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!
1. Read/listen to 'Tough guys have feelings too' by Keith Negley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke-eVrIs5HM
2. Talking about your emotions is fundamental to well-being and good mental health. These worksheets are a great way to open up discussion about emotions. Ask your child to think about a time when they felt each emotion and write about it or draw it. Pupils can also think about how they looked when they felt each emotion. How did that emotion feel inside their body?
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 Operation Ouch - Terrific Teeth - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttqqobnSUHE
The two doctors look at how important our teeth are and what job each kind of tooth does.
1. Can the children how and why we need to brush our teeth. Watch the following to re-cap - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDZXSMU2lAk
Whilst the children are watching. ask them to make some notes.
2. Ask the children to make a leaflet to help reception children look after their teeth. They must include a list of instructions on how to brush their teeth and a list of healthy food. Make sure that the leaflet is eye-catching and full of pictures.
Don't forget to add that you must visit the dentist for a check-up!
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/
Ask the children to remind you about what they know about road safety - Stop, Look, Listen, Think.
Then ask what happens if their activities or environment change; how can everyone stay safe when their journeys change and they are playing or walking to different places? Ask children to think about the weekends and school holidays; what might be different? - busier??
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 - Can the children write a checklist for a bike ride/walk/scoot from home to school? What things must they consider? Can they think of potential hazards? - crossing on a bend, younger children not holding hands, riding without a cycle helmet, bike/scooter in good working order.
The children can make a poster.
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 and Friends, Episode 3: Playing Games. You can find the animations at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/
Use questions to chat about the cartoon and check your child’s understanding of the story. For example: o What were Jessie, Tia and Mo’s power words in the Avelzon game? o How did the ‘stranger’ trick Jessie and her friends into telling her their power words? o What did Jessie do when the ‘stranger’ tricked them in the game? o When did Jessie find out that the ‘stranger’ was really her sister Amber? o What did Dad tell Jessie, Tia and Mo to do with their power words after they were shared and no longer private?
Explain to your child that ‘power words’ are just like passwords in real life. If your child uses any apps or websites which require a password, or see you doing so on your accounts, tell them that it is really important to keep passwords private so that no one else can use them.
Note - The children can watch episodes 1 and 2 to remind them on the online safety rules.
Activity 2 - Can the children write some simple instructions for staying safe online?
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 4.5.20
This week we are celebrating sun awareness week.
Watch the book - George the sun safe superstar by Kathryn Clifford
Remind the children of the sun safety rules
Activity 1 - Tell the children that they are going to write a list of instructions for a new child starting at the school to tell them how to protect themselves against the sun before going out at playtime.
Use this to help you to construct your sentences
Activity 2 - Design a label for a sunscreen bottle. They must also write simple instructions for the application of the sunscreen.
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 27.4.20
This week we are going to think about the many refugee and displaced children around the world at the moment. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) states that Governments must help and protect refugee children and their families within Article 22.
Paddington bear is going to help us to understand this article.
Watch the Youtube – Paddington Bear – episode 1 ‘Please look after this bear.’
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 20.4.20
This week we are looking at being safe at home and what 'risk' means to us. Risk is about getting into situations where there might be danger. If we take a risk, then we are close to danger. The danger might mean getting hurt. This lesson is all about spotting risks and keeping away from danger.
Explain that you are going to look around the kitchen and spot the dangers. Follow the link below to the 360 degree kitchen scene. Click and drag the mouse to move the image around. Ask children what they think the dangers in the kitchen are and ask them to write their ideas down. Then click on each danger in the photo and a text box will come up explaining what the danger is. Discuss each one.
Once you have found all the dangers, ask the children how these dangers might be made safe
Ask the children to think about the hazards that are in our kitchens, playgrounds and classrooms. The children can make simple warning notices which outline the dangers and help pupils avoid accidents. Don't forget that they must be bright and eye-catching!
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week 2
This is a lovely activity for children to think about their perfect day. What would happen? What would they do? Who would they be with? Children can draw their own comic strip. If you do not have access to a printer, use some Lego and build your perfect day.
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week 1
In class, we have been learning about healthy eating. We talked about the different food groups and how we should fill our plates with a 'rainbow of colour.' Try this game to see if you can sort the food into the correct food group.
The Eatwell guide game - www.foodafactoflife.org.uk - Eatwell challenge