Anti-Bullying Week

This week, we have been thinking about the issues around bullying. In Team 8, we think that bullying needs to stop. We don’t want bullying in our school. We each made an anti-bullying bracelet and made a promise to ensure Charlestown is bully free.

We finished the week with a balloon release to help spread the anti-bullying message.

What do you need to be happy?

In our P4C lesson this week, we investigated what we needed to be happy.  We started with lots of different things but then in groups we tried to get to the minimum amount of things we would need to be happy. It was a difficult task as we all have different ideas. One thing we all seemed to agree on was Family and Friends. What do you think? What do you absolutely need to be happy?

What a busy first week back 😀

As a start to our fantasy writing Team 8 made up their own fantasy stories using finger puppets.

Great story telling. If we can orally tell a story, then we can write a story 😀

We also kicked off our new topic, Europe. On Monday, the children got to book a holiday to Europe, make their own passport and earn money to spend, before finally boarding the Charlestown plane.

If you could pick anywhere in Europe to go on holiday, where would you go and why?

Some great homework again this week Team 8. Here are some examples 🙂

Hope this gives you all some inspiration for next week.

Enjoy your research

Mrs Ingram


On Friday 29th September, Mr Higginbotham talked to us all about e-Safety.

We learned the six rules of Online Safety;

1. Keep your personal information safe online.
2. People you meet online are strangers.
3. Be kind to other people online, just like you would in the playground or classroom.
4. Ask permission to go onto new websites.
5. Do not share photos or videos of others, without their permission.
6. If you get that “Uh, oh” feeling of butterflies in your tummy when you are online, tell an adult, straight away.

Mr Higginbotham even gave us this rules sheet to take home. He told us to put it somewhere where we could keep looking at it to remind us of the rules for how to be safe online.

We watched the video to see Connor Maynard and his brother Jack doing a ‘Psychic reading’ using the power of Social Media. The children were amazed that within a few seconds of getting someones name, the team behind the scenes were able to get lots of information about the members of the public, like which school they went to, what they used to look like (from profile pictures) and what types of music they liked. It was an important reminder that our ‘digital footprint’ can always follow us. It is even more important to remember that the legal minimum age for all Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat,, etc.), is 13 years old! So none of the children at our school should be registered to these websites in their own name.

Don’t forget, we invite parents into our eSafety sessions once per term, so look out for a letter about the next one in the new year.