Dear Parents and Carers,
Let’s start the new academic year off right with a very important value, respect. Respect is one of our values that underpins everything we do in school and in the community. We will be considering ways in which we can respect ourselves, others and our environment. We hope that you and your family will join with us as we promote this value in school.
· Respect is knowing I am lovable and capable.
· Respect is listening to others.
· Respect is knowing others are valuable too.
· Respect for the self is the seed that gives growth to confidence.
· Those who show respect will receive respect.
· When we have respect for ourselves, it is easy to have respect for others.
VALUE ACTIVITIES TO TRY AT HOME WITH YOUR FAMILY
· Every day this week give a sincere compliment to someone. Create a weekly planner that will help you track your behaviour. Each day you must write who you gave the compliment to and describe their reaction.
· Make a list of things people do who are respectful. Here are a few: hold the door open for someone who needs help, listen without interrupting, don’t talk back or moan.
· List five ways we could show greater respect for our environment. Talk about this with your family. Design or make a poster.
· Look up the word “respect” in a dictionary. Find at least 10 different words that mean almost the same thing as “respectful.” These words are called synonyms. Write each synonym on a paper strip. Link your paper strips together to make a chain and staple the ends of each link.
· Cut out a newspaper or magazine article about a person who showed respect. What did they do to demonstrate respect?
· Find at least five pictures of people showing respect to others. Make a collage.
Please share your experiences during Circle times or as part of your class reflection with your class.
Where can you show respect at school?
Where can you show respect at home or in your Community?
How can you help to show respect?
If you would like any further information about our Values programme please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office.
Sarah Mollett (PSHE Leader)