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/
Recap the rules-
Stop, Look, Listen, Think sequence
1. Stop - when you approach a crossing, STOP before you come to an edge of the pavement
2. Look - LOOK for cars, bikes, lorries, other vehicles, by looking right, left and right again
3. Listen - LISTEN for vehicles too. You may be able to hear them before you see them
4. Think - is there enough time for you to cross the road safely?
Activity 2 - We are going to have a look at the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike/scooter. Take a look at this safety advice from CBbeebies - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/7-scooter-safety-tips-for-kids
Show the children the helmet picture and ask them what it is? What is it made of? (lightweight plastic) Why is it important? (to protect your head if you come off) Why does it have a strap that goes under the chin? (to stop it falling off) When is it not a good idea to use a scooter? (when it’s dark, raining or when crossing the road.)
Can the children design their own helmet using the template?
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 1 - Watch Jessie & Friends, Episode 2 Find the Jessie & Friends cartoons at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/
Watch Episode 2: Sharing Pictures with your child. Use questions to chat about the cartoon. For example: o How did lots of people end up seeing the pictures? o What made Mo feel sad? o How did the friends get help when they needed it? o What did Miss Humphrey say she would do to help? Finish by watching the song again and having a sing-along!
Note: If your child wants to watch Episode 1 too, do watch it with them! It’s aimed at younger children, but it’s still fun to watch.
Activity 2 - Draw what makes you feel happy! Jessie, Tia and Mo love playing superheroes – it makes them feel happy. Take a sheet of blank paper and help your child fold it into quarters. Open the paper up again. There are now four spaces on the paper. In each space, ask your child to draw themselves doing something that makes them feel happy – a total of four different activities. These could be things they like to do on their own, or activities they enjoy with friends or family. They can write what they are doing under each picture if they’d like.
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 4.5.20
This week we are celebrating sun awareness week.
Start by showing the children the story - George the sun safe superstar by Kathryn Clifford
Remind the children of the sun safety rules.
Activity 1 - Ask children to suggest a good place to go if you want to be outdoors but not in the sunshine. Talk about shade and shadows (where sunlight is blocked) and take pupils out into the garden to find some natural shadows. Ask children to identify the obstruction that is causing the shadow, as well as the position of the sun. Explain that UV rays can still damage skin in shade, so it’s still important to Wrap, Splat, Hat. Explain that the children are going to complete a garden site survey to find the best areas for shade at morning break time and at lunchtime. Do the children think the areas will be the same? You might like to ask the children to draw a map of your garden and encourage them to mark in shady areas. Children could create their own shade by building a sunshine den.
Activity 2 - Design your own sun hat
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 27.4.20
Earlier in the year, we talked about 'Warm fuzzies' and 'Cold Pricklies'. Warm fuzzies are things that make you feel good about yourself. Can you imagine that warm and fuzzy feeling you get inside of you when something good happens. It feels comforting and just NICE. Almost like a hug but without being touched. 'Cold pricklies' are a scratchy, cold feeling when someone is unkind to you.
Activity - Why not design your own warm fuzzy? You could draw it or make it with junk materials or LEGO.
Follow the link below to see the many ways in which you can feel warm and fuzzy. Use the worksheet to list the ways in which you will help yourself or someone you love to feel a warm and fuzzy. Maybe,you could send a warm fuzzy to someone?
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 and activity 2;
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.
How can I be a good friend?
Try this downloadable resource from Twinkl that gets children thinking about their friendships and the structure of their day or follow this link to the ELSA support 'Friends' little book - https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Friends-little-booklet.pdf
Talk about the qualities a good friend needs - What qualities does that friend have? You could write a list together first.
Here is a list of qualities to prompt with:
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week 2
Pupils are asked to think about all the things that make them feel warm inside like a cup of hot chocolate. They can decorate their mug and add drawings to the marshmallows of all the things that make them feel happy.
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week 1
Use this activity to help with any uncomfortable feelings you may be feeling this week. Don't forget to try some Story Massage on your families too.