P345 have been learning about their bodies and how to keep themselves safe.
Last week they used the NSPCC Let’s Talk Pants material, you might have heard of it, the children learned that:
P is for privates are private.
A is for always remember your body belongs to you.
N is for no.
T is for talk about secrets that upset you.
S is for speak up, someone can help.
You can find out more about this on the NSPCC site where there is more information for parents and carers. The subject matter is very serious, but the approach we are taking is appropriate for children. Visit the site and learn the song, so that you can sing-along with your child! It’s very catchy and we had lots of fun in class humming along. The message conveyed is very important. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/ The learning this term is important in helping children understand that all abuse is wrong and that they should always talk to a trusted adult if they are ever worried. We watched a short film which is an animation of the book called ‘My body belongs to me’ by Jill Starishevsky. It tells the story of a boy who experiences a touch from an adult he does not want and tells his parents: https://youtu.be/a-5mdt9YN6I
After such a serious discussion – we had some fun decorating a pair of pants! The children were challenged to make them as outrageous as they’d like.