Our whole-school homework this week is:
Reading: please make sure your child is reading on a daily basis.
Number Fact Fluency: Use Numbots or Times Table Rock Stars in regular short bursts.
The Talk Time for this week leads on perfectly from the previous week’s statement.
I am confident that I would tell someone if I felt bullied, or if I know someone who was being bullied.
I can name people I would go to, and can explain why I’d choose them for help.
During our discussion’s a couple of weeks ago, you recalled the two meanings of ‘STOP’: Several Times On Purpose (our definition of bullying) and Start Telling Other People (our response to bullying).
We suggest approaching this Talk Time in two steps.
First, discuss why it is important to tell someone if bullying is happening. Remember, everyone is responsible for helping to prevent bullying. If you see someone being treated unfairly, don’t assume someone else will report it or that it’s a one-off.
How many reasons can you think of to tell someone if you feel bullied or know someone else is being bullied? On the other hand, why would not telling someone be a bad idea?
Second, come up with a list of people you could go to. Consider what makes someone a good person to talk to. This week’s Remember 2s are question prompts to help you when creating your list:
- Who can not only help you feel better, but also help to explore and solve the problem?
Think of people outside of school as well people at school.
- What do we mean by ‘trusted adult’?
- Is talking the only way you can alert someone to a problem like bullying?