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06/11/20

November Value: Safety

Staying safe is something everyone is particularly concerned about at the moment. You know that it’s important to wash your hands to help you stay healthy and to ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ if you cough or sneeze (followed again by washing your hands). We want to stay safe ourselves and keep our friends and family safe too. These are unusual times for us all and sometimes adults struggle to do the things which the government says will help them stay safe.

It’s easy to forget that being safe is everyone’s responsibility all the time, even when we don’t have to think about a virus. Mr Dudley is not to be the only ‘care taker’ in the school! So safety is our value of the month so that we all remember to stay safe and help everyone else stay safe too.

Think about your life for a moment. If you cycle, or ride a scooter or skateboard, you are wise to wear a
helmet. If you walk to school you will want to stay safe from traffic, crossing the road in the safest place. Do you know your green cross code?

When you get into school, you are part of a community that wants people to be peaceful and happy. So, you are careful to say only kind things and do only pleasant things and not things that will cause people to be upset. If you see or hear someone bullying others, then you are wise to ask them to stop and tell a teacher. And if someone bullies you, you don’t have to put up with it. Tell someone, you will help yourself and you will help the bully to understand that that there are better ways of living.

Most days and most of the time, the school is a very safe place to be, but of course if you do see something that might be a danger then you would tell someone. If a dog (other than Isla!) wanders into the school, you tell an adult. If you see someone you don’t recognise and who doesn’t have a visitor’s badge, you tell an adult.

Most of the time playtime goes well but you know that if you do get hurt you can get help. Accidents sadly
happen and thankfully we have a ‘first aid kit’ for those cuts and bruises, bites and stings.

You may also know that you don’t just have to be careful of people you see, but people you can’t see too! The   Internet is a wonderful tool, but it also a place where we have to take care. People can pretend to be someone else on the Internet and you won’t know. Someone may want to be your friend online and tell you they are your age, but actually be much older. We call this e-safety and it is as important to learn how to keep yourself safe online.
Perhaps you have heard grown ups say those words: ‘take care’. They want you to stay safe, and now you know the kind of things you need to do to do just that.                                                                                                                            NP

 

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