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This week we have focused on 'appropriate touch' in PSHE. We have talked already as a class about having kinds hands, but this time we went into more detail about different kinds of touches. We discussed that you might want to be touched in different places by different people, e.g. it might be nice for mum to give you a hug, but you might not like it when she tickles you. We labelled on a teddy bear where it might like or dislike to be touched. We then discussed the NSPCC underwear rule and sang the Pantosaurus song - more information can be found here https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/support-for-parents/underwear-rule/
We have been talking about how to stay safe. First, we talked through some real and imaginary dangers, comparing the different situations and grouping them based on whether it was something we actually needed to worry about. We discussed how things like crossing the road and strangers could be things to worry about, but we talked about how to keep safe in these situations to stop them becoming actual dangers to us. The children had some really mature responses and knew what to do if strangers spoke to them, how to cross roads, and which numbers to call in an emergency. We also discussed which adults keep us safe - parents, teachers and the police were some super suggestions!
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