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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 'Today i feel silly and other moods that make up my day' by Jamie Lee Curtis - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JofkgL7CY5A

 

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. Try and extend your vocabulary of emotions, not just happy, sad, angry and upset. 

 

happy

 

 

cheery

 

joyful

 

ecstatic

 

sad

 

 

upset

 

forlorn

 

heart-broken

 

scared

 

 

anxious

 

frightened

 

petrified

 

angry

 

 

irritated

 

cross

 

furious

 

worried

 

 

concerned

 

troubled

 

distressed

 

  • 3. Choose one of the words that describes a 'big' feeling from your list. Draw or write on your body outline
  • Where in the body might someone have that feeling?
If the feeling had a colour, what would it be?
If it had a shape, what would it be?
If it had a texture, what would it be?
If the feeling had a sound, what would it be?
If the feeling were an image or a picture, what would it be?

 

4.  Design a poster listing all the SAFE  ways that you could express your feelings. They could include singing, dancing, painting, drawing, writing, acting and talking to others etc.

 

Mrs Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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. 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’. 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.

2. Can the children tell you how to brush their teeth?

3. 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. – 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.

 

Activity - 

Ask the children to research a list of all the words associated with teeth. Words to include teeth, molar, incisor, brushing, toothpaste, pea-sized, dentist, milk teeth, braces, cavity, plaque, sugar, timer, two minutes, toothbrush, check up, gums etc

Use Wordart.com https://wordart.com/ to make their own piece of dental art.

 

Mrs Roberts

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 - 

Remind the children about the previous learning they have completed about road safety. Can they remember the Stop, Look, Listen, Think? lesson, Can they tell you how to cross the road safely? Can they tell you where the safer places to cross are? Ask the children how they tend to travel to school – and how they feel about the idea of making that journey – or another one they make a lot (e.g. to a friend’s house) when they are old enough to travel alone?

Watch the film - First journeys - https://www.think.gov.uk/resource/first-journeys/ The children share their top tips for staying safe. The tips included - Talk with your family; practise your route with someone else; wear bright colours and a helmet if you are on your bicycle; when you cross the road make sure you wait for the Green Man and that you still check the traffic has stopped; make sure you complete a Bikeability course if you are travelling on your bicycle; if you are walking along with a ball make sure the ball is stored safely in a bag or in your hands and don’t play with it on or near the road; take out your headphones before crossing the road; look after each other.

 

Activity 2 - 

Draw a simple picture of their route from home to school and label their drawing with the road safety tips they will put into action, at each point where they need to reduce any risks.

 

Mrs Roberts

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: Alfie’s videos  Watch Episode 1: Block Him Right Good, Alfie  with your child at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/watch/.

 

 Look at Resource Sheet 1: Alfie’s profile. Alfie has taken some important steps to make sure that he is safe when he is making videos and posting them online.  Ask your child to write down four steps Alfie has taken, either on the Resource Sheet or on paper.  Once completed, discuss your child’s answers and identity any missed steps [Steps: 1. profile picture is an avatar, not an actual photo 2. username does not feature his name. 3. Privacy set to friends only. 4. Wears clothes that are not school uniform or private, like pyjamas.]

 

 

 

Activity 2: Being kind online  Ask your child what they remember about Episode 1 of Play Like Share.  Ask your child: o Who wrote a mean comment about Alfie? [the Popcorn Wizards] o Who ‘liked’ the comment? [Sam] o Why wasn’t this a kind thing to do? [It might upset Alfie. Sam is meant to be Alfie’s friend]  Explain when we write or post something online, we must always think about how we might make other people feel.  What positive words could Ellie, Alfie and Sam use to describe each other?

 

 

 

Ask your child to  draw pictures of each character and add positive words to describe them.

