Health and Well being

The following resources may be of help to you, during these difficult times:

There is an information book explaining Coronavirus to children.

nosycrow.com/…/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler

Also included is an ‘anxiety toolkit’. This includes resources for parents and carers, and children, to help manage anxiety and improve well being during the coronavirus crisis. You will find practical activities such as mindful crafts, breathing exercises and other self-care ideas, informative videos, emotional expression worksheets and helpful strategies to address anxiety.

coronavirus-anxiety-toolkit

Finally, I have attached an ‘anxiety social story’ and one that explains  Coronavirus to children.

Anxiety social story

social story

 

Be a Canal and River Explorer

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/explorers/learning-from-home

This fantastic resource provides everything you need to research, design and build a canal-themed habitat.

 

Perhaps, re-design an area of your garden, or outside space, to create a Corridor for Nature to live or to pass through.
Click on the link above, look for the Learning for Home section, and be prepared to enter a whole new world of environmental learning.

 

Dandelion Honey

A jar of runny vegan honey made from dandelion flowers

INGREDIENTS

  • 100 g fresh dandelion flowerheads, densely packed
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 350 ml water
  • 300 g organic sugar

INSTRUCTION

1.   Shake or blow the flowers to remove any bugs
2.   Place the water, lemon slices and dandelion flowers in a saucepan
3.   Simmer with a lid on for 15 minutes
4.   Leave this to cool and infuse overnight
5.   The next day, strain out the flowers and lemon by pouring the  liquid through a strainer or muslin cloth. Press down to make sure you get all of that dandelion juice out!
6.   Weigh the liquid, and then weigh out the same amount sugar.
7.   Put the liquid back in the pan and add the sugar. Stir and heat gently at first until the sugar is dissolved. Then bring it up to a gentle boil for approximately 15 minutes.   
8.   Pour into clean sterilised jars and put the lids on while it’s still hot

P1-3 Daily Greeting and Challenge

Good Morning P1-3! Here is your Fun Friday Challenge.

Have you ever read any Mr Men or Little Miss books by Roger Hargreaves? There are lots of different, interesting and fun characters in the series e.g. Mr Funny, Little Miss Magic and Mr Topsy Turvy.

Your challenge today is to create a new Little Miss or Mr Men character. Draw a picture of them with their name underneath. Remember to share your picture on your Learning Journal.

Have a lovely weekend and we hope that the sun shines!

P1-3 Daily Challenge

Good morning P1-3! Today’s challenge is to create a boat out of tinfoil.

You will need: tinfoil, scissors, a bowl of water and pennies
Instructions:
1. Use scissors to carefully cut the tinfoil into 2 rectangle shapes.
2. With the first piece of foil, form a boat that can hold pennies and not sink.
3. Predict how many pennies your boat will hold.
4. Place the foil boat in the bowl of water.
5. Place 1 penny at a time in the boat. Keep adding pennies until the boat sinks. Make sure you count them as you go!
6. Use the second piece of foil to make a new boat, based on what you observed from your previous design.
7. Estimate how many pennies the new design will hold.
8. Place the new boat in water, and carefully place 1 penny at a time in the boat until it sinks.

Welcome to Wednesday P1-3 😎

Here we are at the middle of May already!  It is time for you to become a pirate and hide some treasure.  Can you choose a treasure, maybe a coin or some of your jewellery, to hide somewhere in your house or garden (but don’t tell anyone where 😉).  Then, can you draw a map using a starting point and putting an X for the treasure?  Ask someone in your house to use the map to try and find the treasure.  Maybe they could then make a map for you to follow if they have time.  Have fun mateys! We would love to see a picture of your map on your Learning Journal if you’d like to post it.