As part of our positive behaviour policy, at the beginning of each year our pupils work together with their teacher to decide upon their class charter. Have a look at a few examples of our chapters below ranging from Nursery to P7.
P1KT- We chose Super heroes because we are all super in P1 and can do amazing things. We talked about rights and decided we have the right to play, learn and be safe. All children have responsibilities to follow to keep everyone safe and happy in school. We all agreed to try our best, walk in school, be kind and polite, listen carefully, take turns and share and look after our classroom.
P2JW-In P2JW we had a lovely discussion about 'Our Rights' the boys and girls understand that they have the right to learn, the right to play and rest and the right to be safe while they are in school. We talked through what this means and then decided to turn our Charter into a garden where beautiful flowers grow. As we grow and learn so much in P2. If you look closely at the colourful petals, you might just see a familiar face :)
P2MN- In P2MN we decided to make our Class Charter all about Hot Air Balloons. We talked about the importance of everyone having a right to education. We then talked about the different responsibilities that we have in P2. Have a look at the clouds and you will see notice some of the responsibilities we have in our class.
P3JB love getting dojo points as rewards so we based our charter around 'Planet Dojo'.
P3LS- We chose a bee theme for our class charter because we all work hard in P3LS and enjoy working together as a team, just like bees. At the start of the school year, we had a discussion on our rights and the rights of others and thought about the headings we wanted to include on our class charter in order to respect these rights. We came up with ‘Bee Safe’, ‘Bee Happy’ and ‘Bee Clever’. In small groups we discussed how we could achieve these targets in school. We thought of lots of wonderful ideas and agreed on the ones we wanted to put on our charter. These are written on the honeycomb beside each heading. We all got our own bee with our photograph on it and stuck it on the charter to show that we will all try our best and help each other to stay safe and happy in school.
P3CD’s class charter is a box of Crayola crayons. At the beginning of the year we discuss how we all are individually different (Article 14) because that’s what makes us, us. We then discuss how in our class we work together to help keep everyone safe and create a lovely classroom for learning and making friends, just like a box of crayons. We discuss how different rights (Article 3 and Article 28) allow us to develop a safe environment to learn, play and rest. We discuss what we and others can do to achieve this and allow us the become the best version of us that we can be.
P4LB- The children talked about how they would like to be treated in the classroom and around the school. They realised that as we are in a bubble that we all have the right to be treated with respect and courtesy so that we can all work and play well together. This was the basis of our Class Charter.
P5HC- The pupils provided many great ideas for our charter. A popular theme was Harry Potter, however some pupils haven't read Harry Potter and aren't familiar with it. So to include everyone we compromised and went for a Wizard theme! The pupils designed their own Wizard hat. In groups, the class ranked relevant articles and as a class we voted for the top 3 rights. These rights are the basis of our potion for a Rights Respecting Classroom, our class felt that Articles 15, 16 and 19 were the most important rights. We are very proud of our display and the pupils liked the play on words with 'Wanderful'!
P7FE- P7 FE had an initial discussion about the UNCRC and then diamond ranked the top 9 rights most relevant to P7. Following this we chose 4 rights for our charter. The children and I discussed how we all could ensure these rights could operate in our class. The children decided to have an animal theme and brought in photographs either of their pets or favourite animal. These were put on the charter and the rights put on 'bones' and clouds in the sky.
P7JH- The children voted for this as it's something they enjoy doing. They also wanted to design their own characters.