Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 15.6.20
Teaching children about their emotions and how to manage them will give them the strategies and life skills to navigate their way through tough situations and handle them in a more calm, purposeful way. This will help them manage their mental health and emotional well-being during this challenging period. The important message is that is OK to not be OK!
Always remember that feelings and emotions are normal and its always good to talk about it. Pay attention to what's happening to their bodies.
1. Watch BBC - Feeling better - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/feeling-better/zhy6y9q
This a collection of clips looking at different emotions that young children may feel during a day.
2. Sesame Street and Headspace (the meditation app) have teamed together to produce some short animation films talking about common feelings. They include showing patience, sleeping, improving focus and trying again when you have failed. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9nE4RE8uiQ&
1. Make as many different faces that you can using things that you find around your house. Try to make the four basic emotions - happy, sad, angry and worried. What happens to our body when we feel these emotions? You can extend these emotions to include surprised, disgusted, embarrassed and confused.
2. Can you act out an emotion? Can the children guess what it is?
3. Draw pictures showing when they have felt a particular emotion.
4. Listen to different types of music. Talk about how the music makes them feel.
5. Make a collage of different faces and emotions by cutting them out of old magazines.
Home Learning - Health and Wellbeing - Week beg 8.6.20
This month is National Smile Month. At the moment, it is more important than ever to look after our teeth as we are not able to visit the dentist.
Watch BBC - Teddles - Brush your teeth, Teddles - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p07bjdyr/teddles-brush-your-teeth-teddles
Teddles doesn’t want to brush his teeth, but when he cheekily runs away he bumps into Mr Walrus, who isn’t impressed. Mr Walrus tries to convince Teddles that brushing your teeth is important, and can also be fun.
We are going to look at the importance of brushing teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
1. Ask the children if they know what they need to do to look after their teeth - Explain that we need to brush our teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day for two minutes to keep our teeth clean and prevent decay. We also need to eat a healthy diet and eat less sugary foods.
2. Using a mirror, ask the children to count how many teeth they have - they should have about 20 teeth
3. Using a soft toy and a toothbrush, show the children how to brush teeth, making sure that the toothbrush brushes all around the mouth in small circles. Children mime putting pea-sized toothpaste on a toothbrush and then brush the teeth of a soft toy/puppet while being timed by a two minute timer/stopwatch.
For more advice on keeping children's teeth healthy visit - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/taking-care-of-childrens-teeth/
Home Learning - Health and Wellbeing - Week beg 1.6.20
This week is Child Safety Week. I thought we would focus on Road Safety.
If you’ve been out walking recently, you’ll have noticed changes in how we are using roads and pavements. Social distancing may mean having to step off the pavement. Families are out on bikes/scooters more for our daily exercise, but emptier roads can see cars going at mind-boggling speeds.
It can be hard for families to navigate this new normal and keep their children safe.
Activity 1 - Watch the film together - Crossing roads, kids know better - https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/crossing-roads/
Questions you can ask about the film -
1. Discuss - Stop, Look, Listen, Think sequence
Stop - when you approach a crossing, STOP before you come to an edge of the pavement
Look - LOOK for cars, bikes, lorries, other vehicles, by looking right, left and right again
Listen - LISTEN for vehicles too. You may be able to hear them before you see them
Think - is there enough time for you to cross the road safely?
2. Tell me one of the things you can do to stay safer when you are on a scooter? - Wear a cycle helmet that is securely fastened, stop and get off the scooter to cross the road.
3. What did the girl do when she crossed the road? - She held hands with an adult, stopped, looked right, left and right again, listened and thought about when it was safe to cross. She then walked straight across the road, while continuing to look and listen for traffic
Activity 2 - Can the children make their own mini road way with things you can find at home? Ask the children to teach the Stop, Look, Listen, Think steps to someone else in their family?
Home Learning - Health and Wellbeing - Week beg 11.5.20
This week we are learning about staying safe online. It’s never too early to talk to your child about what they do online and who to tell if they come across anything online that makes them feel worried, scared or sad. This film is made by Thinkuknow. Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency.
Activity - Watch Jessie & Friends, Episode 1 Find the Jessie & Friends cartoons at:
Watch Episode 1: Watching Videos with your child. Use questions to chat about the cartoon. For example: o What did you think about the cartoon? Which were your favourite parts? o How did Jessie feel when she watched ‘The Funny Tummy’ video? o How did she feel when she watched ‘The Happy Croccy’ video? How did her feelings change? o How did she get help to feel better?
Some useful advice from Thinkuknow-
Before you watch Jessie & Friends with your child, here are a few things you can do:
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 4.5.20
This week we are celebrating Sun awareness week.
Watch the story together on Youtube - George the sun safe superstar by Kathryn Clifford.
Remind the children of George's sun safety messages
Activity 1 - Can the children dress a doll/teddy in sun safe clothes?
Activity 2 - Can the children go on a 'shade' hunt in their garden? Make a sun safety den.
Home learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 27.4.20
Being at home can be tough, especially if you are away from loved ones and friends. A good way to make our worries go away is to tell them to a worry monster. He is amazing, he will listen to you and then sort it out for you.
A lovely story to share together is the Big bag of worries by Virginia Ironside. This is a great opportunity for talking about any worries they might have.
Design your own worry monster. What does it look like? Make it as colourful as you like. Make a list of any worries you have and tell them to your monster. If you do not have access to a printer, why not make one out of LEGO or junk materials.
Home Learning - Health and Wellbeing - Week beg 20.4.20
This week, we are going to go back and re-visit a topic that we talked about in the Spring Term with the children - why are friends are important to us?
BBC Bitesize have put together some lovely videos and activities on this topic.Please take a look together and attempt activity 1.
Thinking about who a child's friends are
Who do you play with or talk to regularly in school?
Draw pictures of them and write their names.
Think about what Bill and Owen said about things they share.
Write down the things you share with your friends and the games you like playing together.
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week 2
The Reception children are familiar with this collection of clips presented by Dr Radha Moghil that explore a whole range of feelings and emotions, as well as providing talking points and tools to feel better. Watch these clips with your children and discuss the different feelings that we may feel during the day.
Health and Well-being Home Working Challenge - Week 1
We have been learning in class, all about comfortable and uncomfortable feelings and how they make you feel.
Practice your star breathing so that you feel nice and calm when you feel either anxious, angry or upset. See if you can copy the poster and draw your own star.