.'
They are
  • follow instructions
  • keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
  • use positive language.
New Beginnings. Autumn 2008
This year we have 5 new School Rules which support the Every Child Matters agenda.
They are
  • Keep everyone safe.
  • Consider and respect everyone.
  • Be the best you can be.
  • Be proud of our team.
  • Aim high.
The children know that how ever they choose to behave has a consequence.
They know the consequence of following the rules is that they will help every one stay safe and happy and Hovingham, and they will achieve more.
We understand too that not following the School rules also has a set of consequences - these are displayed in all the class rooms.
  
We have all been designing posters to help us remember the new school rules. The children in the KS1 and KS2 council walked round school looking at all the posters trying to judge them. These are some of our favourites, but some classes haven't quite finished their posters so we will have to wait a few more days to decide on the winning posters!
  
 
  
  
Every child in school drew around their hand and then wrote the school rules on their hands. Younger children wrote the 5th rule, Aim high on their thumbs. All adults in school  are going to draw around their hands too, but some have been rather busy and haven't had time yet!
The hands have all been put together in the entrance hall th make a magical Hovingham Tree that reminds us all of the school rules every time we look at it. Even some of the parents have now added their hands to the tree.
 
 

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Good to be me.
  
Ethos Statements for the 2nd Half of Spring Term 2008.
  • February 18th. I can say how I feel.
  • February 25th. I know how / who to ask for help.
  • March 3rd. I can tell you how I look after myself.
  • ( Health Week - Food and fitness for my brain.)
  • March 10th. I try to use words that make the world a better place.
  • Friday 14th March - Sports Relief.
  • March 17th. I value my achievements. I am proud of what I can do.
This theme is about learning to understand our feelings and the ways in which we can impact on other peoples feelings. It helps us consider our strengths, and tackle our weaknesses and realise that it really is "Good to be me."
  
Going for Goals.
 

 

The whole school has had a focus on Assessment for Learning during this term and so the SEAL theme of "Going for Goals", has been an excellent way of focusing on setting goals and working out strategies together to keep us working towards achieving them. We have worked on encouraging each other and several classes have introduced "Buddies", so everyone has a friend to support them. We have worked on perseverance and the notion of "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
As you walk round school, everywhere you can see evidence of the children's targets and work on steps to success displayed.
  
In Reception the children have continued to work on establishing their classroom rules and have worked on "Goals" to help them follow them. They have used weekly Circle Time to discuss and talk about what they want to achieve.
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In Year 1 there are fantastic displays to remind the children of their "Goals", and to encourage them to "Reach for the Stars."  The children also now have a class buddy to help them.
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In Year 2, the children have targets displayed with Target Ted for Reading, Writing and Numeracy, and they have also written their own individual targets. With "Steps to Success" now part of their lessons, some of the children have even thought of their own steps to achieve their personal goals. The children also have a Learning Buddy, who they sit with on the carpet and work with during daily morning "Target Time." "Target Time", has been established as a time when the children can work independently towards their targets, while the staff hear children read.
Circle Time has been used to discuss setting goals, persevering with working for them and supporting others in their achievement. At the end of the half term the children in 2 Red had a special celebration Circle Time when all the children were able to say what they felt proud about doing... they had so many ideas, we had to go round the circle 3 times!
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In Year 3 and 4 have worked on setting targets with the children and have discussed them in Circle Times. Year 4 have also continued to refer back to the work that they did during Anti Bullying Week and have encouraged the children to see that their behaviour not only effects how well they will achieve their own targets, but also the achievement of others.
 
  
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Year 5 have been visiting Leeds University, and this has really helped the children to be aspirational in their own goal setting.
Year 6 have been thinking about high schools and this too has made them realise the impostance of "Being the Best the can be", working hard and perseverance in aiming for their goals.
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The Golden Room, (Pupil Development Centre), works with children from all year groups, and here too they have been working on the "Going for Goals" theme.
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Going for Goals.

Happy New Year to everyone! We start the New Year with the theme - "Going for Goals." This theme is a great opportunity for everyone to set targets and goals and work towards them.

