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PSHE

Tuesday 24th November 2020: What is a happy and safe relationship?

Starter

To begin, jot down adjectives to describe a good friend. Think of as many as you can. You could use an online thesaurus to help you with synonyms.

 

Main Activity

Write down some things that people say or do that makes you feel good.

Sometimes people say and do things that make others feel bad. These might be clues that the relationship is an unhappy/unsafe one. Write down as many things as you can that might give you a clue that a relationship is not happy/safe. For example, name-calling.

If someone feels bad about themselves what could they do to make themselves feel better? What could you do to make them feel better?

 

Watch this short video about friendship - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPkqoJ_k_98

 

Positive relationships are about making people feel good about themselves and supporting each other.

How could you make someone feel good and act in a supportive way?

Wednesday 25th November 2020: What is bullying?

Starter

We are all good at different things and we can all help each other. Make a list of things that people may be good at, for example, listening or drawing. Then make a list of way in which we help each other. After that, link these two lists by thinking about how the things that people are good at could help others, for example, a person who is good at drawing could help someone design a birthday card for their mom.

Main Activity

Watch this short film in the link below. It is called Wing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8EYYH7uB3Y

Brainstorm feelings that Wing experienced and feelings that the crows felt.

After watching, answer the following questions:

  1. What is a relationship?
  2. Who are the relationships between?
  3. What makes a relationship happy/safe?
  4. Is there bullying in the film?
  5. Why/why not?
  6. Does Wing get angry in this film?
  7. How does he behave?

If you were in Wing’s situation, how could you use self-talk to make yourself feel better? What would you say to yourself? How might talking yourself out of catastrophising, negative thoughts be a helpful strategy? What other strategies could you use to help yourself? What about asking for help – how is this a good example?

 

Tuesday 1st December 2020: What is conflict resolution? What sort of things make people similar and different?

What is Conflict?

Conflict is when people have a serious disagreement. It can last for a long time and be difficult to solve. Sometimes conflicts can involve physical violence.

At some point in our lives, we all come in to conflict with people. Learning how to resolve (end) conflict is an important life skill.

Have you ever been in conflict with someone? What happened? Did you resolve it?

What Causes Conflict?

Why do you think conflict happens?

Conflict can be caused by lots of things. Some of them include:

  • different beliefs, such as political or religious beliefs;
  • stubbornness – refusing to see things from someone else’s point of view;
  • past arguments that haven’t been sorted out.

How Can We Resolve Conflict?

In one minute, write down all the ways that you could resolve a conflict.

Feeling Angry

A big part of resolving a conflict is managing our emotions. Feelings like anger or frustration can make us do and say things we shouldn’t. There are lots of ways we can help manage these emotions.

When you feel angry, a good way to deal with this is to slowly count to ten. As you are doing this, try to breathe in and out slowly.

When you are feeling angry, it can be tricky to resolve a conflict. It can sometimes be a good idea to walk away from a conflict and then discuss it later when everyone is feeling a bit calmer.

Let’s all try counting to ten slowly. Try to control your breathing as you do it. How do you feel?

Words

There is an old saying, ‘The tongue can bring death or life’. This means that words have power for good and bad. In conflict, words can make things better or worse.

When you are in conflict, be careful with the words you use. Don’t call anyone names or use unkind words.

Try to explain how you are feeling and why you feel that way. Instead of saying “You have made me angry,” try saying “I feel angry because…”

When we have fallen out with someone, it is easy to raise our voice. When resolving a conflict, try to keep your voice at a low level as if you were talking to someone sitting next to you in the classroom.

The word ‘sorry’ is a great way to resolve a conflict. However, using it properly is important. Instead of saying, “I am sorry you’re upset,” try saying “I am sorry I upset you.”

Other Ways to Resolve Conflict

Listening to others is a good way to help resolve conflict. Try to listen carefully to what the other person is saying instead of only talking.

It can be tricky to solve a conflict and sometimes you might need some outside help. Find someone that everyone involved trusts. It could be a sensible class member or an adult from your school. Calmly, explain what has happened and listen to their advice.

Have you tried any of these methods? What happened?

Compromise is when people agree to give up on a bit of something they might want in order to find a fair solution to a problem. If all the people in a conflict compromise a bit, you should be able to find a fair solution.

Empathy is when you try to understand how another person is feeling. Use your imagination to think about how the other person is feeling.

Have you tried any of these methods? What happened?

Famous Words about Conflict

Talk about some of these quotations about conflict.

“Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan, former United States President.

 

“Whenever you’re in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.” – William James 

“I try to take every conflict, every experience and learn from it.” – Oprah Winfrey

“There is no conflict in the world that cannot be solved.” – Jonathan Powell

 

Wednesday 2nd December 2020:

This is an additional PSHE activity that focuses on KINDNESS.

Follow the link below:

https://www.redcross.org.uk/get-involved/teaching-resources/the-snowman-and-snowdog-kindness-calendar?dm_i=6O59,4BB3,1ELU2K,I0H3,1##

  • read the webpage
  • underneath the image of the Snowman and the Snowdog you will see this:

The Snowman™ and the Snowdog kindness calendar

PDF 16MB

 Download

  • once you’ve clicked this you’ll have access to lots of ideas and a kindness calendar.


 

Wednesday 21st October 2020

Today's topic from BOUNCE BACK.

Blame Fairly

 

Read the text below.

