Living and Learning – We’re All the Same and We’re All Different

Tuesday 12 March 2024

In Living and Learning, we’ve been celebrating similarities and differences in ourselves and others.

I know we’re all the same and we’re all different.

This Living and Learning statement links to one of our British Values – Respect and Tolerance. “We are respectful” is one of our school rules and we discussed what this might look like in our school community and beyond.

We had a lot of fun recognising and celebrating our differences. Here are a few ways in which we noticed we’re different:

We’re all unique and that’s ok!

We thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Elmer’ by David McKee and it led to a fascinating conversation. The children then decorated their own Elmers and no two were alike!

Here are some of the questions we tackled:

Help at home by reading Elmer and discussing these questions with your child.

Top tip for watching YouTube with your child: go to the settings cog (it’s along the play bar) and turn off autoplay – this avoids an inappropriate clip coming up automatically, and helps to discourage your child from passively watching clip after clip.

Help at home by celebrating the differences which exist between your friends and family. Encourage your child to tell someone else what they really like about them and why.