Our Ethos Statements for the 1st half of term are -

  • Jan 7th - I can tell you one thing I would like to get better at.
  • Jan 14th - I can set a target for myself.
  • Jan 21st - I can say how I can improve the world around me.
  • Jan 28th - I try to keep going when things are difficult.
  • Feb 4th - I can listen to good things about me.

ANTI BULLYING WEEK  - FRIENDSHIP WEEK.
The "Get Hovingham Healthy" group met to share ideas about Anti Bullying week and together we decided rename the week "Friendship Week", as we felt that if we were all friends then there would be no place for bullying.
All year groups worked did circle times to discuss friendship, ways to stop bullying and what to do if you felt bullied.
  
These posters were made in a creative session in Year 2, with the help of some of the childrens parents.
  
  
In the computer suite Year 2 used Revelation Natural Art to create more Anti bullying posters, which also had a bear on them to remind us of "Children in Need" and Pudsey Bear.
 

  These posters were made by children in Year 4.
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GETTING ON AND FALLING OUT.
In the second half of the Autumn Term the SEAL theme is "Getting on and falling out," also during this term we have "Anti Bullying Week."
Our Ethos Statements for this half term are -
  • Oct 29th - I can tell you how I look after myself. This Ethos Statement is carried on for 2 weeks, with the 1st weeks focus being on Firework Safety.
  • Nov 12th - I try to be considerate of other peoples needs.
  • Nov 19th- I realise what I do affects how others feel. (Anti Bullying Week)
  • Nov 26th- I know what to do if I see anyone getting hurt.
  • Dec 3rd - I treat people how I would like to be treated.
  • Dec 10th - I notice that we are the same and I notice that we are different, to be both is OK.
  • Dec 17th - I can say how I feel.
There are some other important dates coming up in this half of term.
  • November 9th Divali.
  • November 11th Remembrance Sunday.
  • November 16th Children in Need.
  • November 19th Anti Bullying Week.
  • December 5th Hanukkah begins.
  • December 20 /21 Eid.

NEW BEGINNINGS.

As you enter Hovingham Primary School, you will now see our fabulous new sign outside the front entrance. The sign was designed and made by our visiting potter, Sam, and children in Year 5. (2006-7)

New Beginnings School sign

As you walk around school you can see displays which show some of the work that has been taking place during this first half of the Autumn term about "New Beginnings."

In Reception and Nursery the staff have been busy welcoming all the new children to our school, and for them there have been many new beginnings to talk about.

In Year 1 the children have been putting together their own class charter to help them make their class room a happy place to be in. The class charter in 1 yellow reads -

  • Share - We can share toys such as in the Homecorner.
  • Play together- We can playin a group in such games as football or Hide and Seek.
  • Co-operate and work together- We can work together using building bricks.
  • Be polite- We say "please" and "thank you."
  • Make other children comfortable- We sit properly on the carpet so that everyone has enough rrom.
  • Share ideas- We can all put our ideas together for designing a house with the building bricks.
  • Take care of our classroom and equiptment - We put our books and toys away and use them carefully.
  • Keep the classroom tidy - We put our things away.
     
  • Learn and work hard and let each other learn and work hard - we sit quietly and listen to the teacher.
  • Look happy- We smile.
  • Play with each other- Join everyone in our games.
  • Be kind - We play nicely.
  • Look after each other - If someone gets hurt we tell the teacher.
    Also in Year 1 they have thought about what makes them feel happy or sad at school and have made this super display by creating people with a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other and writing on them what makes them feel both ways.
     
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  • Learn and work hard and let each other learn and work hard - we sit quietly and listen to the teacher.
  • Look happy- We smile.
  • Play with each other- Join everyone in our games.
  • Be kind - We play nicely.
  • Look after each other - If someone gets hurt we tell the teacher.
    Also in Year 1 they have thought about what makes them feel happy or sad at school and have made this super display by creating people with a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other and writing on them what makes them feel both ways.
     