 

Nicki and Khan are good friends. They are in the same basketball team and play together every Saturday. Recently, their team lost a semi-final by two points and they weren't able to get into the finals. After the game, they were all disappointed, but they thought differently about why they had lost the game. Nicki said it was her fault the team had lost, because she missed an important three point shot. Nicki was really angry with herself. She was surprised to hear that Khan thought they had lost because two members of the team arrived late for the game and did not play well. Also, Khan thought it was bad luck that their team's best player was sick and couldn't play.

 

Blame fairly. How much of what happened was due to you, to others and to bad luck and circumstance?

 

  • Who or what did Nicki feel was to blame?
  • What did Khan think?

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Book

Welcome to Storytimebookclub! I hope you enjoy today's story Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, published in 1972.

Tuesday 20th October 2020

Today's topic from BOUNCE BACK.

Everybody experiences sadness, hurt, failure, rejection and setbacks.

 

Watch the video below.

British racing driver Billy Monger talks to BBC Breakfast about getting back to driving

On 16 April 2017, Monger was involved in a high-speed crash at the Donington race, as a result he had the lower part of both of his legs amputated. Now he's fought for rule changes, so he can compete in a single-seated car.

  • Research a paralympic athlete, think about their ability to persevere, to overcome adversity, their resilience. Present your work as a poster, a factfile or a report.
  • Be ready to share your research with your class when you return to school.

Monday 19th October 2020

Today's topic from BOUNCE BACK.

 

Concentrate on the positives (no matter how small) and use laughter.

 

Watch the video below.

Australian Black Summer Aftermath - Behind the News

Many people are still dealing with the effects of the Black Summer bushfire crisis. We revisit some of the young Australians we met in the BTN Bushfire Special to see how their families are coping now. We also find out about the Royal Commission that’s looking in to the cause of the fires, their effects, and what we can do to prevent a similar crisis in the future.

Activity:

  • Where is Australia?
  • What is a bushfire?
  • What are some of the good bits in this bad situation?

 

  • Think of a time when something went wrong in your family or at school or with your friends. Can you think of any small positives in this situation? Was there a funny side to it? Write about this and bring it in to school on Friday 23rd October 2020.

Friday 16th October 2020

Today's topic from BOUNCE BACK.

Nobody is perfect - not you and not others

 

Watch this episode of Newsround.

Now read the text below and try to answer the questions.

Friday 16th October 2020 - I'm perfect

Thursday 15th October 2020

Today's topic from BOUNCE BACK.

Unhelpful thinking makes you feel more upset - think again.

Watch the video below.

Real Time Resilience

  • What were examples of helpful thinking?
  • What were examples of unhelpful thinking?
  • How does negative or unhelpful thinking influence how we feel and act?
  • How do our positive thoughts influence how we feel and act?
  • Write your own definition of unhelpful and helpful thinking, include how it makes you feel and give an example. You can use the sheet below or set it out in your own way.

Thursday 15th October 2020 - helpful and unhelpful thinking

Wednesday 14th October 2020

Today's activity from BOUNCE BACK.

Other people can help if you talk to them - get a reality check

 

  • What do you think this means?
  • Listen to the story below.

The Huge Bag of Worries

Author: Virginia Ironside Illustrated by: Frank Rodgers Read by: Matthew Willsher Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. They are t...

Think about these questions:

  • Why do we choose different people to talk to about different situations?
  • How can other people help if you talk to them?
  • What might happen if we don't ask for help or talk to a trusted person when we are distressed or worried?

Now click on the link below to find out what a 'reality check' is.

Reality checks Wednesday 14th October 2020

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Remember to add to your 'Acts of Kindness' diary and then try the activity below from BOUNCE BACK.

 

Bad times don’t last, things always get better – stay optimistic.

 

  • What do you think the title above means?
  • Watch the video Behind the News: Bushfire Aid, then try to answer the questions...

 

  • Think about the bad thing that happened, how do you think the children felt?
  • Did it take long for things to get better?
  • What might happen if you only focus on the bad times?
  • How might looking for the positives help you bounce back from a difficult situation?

Bushfire Aid - Behind the News

More than 50 homes have been destroyed and many kids evacuated after fires ripped through NSW and the ACT recently. We checked in with some of the kids of Be...

Find out what optimism/optimistic means and write a definition in your own words.

 

Find out what pessimistic/pessimism means and write a definition in your own words.

 

Bring your definitions back to school on Friday 23rd October.

 

Now watch this video. What do you think of this one? Did it make you feel optimistic? Did it make you smile?

Kid President's 20 Things We Should Say More Often

Kid President believes the things we say can help make the world more awesome. Here he shares a special list of 20 things we should say more often. What woul...

Monday 12th October 2020

Last week we were looking at Kindness as a core value in PSHE.

During your time in isolation please keep a diary of 'Acts of Kindness'.

 

Every day, try to do some thing kind for someone in your family. It has to be in your household because none of us can go out until Friday 23rd October! 

 

Bring your 'Acts of Kindness' in to school on Friday 23rd October so that we can share what you have done. Each day record:

 

  1. The date
  2. Who you were kind to
  3. What you did
  4. What the results were - your family's reaction to your kind deeds

 

If you want to print a daily diary form you can click on the link below. If you cannot print from home, simply make a diary from plain paper.

 

 

Watch the Kindness Boomerang video again, show your family. Click on the link below.

PSHE - Acts of kindness diary

Life Vest Inside - Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"

Watch as the camera tracks an act of kindness as its passed from one individual to the next and manages to boomerang back to the person who set it into motion.

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