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Knitting like Raffi

Round two of knitting for the Oak room, we failed our first attempted so we gave a new technique a try.  We were much more successful! We all worked together, we were effective contributors and managed to make three bracelets.

Our LGBT story is about Raffi, who likes to knit. He worries about liking things that others do  not.  He is worried that people will make fun of him because he likes different things and not the same as everyone else.

Raffi learns that his he has a talent of knitting and this can be used to help others and make people happy.

In the Oak class we have been learning about what makes us different from everyone else and that we are amazing just the way we are. All our hard work will be shared in our class assembly tomorrow to celebrate LGBT.



One of the activities we carried out this week for our LGBT Theme was making colourful hanging hearts.

We confidently used them for lots of different learning activities. Counted them and  made sure everyone had all 6 colours, we signed all of the colours, we arranged the hearts into the correct size orders and then we strung them all together – don’t they look pretty


LGBT Study – And Tango Makes Three


The Bluebells class have enjoyed reading a new story this week. We read the true story called “And Tango Makes Three”. The story takes place in Central Park Zoo where two male penguins Roy and Silo meet and fall in love. They are met with some challenges along the way but the story ends up with them having a daughter named Tango and they are a loving family of three.

We really enjoyed reading this story and we also researched pictures of the real life Roy, Silo and Tango before creating our own using shapes and coloured card. Finally, we found some online penguin themed jigsaws which we have enjoyed doing.


Next Friday we will celebrate LGBT and the acceptance of who you are, ‘Proud To Be You’.  This is our class theme for the month of February.

We tried and tested our activity that will be completed on LGBT Purple Friday.   We are making a rainbow canvas wall art, with the phrases ‘LOVE’ or ‘PROUD’.  We will post the finished design next week.

We were successful learners in listening and following the instructions to create our rainbow design.

LGBT – Made by Raffi

We listened to our LGBT book, it is about understanding that everyone has their own talents and interests.  Everyone is different and we should celebrate difference.

Our book is about Raffi who likes to knit and people are not kind because of this. Raffi starts to worry about not liking the same activities as everyone else in the class.

Raffi loves to knit and is very talented at creating things, we all tried to finger knit today.  Well it certainly is a talent as we all got tied up in knots, Mrs Livingstone came to the rescue and helped everyone make a knitted bracelet.

We were effective contributors and everyone focussed their attention to actively participate in the knitting the activity

LGBT Purple Day

We had a busy fun day on Friday for Purple day to raise awareness on LGBT.

In the morning we were effective contributors and each class joined up with another class to create a purple activity for everyone to take part in.  Here are some of the activities.

The press up competition was as an added extra that Blake decided to add in.

In the afternoon the secondary department all came together to showcase our learning on LGBT.

Firstly each class paraded around the hall with their LGBT flags.

The Oak boys were confident individuals when standing to present in front of their peers.

Jack and Blake took part in an interview based around their book ‘Tango Makes Three’.  Everyone took part to perform to the song ‘This is Me’ and letting everyone know to be proud of who they are.

Nathan played the bells, Anthony, Jack and Blake played the chimes, Sean was on the tambourine and Cameron sang along using his Makaton signs.

LGBT at Willowbank

The Stars class did lots of LGBT activities this week. We read the book, ‘Together’, and discussed friendship. We explored different families and how to be a good friend then chose what activities we would most like to do with our friends. Parachute games was very popular! We created rainbow flags, a friendship poster and made rainbow cakes at HE. On Purple Friday we had a showcase of our learning in the hall where we showed a video of us singing, ‘I Love You’.


Jump to it!

In Transition class we have been looking at the book ‘Jump!’ for LGBT awareness.  It’s about a boy who likes to jump but his mum wont let him take part in ballet. The boys were Responsible Citizens when we discussed why the mum might have stopped her boy dancing.

The boys recreated some of the scenes from the book including jumping and plié-ing and using their jumping skills for basketball.