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 'The colour monster' by Anna Llenas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6wIEp-M4tg
2. Make a ‘feelings’ graffiti board - On a piece of paper, jot down all of the words you can think of to describe feelings and emotions.
3. The colour monster used different colours to represent all the different feelings he felt in one day. Do you agree with his choices? Fill in the jars with the colours that you would choose.
4. Can the children design their own 'Colour monster' for each emotion. What strategies would he use to deal with difficult feelings?
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 - What are teeth for? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N02qSMaz68
The doctors look at all there is to know about teeth, braces, plaque and much more.
1. Why is it so important that we look after our teeth? - We only get one set of teeth. – If we don’t look after them, teeth can become decayed and need filling. – Sometimes teeth have to be removed. – Gums need to be looked after too. Gum disease can result in losing teeth.
2. Remind children all about cavities - Dental decay happens when the enamel and dentine of a tooth become softened by acid attach after you have eaten or drunk anything containing sugars. Over time, the acid makes a cavity (hole) in the tooth. ‘Dental Decay’ is the same as tooth decay and is also known as ‘dental caries’.
3. Remind the children that brushing their teeth last thing at night and at least one other time during the day can help prevent tooth decay.
4. Discuss why we need to be careful about what we eat. Explain that being careful about what we eat – and avoiding sugar can help protect our teeth and gums from tooth decay.
5. Discuss how it is the frequency of consuming sugar and not the amount of sugar that causes decay. We need to be careful how often we eat sugar and try not to snack on sugary foods and drinks.
Using their knowledge on looking after their teeth, ask the children to make a short video suitable for younger children to watch.
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 -
Discuss wih the children about their behaviour when they are travelling from place to place with an adult. Does anyone know the four things you can do to help stay safer? - Stop, Look, Listen, Think. Why should they follow these steps before crossing a road? Discuss the consequences of taking risks that might result in an accident, for them or a friend, without scaring them e.g. you could get injured and not be able to play sports, or your friend could get hurt.
Watch the film - Road ready? expect the unexpected - https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/expect-the-unexpected/
Discuss the following -
1. Why was the girl about to run across the road without looking? She was in a rush and being pressured by her friends on the other side of the road to hurry up.
2 What was Sam’s advice? Before crossing the road, you should Stop, Look, Listen, Think. When nothing is coming you walk straight across the road, while continuing to look both ways, as you do so.
3. Why is it dangerous to cross the road in front of a bus? The bus may start moving; you won’t be able to see vehicles on the road coming towards you because the bus blocks your view; you are also hidden by the bus, so drivers cannot see you.
4. Can you think of a top tip for someone trying to cross the road after getting off the bus? Wait for the bus to leave so you have a clear view of the road from both directions and you can also be seen by other road users.
5.The girl is using her phone while approaching the zebra crossing. Why is this wrong? - It is distracting her from concentrating near on road. The girl should put the phone in her pocket or bag when near roads. She should wait to make sure the traffic has stopped before using the Zebra crossing.
6. How could the group with the ball have avoided the hazard? When walking near the road, carry the ball under their arm or in a bag. Play in a park away from roads.
Activity 2 -
Play the 'Take the lead game' - https://www.think.gov.uk/games/take_the_lead/take_the_lead.html
The game player is given different road safety scenarios of which they must make the correct decisions to win the game.
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 Play Like Share, Episode 1 . Find Play Like Share at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/
Watch Episode 1: Block Him Right Good, Alfie with your child. Use the following questions to chat about the cartoon: o What did you think? What did you like about Play Like Share? o What different things do Sam, Ellie and Alfie do online? [E.g. make videos, talk to people, learn to sing, share their songs] o What problem did Alfie face at the beginning of the cartoon? [Another gamer messaged Alfie, asking to game with him. Alfie said no as he had to go to school] o How did the gamer make Alfie feel? [Happy at first and then uncomfortable and worried when he started making threats] o What did Alfie do when he realised something wasn’t right? [Didn’t reply. Told a trusted adult, his mum. Blocked the gamer. Reported to the website.] o What happened when Selfie’s video was made public? How did it make them feel? [People they didn’t know wrote nasty or strange comments. Received links to adverts. They felt worried and uncomfortable.]
