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Our Value this month is............hard work

 

Some tips taken from the following website on how to support your child to become independent: (https://workethic.org/work-ethic/)
Be a model for them by demonstrating your own work ethic. The best way for kids to learn and to persuade better behaviour, is to lead by example. If the kids see you working hard and keeping busy, they will think that is what’s normal. Remember the old saying, “actions speak louder than words.” Even if you don’t work outside the home, you can still model good work habits. Don’t ask anything of your kids that you wouldn’t do yourself. Everything you do is teaching, even when you’re not intending to. It’s important that you do your best to always model your own work ethic and principled behaviour. They absorb everything you say and do. If you think they’re not paying attention, think again.


Talk about what your children want to be when they grow up .Of course, this may change a lot, depending on what is interesting to the child at any given time. Some kids decide they are going to be a firefighter at age three, and they never waiver. Others will change their career aspirations weekly. It doesn’t matter. Just start the conversation, even if it’s something you don’t think the child might be capable of. Encouragement is what matters; urge your children to work hard to reach their dreams.


Give your children age-appropriate chores to do . The earlier you start this habit the better. No one is saying a toddler should be mowing the lawn, but there are plenty of things even small children can do: feed a pet, put dishes in the dishwasher, help fold towels, or help with grocery shopping, for example. The task should be attainable for their age and consistently enforced.


Involve your child in volunteer work. Working for the sake of others, for the betterment of the community, instead of compensation, is a valuable tool for establishing a work ethic and understanding the importance of others. Nursing homes, animal shelters, schools and faith organizations often have separate family volunteer options. But outside of an organized charity, donating old toys or books, or a task like picking up rubbish along a stream, establish the same value.


Make work fun. Kids love to help, and feel like they’re part of what’s going on. So often, adults occupy a world that is of great mystery to children, especially young children. Any opportunity to participate in that world is usually a thrill for them. Turn on the music, make it into a dance, create stories and characters to explain what you’re doing, establish a race to see who finishes first. Get them their own kid-sized gear, let them make their own choices and make a game of it. Most of all, have fun!


Praise constantly and boost their confidence. Make it a goal to make praise a 10:1 ration with encouraging improvement, and be specific in your praise. Kids won’t grasp the task as easily as you do, especially the first few times. Patience is key, and the world won’t end if they don’t do it just the way you would want. Avoid pointing out too many things wrong, or the child may get discouraged and want to quit. Younger kids, especially, will thrive with meaningful praise and small rewards.


Teach failure. This is probably unexpected, but sometimes all the encouragement and work ethic in the world doesn’t pan out. Maybe your child studied hard every day for the school spelling bee, but still came in third. Or practiced how to insert a drill bit, but just couldn’t get it right. That’s okay. No one who has succeeded at anything will tell you that there wasn’t a measure of failure somewhere along the way. Let your kids know that it’s okay not to be perfect.

 

 

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Tuesday 9th February is International Internet Safety Day.

Parent advice can be found at:

https://www.internetmatters.org/?gclid=CjwKCAiAsOmABhAwEiwAEBR0ZgP27GowHfyHvyOWdyIR7rwaVP9FMIR_QPyGhVdohFE1VMdM_Z_RhhoCo8UQAvD_BwE

For more information go to:https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9Htg8V3eik    Here are 5 tips for children.

 

 

February's Value: ' Honesty'.

“Don't tell a lie"- and speaking the truth is a big part of being honest.

But honesty means more than "not lying”.

Honesty means your actions are truthful too.

If you have to hide what you are doing because you are trying to trick someone, you probably aren't being honest.

So honesty is about both speaking and acting truthfully.

