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Learning to Respect Week. FOUNDATION STAGE. OBJECTIVE – To know that they are special and all are different. Ideas to use throughout the week. During Circle Time – Games – ‘Pass the hand clap’ Clap your hands and then ask the person on your left to pass it on etc when it returns back, then pass the clap but there must be eye contact. Try different ways and put in a rhythm. In pairs get children to ask three questions and for the other child to remember what the questions are to repeat them back to you. Write a ‘Ground Rules’ sheet, collect children’s ideas on how they would like to be treated through out the week. Write a poem as a class eg ‘To be a good friend I must always listen to others’ ‘To be a good friend I must share my belongings’ etc Mirroring skills – to sit opposite a partner and ask one side to express a specific emotion and the other to copy. Every morning starting a song together. Could start with one child singing and then another joins in and so on until the whole class is singing, showing how much better the song sounds when all work together as a team. Using the parachute to build up team skills and listening skills. Get two children to stand up and the class sings ‘The Difference Game’ then for the two children to recognise the differences between each other. Children can make their own name badge. At the end of the week, children can make an ‘Award for looking after me’ and give it to who they think cares for them. Drama Activities from training week. Learning to Respect Week. YEAR ONE OBJECTIVE – For children to build up their self esteem by recognising different emotions. Ideas to use throughout the week. Use the ‘DIPSI Bag’ idea to show how all children will be listened to throughout the week. Create rules for the week on how children want to be listened to. Connect colours to how we are feeling, recognising different emotions. Children can draw their own faces showing what different emotions they experience every day. Try to extend to words like grumpy, miserable, delighted etc. For children to know what their favourite things are and how they make them feel happy. For children to show that they know who they are and recognise all the things around them that make them confident. Children can play the ‘I know who I am’ game. To use the parachute to build up on team skills and listening to each other while working together. At the end of the week, for children to write a thank you letter to the person/people who look after them the most. Read ‘John’s day’ and explore all the different emotions that he experienced. Put feelings into two headings ‘blue’ and ‘red’ to differentiate through different feelings. Drama activities from training week. Learning to Respect Week. YEAR TWO OBJECTIVE – For children to know what skills are needed to keep a relationship going. Ideas to use throughout the week. Collect ideas for Ground Rules for the week, looking at how children would like to be treated throughout the week. For children to know that sometimes we judge others by their looks. Then to be able to look at what qualities they admire in their friends. Read the poem ‘My friend Bhavna’ For children to be able to show different love in different ways. For children to be able to show how they care for someone without telling them. For children to recognise that they are connected to others in lots of different ways. To look at how they are a star! Have a look at Rachel’s family Circle and look at all the different people in her life. Then get the children to recognise all the different people in their life. Talk about the different effects different people have in their lives. For children to look at when they break friends how do they make friends again. Show children objects that are broken and get them to put them back together again. For children to recognise that all friends are different and are not the same as them, to learn and respect those differences. Look at the storyboard of Clare and Raj, talk through the events that are happening and get the children to finish off the story. Use the parachute to build up on team skills and listening skills. At the end of the week get the children to write a ‘hug bug’ for someone who is special to them. Use drama ideas from the training session. Learning to Respect Week. YEAR THREE OBJECTIVE – For children to learn different strategies to cope with changes in relationships. Ideas to use throughout the week. For children to know that when things change it makes them feel different. For children to recognise what makes them angry and how to deal with that emotion. If children have been left out of a group, how can they get back into it. 4 children in a circle, one tries to get in, 4 must not let them in. How do they feel, collect terminology? Look at how a stranger to the class may feel. For children to know that sometimes they will need time alone and to respect other people’s privacy. Then realise that sometimes you need people and sometimes you do not. Children need to understand what it is that hurts their feeling and how they hurt other people’s feelings. For children to look at a quarrel that they have had and to recognise how they dealt with the situation. Problem page, for children to read the problems that are given and work out how to answer them correctly. In pairs, you could have one is the child with the problem and one is the role of the agony aunt. Use the parachute to build up on communicating and listening skills within the class and to get them working as a whole team. Use drama ideas that were taught in the training sessions. At the end of the week, get children to write a Hug Bug for someone special in their life. Learning to Respect Week. YEAR FOUR OBJECTIVE – For children to understand their rights and responsibilities. Ideas to use throughout the week. For children to understand what consequences are and that their actions will have consequences. Look at the sheet ‘The Persuaders’ and in a circle, cut out scenarios and let children talk what they would do. For children to understand that they have different rights and responsibilities for different places and situations. For children to understand the differences between rights and responsibilities. Read through ‘Jim’s Rights’ and talk through what different rights they have at different stages of their lives. Children can continue by writing what could happen to him in August. Keep the same format and work through the ‘Playground Fight’, work through ideas together and let children fill in dis/advantage. Read through ‘Children’s Rights’ and in partners/small groups work through the answers and feed back the different answers to the class. Use the parachute to work on building communicating and listening skills. Getting the class to work as a whole team. Use drama games used in the training sessions. At the end of the week, get the children to write a Hug Bug for someone special in their lives. Learning to Respect Week. YEAR FIVE OBJECTIVE – For children to be able to control negative feelings and turn them into a positive way. Ideas to use throughout the week. Could look through ‘useful vocabulary’ sheet and go through the meanings with the children to ensure that they have the correct understanding. (maybe tippex out sex!) Have a look at the picture ‘The Scream’ collect the children’s ideas about what it might mean. For them to say how it makes them feel. Look at ‘Playground Behaviour’, for children to be able to resolve their differences peacefully. Observation sheet can be used for the whole week and for them to note down what is going on in the playground/classroom. For children to look at bullying and violent behaviour. Getting the children to recognise what is seen as violent and unacceptable. For children to recognise what it means to be stressed and how to cope with the different feelings as they grow older. Then to know how to work through ways to control their stress so it does not lead to anger problems later. For children to know what the signs are for a bully and to be able to say no or stand up to them in the correct way. Read newspaper reports and look at the effects of those who did not know how to deal with the situation Art puppets – conflicting emotions on two sides of paper plate on a stick. Work through CD ROM – Copying with Bullying. Use the parachute to build up skills with communicating and listening. Also makes the class work as a team. Use drama games used within training sessions. At the end of the week, get them to write a thank you letter for someone who is special in their lives. Learning to Respect Week. YEAR SIX OBJECTIVE – For children to understand what violence is and the roles within gender. Ideas to use throughout the week. For children to brainstorm what a relationship is and what violence is. Through drama show how someone has more control in a relationship. Stereotypes - for children to understand and raise awareness of the dangers of stereotyping and prejudice. Children to know that it is never ok to hurt someone. For children to look at the different roles that are involved for male and female in school, work and leisure. Create a Powerpoint presentation about how to keep yourself safe from other people. Use the parachute to increase communicating and listening skills within the class. Makes them work as a team. To encourage children to look at positive peer pressure and how friends and family members can be used to help them making correct decisions. Use drama ideas that were used in the training sessions.
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