Mantle of the Expert - Morda Tourist information Experts
Today we had a visitor from the Oswestry Visitor centre, a lady called Maureen. She needed our expert help on creating a leaflet and poster for new visitors to Morda. It made us think about all the great things Morda Village has to offer including the exciting and fun school and preschool, the adventure playground, the bus stops for good travel and the football area with the village hall.
We set about researching what leaflets look like and what they have on them from the one Maureen brought us. We worked as a team to write interesting facts for new people on our marvellous Morda.
Maureen came back later in the afternoon. She was very pleased with our work. We had written ‘come to visit marvellous Morda’. ‘You can catch the bus and make new friends at the park’
‘Visit fantastic Morda with a brilliant fun school where children can learn and have exciting times!’
We recapped on the importance of sleep and relaxing before bed. We then practised our breathing techniques to blow away our worries at night. Here we are relaxing and breathing to clear our minds.
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Pupils knew lots about the importance of sleep and feeling relaxed before bed. Teddy said sleep helps us to stay well and fight away the bugs. Jude told us it gives us energy for our bodies and our brains.
We shared our bedtime routines which were getting dressed in cosy Pyjama's, drinking milk or hot chocolate, having stories or relaxing music.
In small groups we created posters to show our good routines and what helps us get great nights sleep. We also practised some relaxing and breathing techniques from the happiness club sessions and from Cosmic Yoga.
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Today we discussed and watched a video from the NSPCC on speaking out and staying safe. We chatted about our rights and who we can share things with in school and at home if we ever have any worries.
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We have been looking carefully at the importance of oral health and how to clean our teeth properly. We had some advice from the dental nurse we talked to us about brushing in the morning and at night. Lots of us have already visited the dentist and know how to brush all the teeth properly for around 2 minutes and reaching all the teeth in our mouth. We also looked at different foods which can be bad for our teeth and the white enamel. Foods such as sweets and sugary drinks are not good for our teeth.
Expressing our emotions
We recapped on the emoji faces and named the emotions being expressed. We then watched ‘Where are you blue Kangaroo’ which explored the feelings of being worried, sad, and anxious. In our talking partners we discussed what makes us feel these emotions and how we show them and crucially how we can deal with them. Children expressed feeling hot and having tummy ache. Children also suggested helping each other and talking through our feelings by naming the emotion we feel will always help us to feel better.
Today we had a class discussion on gender stereotypes. Together we looked at picture cards showing different activities such as crying, wearing skirts, dancing, liking the colour purple, dressing up as a pirate to name just a few. We had two hoops labelled a girl’s hoop and boy’s hoop.
At first children placed the cards firmly in either hoop. Dancing was girls, dressing up as pirate was in the boy’s hoop. This is was interesting and we can comment such as ‘my brother does this’. ‘I like to do that’
Once the hoops were then overlapped our discussion changed and we started to see that some boys may want to wear a skirt and like the colour purple. We later moved all the picture cards into the middle and decided both genders can do both activities.