This unit aims to look at:
How our choices have an impact on others.
Our rights, responsibilities, rewards and consequences.
Roles and responsibilities within our school and community.
What our role is within our community, school and in home learning.
An opportunity to reflect our opportunities.
How to deal with worries and anxieties.
Dealing with anxieties in the current climate.
Being determined to succeed.
Think about your hands.
What have they done today?
What good things? What negative things?
What can they do?
Think and list in terms of positive and negative.
You could write your ideas on handprints you have made.
We have choices about what our hands do and what our voices say to others.
The difficult is when you say something you can’t take it back. Use squirty foam as an example.
When it is out of the can, you can’t put it back in.
Try to be positive with yourself and your thoughts. Negative thoughts need to be shared and converted into positive actions.
Rights and responsibilities
Investigate human rights using these tools.
But alongside our rights we have responsibilities too.
List things that you are responsible for – at home, at school.
What responsibilities could you take on to help at home?
How can we all behave responsibly in our current situation?
Consider your rewards carefully.
What are the best rewards you receive? Why?
What would your ideal reward be?
Does it need to be something physical that you achieve (e.g. certificate, medal) or is achieving something enough?
Complete the sentence – “I am proud of you because….” For each member of the family.
Introduce the proud of you tickets and fill in throughout your learning week.
You could share these at the end of the week over a family meal.
These could be displayed or there could be some reward when I certain number is achieved.
It might be that you find someway of displaying what it is you are proud of – a proud book, photographs of behaviour you feel proud of.
Consequences - Use some of the choices resources to help you look through consequences. If you have already completed this unit already you might like to review it here.
Use the 4 jigsaw piece sheet to consider what your rights, responsibilities, rewards and consequences are for home learning, in school, in the community.
Our role in our school, community and during home learning.
If we think of our community as a wall and each brick represents a part of that community. Without each other we will not have the protection and security that a wall provides. We all have a role to play.
It is natural to feel worried about things but it is important to share a worry rather than deal with it on your own or carry them round.
Dealing with Anxieties in the current Climate
To keep up to date with news in the current climate you could use newsround which is a child friendly news programme.
This is Olympic diver Tom Daley who won an Olympic bronze medal at the London 2012 games aged 18.
Watch these clips of him talking about his diving.
At the same time as this, he completed his A Levels.
When do you think he started to dream about winning an Olympic medal?
This newspaper article should give you an idea.
Do they think it makes a difference to have goals to work towards?
Do you think it made a difference to Tom?
Some further information you should know about the year before he went to the olympics:
Tom’s dad died from a brain tumour. Tom’s dad had been his greatest supporter and shared his son’s vision for the Olympic medal. In the lead up to the Olympics, do you think his dad’s death made a difference to Tom?
Do you think he had any fears/worries as he trained for the Olympics?
What goals are you setting yourself?
What goals are you setting yourself during this home learning time?
What goals have you set yourself long term?