Here we will be uploading songs, quotes and suggested audiobooks for you during your home learning.
1st April 2020
31st March 2020
Your own garden is a great place to start looking for wildlife, especially bugs. Below is a printable chart showing many things to look out for.
How many of these can you find in your garden this spring and summer?
How many did you find in 1 day?
Make a note of where you found each one and what it was doing e.g. sitting on a flower, eating a leaf, crawling up a tree trunk.
Please stay safe and only go into your own garden.
Try and make some of your own bugs.
30th March 2020
27th March 2020
If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.” –
Get moving today.
26th March 2020
Good morning everyone!
Fun Mindfulness Activities and Exercises for Children.
One easy way for children to dip their toes into mindfulness is through body poses. To get your kids excited, tell them that doing fun poses can help them feel strong, brave, and happy.
Have the kids go somewhere quiet and familiar, a place they feel safe. Next, tell them to try one of the following poses:
- The Superman: this pose is practiced by standing with the feet just wider than the hips, fists clenched, and arms reached out to the sky, stretching the body as tall as possible.
- The Wonder Woman: this pose is struck by standing tall with legs wider than hip-width apart and hands or fists placed on the hips (Karen Young, 2017).
Ask the kids how they feel after a few rounds of trying either of these poses. You may be surprised.
The Mindful Jar
This activity can teach children how strong emotions can take hold, and how to find peace when these strong emotions feel overwhelming.
- First, get a clear jar (like a Mason jar) and fill it almost all the way with water. Next, add a big spoonful of glitter glue or glue and dry glitter to the jar. Put the lid back on the jar and shake it to make the glitter swirl.
- Finally, use the following script or take inspiration from it to form your own mini-lesson:
- “Imagine that the glitter is like your thoughts when you’re stressed, mad or upset. See how they whirl around and make it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when you’re upset – because you’re not thinking clearly. Don’t worry this is normal and it happens in all of us (yep, grownups too).
[Now put the jar down in front of them.]
Now watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water clears? Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle and you start to see things much clearer. Deep breaths during this calming process can help us settle when we feel a lot of emotions” (Karen Young, 2017).
The Safari exercise is a great way to help kids learn mindfulness. This activity turns an average, everyday walk into an exciting new adventure.
Tell your kids that you will be going on a safari: their goal is to notice as many birds, bugs, creepy-crawlies, and any other animals as they can. Anything that walks, crawls, swims, or flies is of interest, and they’ll need to focus all of their senses to find them, especially the little ones (Karen Young, 2017).
[Remember social distancing if you're out on a walk where there's other people!]
25th March 2020
Morning Year 3!
Below is a link for you to jumpstart your day:
Keep moving at home.
Hope you have been outside on this lovely sunny day to get some fresh air.
23rd March 2020
Below is a link to a wonderful story you can enjoy today: