Week 8 Thoughts and Feelings
Over the course of this week, we would like you to complete this thoughts and feelings pack to prepare for our return to school next Monday (whoop!) You should consider how you are feeling and also the different strategies advised to regulate your emotions. Please carefully consider what you'd like to write on your 'things I'd like to tell my teacher' sheet as we would like you to bring these in with you next week if you can.
Week 6 Captain Sir Tom Moore
Do you recognise the man in the picture? Captain Sir Tom Moore raised over £33 million for the NHS by completing 100 laps of his garden for his 100th birthday! Captain Tom began raising funds to thank NHS staff who helped him with treatment for cancer and a broken hip, he originally aimed to raise just £1000 but quickly passed his target! Read through the slides Mrs Carter has kindly shared with us, all about Captain Tom Moore’s incredible achievement, and watch the video, where Boris Johnson speaks about Captain Sir Tom. Talk about how sometimes it’s not the biggest actions that can have the biggest impact and that all of the things that we do affect the world around us! Captain Tom didn’t even leave his garden but managed to raise a lot of money and raise the spirits of the nation! Can we think of anything we can do at the moment to help others? It's important to remember that however small we think our actions are, we can all contribute to help make a positive difference to the world around us. At some point, to someone or something, our actions really do matter!
Week 5 -Expressing Ourselves
Following a big chat with one of our lovely 3/4 children last week, I wanted to start off Children's Mental Health Week by thinking about how we can use poetry to express ourselves. I'm sure many of you are aware that just a couple of weeks ago in the United States of America, there was a ceremony called an inauguration. This is when Joe Biden was sworn in, which means that he officially became the next President of the United States.
Like many people across the world, I watched this ceremony and was really inspired by many different things - including Kamala Harris being the first female, African American and Asian American Vice President! But it didn't end there! I was completely in awe and lost for words (almost, but Mrs Jones does like a chat) by the amazing poem written and recited by the youngest Poet Laureate called Amanda Gorman.
Amanda Gorman really expressed how she was feeling in response to recent events in the USA, reflecting on these and then sharing her vision for the future.
This is one of the joys of poetry as it really allows you to express how you might be feeling and helps give voice to your inner thoughts and feelings that are sometimes difficult to speak about.
Week 4 - Special People and Relationships
This week we are going to be exploring what makes a relationship happy and healthy.
Have a look at the PowerPoint below then please have a go at the activities.
Over the past year, we have heard the term Key Workers a lot and celebrated how these people have kept the country going during the coronavirus pandemic.
One type of Key Worker who we have been really grateful for is NURSES! They have been on the frontline fighting this horrible virus...but what does a nurse actually do?
The text below is called 'A Day in the Life of a Nurse' and explains a nurses general day-to-day duties. There are two activities for you to choose between: a comprehension or dictionary research - you could pick one, or you could complete both.
Mind is a charity who support and offer guidance to people who may be struggling with their mental health. Because many people are finding things a little trickier than usual at the moment, Mind have designed a wellbeing challenge for children to encourage you to think about what makes you calm, what is good about you, what you appreciate, what we can do to be kind and what good deeds we can undertake to share our kindness with others. We’d like you to give this a go this week – you will hopefully really enjoy the activities.