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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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