Introduce the idea of rules with some key questions:
Explain that Harold the giraffe is on the School Council of his school (if your school doesn’t have a School Council then explain what this is – if it does then you can talk about what the school council is there for).
Harold and the School Council are looking at their school rules and helping the teachers to decide if these rules are OK or if they need changing.
Show the Harold's school rules slide on the IWB. Go through these with the children then ask them, in pairs or small groups, to look at the rules and decide which ones to keep and which ones need changing.
Ask them to think about the following when discussing this:
The rules are:
If necessary, read the rules one at a time to the class and give time for discussion before moving to the next.
Ask the children to feedback their ideas to the whole class.
What other rules might Harold and the School Council want to add to the list?
Ask the pairs/groups to draw or write some rules that they think would be good to add to the list.