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.
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.
Home Learning - Health and Well-being - Week beg 4.5.20
Watch the story - George the sun safe superstar by Kathryn Clifford
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)
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.