Next week (8th – 12th) is Rights Respecting School’s Focus Week. Each class will focus on an article for the week and have been asked to take photos to illustrate that right, then create 1 or more A4 Poster(s) about it. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s work!
Martin Luther King Day 2021
Who was Martin Luther King Jr ?
Why does the USA have a special holiday to remember him?
We can learn a bit more about his life by looking at these slides:
Now have a listen to and read the lyrics of this familiar song from the 80s!
(your parents and grandparents will most likely know it!!)
You may have been surprised to find out that Stevie Wonder wrote this song about Martin Luther King. He wanted there to be a holiday to remind people about this special man and his dream and by 1986 he got his wish!
Here are some activities you could try:
Make some handprints using coloured paper or paint. Arrange them in a circle and write down/draw some of your own dreams and hopes for yourself or for the world.
Draw a cloud shape on some paper and fill it with words or pictures of some dreams or wishes you may have for your family/community or for the world.
Use some of the words from the poster above to help you design your own poster about Martin Luther King. Here are some examples:
If you would like to find out more about Martin Luther King and his dreams, you could carry out some research for yourself on your computer.
Here are some websites to visit:
I hope you enjoyed learning about Martin Luther King.
Dragon Boat Racing
These are called Dragon Boats!
Every year in China people celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is a holiday celebrated in China on the 5th day of the 5th month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar! This year it falls on June 25th.
The festival is celebrated by having boat races where the boats are in the shape of dragons. Competing teams row their boats forward to a drumbeat, racing to reach the finish.
In this video, you can see a fast race in the water.
Watch out for the man beating the drum in each boat!
Can you see the Dragon faces on the boats?
You could try to make your own colourful paper dragon boat:
Here is a list of what you need:
Sheet of sturdy cardstock or paper (approx. 21×21cm)
Scrap paper for paddles
Markers or crayons
And here is the method with pictures and instructions:
Step 1: Grab your 21×21cm square of cardstock/paper.
Step 2. Fold the cardstock in half so that fold is on the bottom.
Step 3. Fold it in half again, then open back up to form a crease in the middle.
Step 4. Fold the bottom corners in.
Step 5. Fold the first layer of top corners in.
Step 6. Turn it over.
Step 7. Fold the top corners down.
Step 8. Fold the flap down.
Step 9. Turn it over and fold the other flap down. Secure flaps with glue stick.
You can now decorate and add the two dragon heads from above. Once you have glued them to the front of the boat, punch three holes into each side of the boat for the straw oars. Finally, cut some paddles from scrap paper and stick these to the straws.
For more information you can visit : https://www.littlepassports.com/blog/craft-diy/diy-chinese-dragon-boat-activity-for-kids/
Finally, a song to finish:
Enjoy your Summer holidays!
See you in August,
Linda and Ana.
Carer’s Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
This comes at a time when we have all been thinking about people who care and look after us and our pets a lot of the time, especially when we are unwell. Can you think of any? You can find out on this word mat:
Have you heard about this event over these last few weeks? – “Clap for Carers”
Every week for the last 10 weeks on a Thursday evening at 8.00pm, the country has clapped in their gardens, on their doorsteps and through their open or closed windows to show it’s appreciation to all those carers who are working so hard for us all just now.
Here is a story about one special carer – a Scottish nurse, whose name you might have heard recently in the news:
Here is a poem written by some children who want to say “Thank you!”
It is always nice to say “Thank you” to people who look after us. Here are some activities which you could try to help you do this:
Thank you cards:
Write “thank you” with a wax crayon first, before painting over it. And above, turn paper hand-prints into colourful flowers in a pot.
Press this link for a “thank you” rainbow to colour in for the NHS:
Or, try to make this hand-print/heart card.
And finally, – a Thank You song!