Week commencing Monday 13th July 2020
This is me!
This week could you write or make a poster to tell your new teacher - Miss Jackson - all about you?
You could tell her about the things you like to do and what your interests are. Or tell her about things at home or what you have been doing in lockdown. She would love to know about any pets that you have - she has two kittens - and your favourite food and drink. If you let her know what your favourite sweets and biscuits are she might just get some ready for treats in September. What about telling her about things you would like to do in Year 2?
If you send me your messages - you can email or take a photograph - and I'll make sure that she gets them.
Week Commencing 6th July 2020
I am thankful.
We often take things that are important to us for granted
Make a list, drawing or poster of the things that you are thankful for.
I've made a start but I could add lots more. It's all the little things that we like, so it could be a hug from your grownups, your favourite toy, a bubble bath, your favourite food for tea. They are little things that can make us happy but we don't always realise - if we didn't have them we would really miss them.
Don't forget to send me pictures of your work.
Week Commencing Monday 29th June 2020
Listen to the book 'You Choose'. It will give you lots of ideas about things that you might like to see and do. Could you make a poster showing me that if you could do anything tomorrow what you would do. I'd also really know which animal you would have as a pet and why? When you discuss this with your grownups tell them why you made the choices. Have fun!
Week Commencing Monday 15th June 2020
Covid 19 has brought about so many changes for all of us in different ways. This week I'd like you to make a 'time capsule' of how things have been since school closed.
I have attached a booklet to help you. You can make your own version of the booklet if you like.
Remember how we discussed feelings in class - we looked at the characters from the film Inside Out. We also talked about feeling lots of different feelings at the same time. As you create your time capsule discuss your feelings with your grown ups and ask them about their feelings too.
Week Commencing Monday 8th June 2020
This week I'd like you to learn a new skill and teach it to someone else. I've attached a sheet showing you how to draw different animals. Choose one of the animals and practise drawing it lots of times so that you can show someone else how to draw it. Have fun. Send me your pictures and let me know how you get on teaching someone else.
Watch and discuss this clip about being responsible.
Is there something at home that you could become responsible for? If we were in school I would be letting you choose a job to be responsible for! For example sharpen the pencils on your table, hand the book bags out, make sure the football is put away, hand out the snacks or tidy the reading area.
You could also discuss times where you have been responsible for something that belongs to someone else. I know Mrs Ledger looks after a friend's hamster sometimes and she has to be really responsible looking after their pet.
Let me know how you get on being responsible for a special job at home.
Week Commencing 18th May 2020
To identify special people, what makes them special and how to care for them.
Could you discuss these questions with your child?
Who are the special people in your life?
What makes them special?
Describe ways that people care for each other.
How can you help the people that look after you?
You could make little cards to send to special people in your life telling them why they are special. I think that they would appreciate it now more than ever.
My son - is special - he is good company, funny, teaches me things, he is kind
My card would say
Thank you for being you! You are special to me because you make me laugh, learn me new things and you are very kind.
Love from Mum xxx
I'll draw some pictures of some cars on the card because he loves cars.
Week Commencing 11th May 2020
To identify and respect the differences and similarities between people.
This week could you discuss these questions with your child? In class we would usually discuss the similarities and differences that we have with our friends, while recognisng that everyone is equal. At home you could think of differences between siblings or parents/carers.
How are we similar?
How are we different?
Me and my daughter.
How are we similar?
We enjoy walking our dog.
We like to do creative activities.
We like to help people.
We both have brown hair.
We both wear glasses.
We are both tidy.
How are we different?
We don't like the same foods.
We go to bed at different times.
We like different TV shows.
I like peace and quiet at the end of the day.
I like shopping.
We have different size feet!
Recognise that we all have things in common with other people, even if we think we are very different.
Week commencing 20.4.20
Discuss these questions with your child - they are to encourage them to form and express their own opinions.
Do they agree/disagree? Why/why not? Think of as many reasons as you can.
Girls should be allowed to watch more TV than boys.
Boys should be allowed to have more sweets than girls.
Girls shouldn't have to wear school uniform.
Boys should be allowed extra playtime.
To extend this further you could make a poster with your child about one of the statements above or another one that you might have come up with during your discussion. They could draw and write reasons why they agree with the statement.