Activity 2: Design a poster for Selfie Ask your child to create a poster for Sam, Ellie and Alfie’s new band Selfie. Encourage them to come up with a design that shows off each character’s talents and personality.
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 4.5.20
This week we are celebrating sun safety awareness.
Show the children the story - George the sun safe superstar by Kathryn Clifford
Remind the children of the sun safety rules
What’s the Weather?
How can we know what the weather is going to be like this week? Why is it useful to have a weather report?
Activity 1 - Explore different weather symbols and information. Go to www.metoffice.gov.uk and have a look at a weather report or watch at the end of our daily news. Why not make your own weather report by drawing and cutting out images of sun, clouds, rain, snow etc. Video your finished report and post onto Seesaw.
Don't forget, to highlight the UV Index, explaining that this shows how harmful the sun’s rays are on a particular day – a reading of 5 or above indicates high risk of skin damage and people should Wrap, Splat, Hat if they are outside. Note that the UV Index can still be high on cloudy days.
Home Learning - Health and Wellbeing - Week beg 27.4.20
We are going to look at how worry makes us feel both emotionally and physically and what we can do to help us to feel better.
Answer the following questions based on the story. What is the story about? (a little boy who conquers his fears or worries) Is there really a dragon? What could it be? Ben describes trying to ignore his dragon, trying to run away from his dragon, trying to blame his dragon for mistakes and ultimately deciding to name it, draw a picture of it, and make friends with it. When he sees the dragon, his heart wobbles. What does this mean? What kind of things do we worry about? What does worry, or anxiety feel like in our bodies? How can we get rid of it? (tell someone, breathing, counting to 10, listening to music, going for a walk, mindfulness exercises) Ben’s dragon was there when he turned off the light, why? One of the letters said – ‘I got dragons when I moved house.’ Why? What happened to dragons when they get ignored? (bigger) What makes them get smaller? (make it laugh, tell it a joke)
One of the things that can help us is mindfulness. Follow the link to look at some ideas that may help you and a worksheet where you can make your own plan of support. https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Worried-poster-and-worksheets.pdf
Make your own 'dragon' out of LEGO or junk material.
Home Learning- Health and Well-being - Week beg 20.4.20
This week, we are going to re-cap what we learnt last term about working as part of a team and the qualities you need to be a good team player. Take a look at the new BBC bitesize home learning pages using the link below;
Six young children are learning the skills needed to work as a team on a search and rescue challenge. The children work out between them the skills they could bring to team-working. After the challenge is explained, the children plan the jobs they might do. They recognise a leader is necessary if the team is to work successfully. After the clip has played discuss with your child what they think the important parts of a team are.
The children discover frustrations that can build and create problems within the team. One of the problems the children identify is everyone has their own ideas of how to do things, and they all want their way to work - which causes arguments. At the end of this clip, discuss with your child what they have learned about how to work as a team.
When you have finished watching and discussing the videos, get your child thinking about what their strengths are and how they could apply that to working as a team by using the Twinkl sheet - I am an amazing person.
Finishing the sentence starters in the balloons will help them visualise the talents they have and how others would value them.
Home Learning - Health and Wellbeing - Week 2
Using mindfulness is a wonderful way of relaxing and grounding or concentrating on your feelings. Using our senses is essential to this.
Drawing or writing task - Draw or write about 1 thing that you can see, hear, feel, taste and smell.
Sit for 5 minutes and concentrate on one of your senses - draw or write what came into your mind.
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week 1
This week in class, we looked at team work and how important all the individual members of a team are. We also looked at the importance of good communication. Challenge your family to the following;
Scavenger Hunt: A home is the perfect place for a scavenger hunt! This is because there are many nooks and crannies that only a resident would be able to figure out. Hide a few treasures around your home, and have your family members work together to figure out clues to locate where the treasures are buried!
Good luck and don't forget to give clear instructions