 

 

6 Ways to Teach Kids to Be Honest

 During these  difficult times you may need to talk to your child about a loss in the family. Here are some useful links.    http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/home.aspx bereavement    and https://abcdoes.com/abc-does-a-blog/2020/09/25/supporting-child-bereavement-when-children-suffer-loss/

 

 

January's Value of Accomplishment 

Recognising and celebrating the achievements of children plays an important role in developing their self-esteem and overall character, defining the way the engage and perceive success in the future.
Achievement typically measures an externally impose standard. Accomplishment typically describes an internally motivated goal. Accomplishment is the inventory of what children have done well in the past and what they aspire to do well in the future for personal satisfaction and lasting fulfilment
An achievement is a goal that has been reached.
An accomplishment is a job or project that has been completed.

Accomplishments show three things:
1. The precise actions you took in a given situation
2. The skills and abilities you used when facing a challenge
3. The results that you achieved.

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To support your child in developing a Growth Mindset, why not join up to get the free activities from 'The big Journal' click on the link.https://biglifejournal-uk.co.uk/pages/freebies It is well worth a look! 

               Think about which brain you will use?     images growth brains

Remember to use the 'super power of yet'.growth mindset posters yet

 At school we are talking about the '5 points to Wellbeing'. What this means to us and how we can help ourselves and others.

5 ways to wellbeing

You may like to watch together the short video and talk about what you can do to help your own wellbeing.

Anne Freud have produced a leaflet on ' You are never too young to talk mental health'.  Please see attached.      parent-leaflet-mental-health.pdf

 A useful article about  'helping children to cope with anxiety' is attached below.

Helping-Children-Cope-with-Anxiety.pdf

 

This week our Values Award go to:

Eagles  - the whole class!

Swans - Zara

Owls - Elkin

Kingfishers - Francesca

    Swifts - Alfie

Doves - Peppino

Robins - Elsie

Well done to all of you!  

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 At Sharnbrook Primary we strive  to support children to become confident, self-efficient, resilient, motivated and compassionate. To be emotionally stable to be able to enjoy and embrace life, both now and in the future.

 

Lead teacher - Mrs Fensom

Our PSHE programme aims to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is a subject which teachers use to address class and community specific issues; staff hold a discrete circle time each week to discuss relevant topics. We follow the programme of study from the PSHE Association.

Our Values education supports PSHE throughout all subjects including assembly and play times. It is a key theme in assembly and at least one assembly a week is dedicated to it. There is a different Value chosen as a focus for each month.

Our Values this year are:

Resilience

Respect

Responsibility

Kindness

Accomplishment

Honesty

Hard working

Independence

Co-operation

Patience

Politeness.

 

Relationships Education is taught through our P.S.H.E lessons, during the school year with the focus on understanding relationships and how our body and feelings change as we get older. We endeavour to answer children’s questions as honestly as possible.

We follow the P.S.H.E Associations programme of study. Please see below:

Thematic-PSHE-Medium-plans.pdf  

    Our School Rules


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Websites and activities.

 An activity to use at home to talk about feelings - feeling-faces.docx

First  Aid for feelings booklet - FirstAidForFeelings-booklet.pdf

 E-safety -

Here is a link from the NSPCC giving advice on how to talk to your children about esafety

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety

 

 For information on sleep-

https://raisingchildren.net.au/school-age/sleep/understanding-sleep/school-age-sleep

 

Growth Mindset and Well Being -
https://biglifejournal-uk.co.uk/ For free ideas to support your child to develop a Growth Mindset.
Sign up for the freebies! Click here for the link.

(More sites given below the  photographs).

 

          Our  school display about 'Well being'.

PSHE 

Our school display all about 'Emotions'.

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Mental Well-being: 
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
Website: https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

British Psychological Society (BPS)
Website: https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-offers-advice-schools-parents-and-carers-help-children-through-uncertainty
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: advice on dealing with school closures and talking to children about COVID-19.

Children’s Commissioner
Website: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

MindEd
Website: https://www.minded.org.uk/
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: an educational resource for all adults on children and young people’s mental health.

The Child Bereavement Network
Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/covid-19.aspx
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.
Registration: not required