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  • Learn and work hard and let each other learn and work hard - we sit quietly and listen to the teacher.
  • Look happy- We smile.
  • Play with each other- Join everyone in our games.
  • Be kind - We play nicely.
  • Look after each other - If someone gets hurt we tell the teacher.
    Also in Year 1 they have thought about what makes them feel happy or sad at school and have made this super display by creating people with a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other and writing on them what makes them feel both ways.
     
      New Beginnings Yr 1
     
  • Learn and work hard and let each other learn and work hard - we sit quietly and listen to the teacher.
  • Look happy- We smile.
  • Play with each other- Join everyone in our games.
  • Be kind - We play nicely.
  • Look after each other - If someone gets hurt we tell the teacher.
Also in Year 1 they have thought about what makes them feel happy or sad at school and have made this super display by creating people with a happy face on one side and a sad face on the other and writing on them what makes them feel both ways.
 
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New Beginnings Yr 1 close up

 

 

In Year 2 the children have also been establishing their class room rules. 2 Red have chosen as their class rules

  1. Be the best you can be.

  2. Be a team.

  3. Listen. ( We don't interrupt.)

  4. Work hard. (We don't waste time.)

  5. Be gentle. (We don't hurt others.)

  6. Be honest. (We don't cover up the truth.)                               

 

In Year 2 the children have also been establishing their class room rules. 2 Red have chosen as their class rules

  1. Be the best you can be.

  2. Be a team.

  3. Listen. ( We don't interrupt.)

  4. Work hard. (We don't waste time.)

  5. Be gentle. (We don't hurt others.)

  6. Be honest. (We don't cover up the truth.)                               

The children worked in teams, with some help from Mums to create some amazing collages which are up in the class room windows and help to remind the class of the rules.

 

The children in year 2 also thought about what they would like to achieve this year and the sort of jobs they would like to have when they grew up.

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 In Year 2 the children also looked at a book called "Camille and the sunflowers." It is the story about a family who are friends with Van Gogh, but also tells of how other people in the village were unkind to Van Gogh as they saw him as some one different to them. As we read the story we listed the things that people did that made Van Gogh feel sad and the things that people did to make him happy. We then worked as groups to put ideas on to the petals of sunflowers of things we could do to help make others and are class happy. The sunflowers now remind us that our actions can change the way people feel.

As part of our work for Black History Month we looked at the life of Lewis Hamilton. We thought about all the things that were the same for us and Lewis, and the things that were different. We realised that we all had a lot in common with a champion. Like him, we have dreams, we have families and people who help us, and we too need to try to be the best we can be and keep on trying if we want to achieve our dreams. We worked as teams to create posters about our similarities.

 

In Year 3 the children have been thinking about the different ways they are special amd how to make good choices.

In Year 4 the children have had weekly Circle times when they have shared ideas and thoughts, especially about what they feel they are really good at. As part of their work for Black History Month they have lokked at the life of Ghandi and also the story of Steven Lawrence.

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In Year 5 the children have been working on Rights and Responcibilities and have been drawing up their own class charters.

For children in Year 6 it is the beginning of their final year at Hovingham and they have been sharing their ideas around "New Beginnings" through weekly circle times and SEAL assemblies.

NEW BEGINNINGS.

Welcome back to school! Our SEAL theme for the first half of term is "New Beginnings."
Our Ethos Statements for the first half of term are-
  • Sept 3rd - I can suggest one way we can make our school friendly.
  • Sept 10th - I try to follow our school and classroom rules.
  • Sept 17th - I try to keep going when things are difficult.
  • Sept 24th - I co operate with others in work and play.
  • Oct 1st - I know what respect means.
  • Oct 8th- I listen to what you say, I show that I am listening.
  • Oct 15th- I can suggest one way we can make our school a healthy school.
There are also some important dates coming up in the first half of term-
  • Sept 21st - International day of Peace.
  • October- Black History Month.
  • Oct 15th - 19th ( last week of half term) is Health Week. The theme will be Healthy Food from around the world.
  
  
  
Information on SEAL at Hovingham in 2006-07 is available on our blog.
 
 
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