 

Mrs Roberts

 

 

Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 4.5.20

 

Watch the story - George the sun safe superstar by Kathryn Clifford

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwyqaLnsi5Q

 

Remind the children of the sun safety rules

 

 

 

Activity 1 - Discuss why the sun is important to us. Answers could include; - Good Gives us light Helps plants grow Makes vitamin D Keeps us warm Makes us feel good / happy healthy Kills germs.  Bad -  Causes sunburn Causes skin cancer Causes eye damage Gives us wrinkles Produces ultraviolet radiation UV 

 

Activity 2 - Sun Safety Films: Challenge the children to develop, write and film (e.g. on basic smart phones) a TV advertisement reminding people that Wrap, Splat, Hat isn’t just for beach holidays – they should protect their skin when outside in the UK. You might like to show the children some examples of health and safety campaign ads for inspiration, discussing some of their typical features (e.g. use of statistics, celebrity endorsement, acted scenes, memorable characters, repetition of key information)

 

Mrs Roberts

 

Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 27.4.20

 

This week we celebrate Earth day by looking at the Global goals. The 17 Global Goals were drawn up by world leaders in 2015 with a view that they will be achieved by 2030.

 

  •  Ask the children how old they will be in 2030?  Think about what they might be doing in 2030, want job might they have, what would they like to study or how will they spend their time? What kind of world will we be living in?
  • Re-cap the sustainable goals by watching the film ‘Part 1 animation’   https://vimeo.com/138852758

  • Design  a Global Goals country - where they will draw their own vision of what a country would like in 2030 if the Goals are achieved. Ask the children to think about  what facilities and infrastructures a country might need to look after its population, environment and natural resources? E.g schools, hospitals, water sources, waste management systems, safe roads.

 

Mrs Roberts

Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 20.4.20

 

National Pet Care Month

 

 Every year Dogs Trust cares for over 16,000 dogs in Rehoming Centres across the country. Dogs are abandoned for all kinds of reasons, such as lifestyle changes or lack of time and money. However, many owners simply haven’t understood the needs of their dog, the level of commitment and responsibility it takes to care for him or how different the puppy would become once adult.

 

Watch the Dog’s Trust Film Chew’s a dog. As they watch encourage your cild  to consider what are the ‘responsibilities’ involved in getting a dog which are highlighted by Jimmy. 

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmVBtZGiDzA 

 

Things to consider are;

 

  • Can I afford to have a dog, taking into account not only the initial cost of purchasing the dog, but also the on-going expenses such as food, veterinary fees and insurance? The average medium sized dog costs £25 a week. 

  •  Can I make a lifelong commitment to a dog? A dog’s average life span is 12 years - what will you be doing in 12 years' time? 

  •  Is my home big enough to house a dog? Even small breeds of dog need space to play and preferably an outdoor area. 

  •  Do I really want to exercise a dog every day? If you don’t have time to walk your dog twice per day you will need to consider how else, you will make sure that your dog gets enough exercise? 

  • Will there be someone at home for a dog? Dogs get lonely just like humans. 

  • Will I find time to train, groom and generally care for a dog?

 

 

About Alex

 

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Amazing Alex is an affectionate young boy with so much potential to be a wonderful addition to the right family. He is full of beans and loves food, toys and human company equally - he just loves everything! Alex is undeniably cute, but he will need a lot of training in multiple areas, so a family with ample time and patience will be essential to ensure he has the perfect new life.

Type of home needed

Alex is seeking a home where plenty of time can be invested in terms of his training. Areas he needs help with include housetraining, dog socials, separation and the basics surrounding lead work and focus. He is a very bright boy so with patience (and FOOD!), he should catch things fairly quickly. Alex does struggle to settle, and really will need a family who can dedicate LOTS of time and understanding to this conflicted boy.

More about me

Alex will be able to live with children aged 8 years and older, but do consider the fact that he can be a little bouncy! He may be able to live with another dog who can tolerate his bouncy nature, but this will be dependent on meets prior to heading home. Alex will be a project for his new family, but will absolutely be worth the time and patience.

 

 

 

Using this real Dog's Trust dog, can the children  design an advert for the case study dog to re-homed. The advert must include the Dog’s Trust list of responsibilities for good dog ownership as listed above.

 

Mrs Roberts

 

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, just use pen and paper.

 

https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/My-Perfect-day.pdf

 

Mrs Roberts

Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week 1

There are five days worth of activities here full of Lots of lovely happiness fun!

Day 1 - List 5 things where you can be more active. Try one or two of them out.

Day 2 - List 5 things where you can be more helpful around the house. Aim to help your family out a little bit more this week.

Day 3 - List 5 of your friends. Can you write one of them a letter?

Day 4 - List 5 things that you would like to be better at. Ask a family member to help you.

Day 5 - Draw something that you can see from your window.

 

Mrs Roberts

 

 

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