Writing Challenge – week beginning 06.07.20

Can you find something that rhymes with these words? Can you find any of the new words in your home – look in books, on the TV, in magazines, or when you go for a walk.

Write down all the words you can find. Can you put them into a sentence?

We had a go:

bee – tree – I can see a tree.

hose – pose – When I finish dancing, I pose.

Jessie and Friends – Episode 1 and 2 – Watching Videos and Sharing Pictures

Before you watch Jessie & Friends with your child

Before watching the Jessie & Friends animations with your child, read our advice on what else you can do to keep your child safe online.

You can download this letter to take to your child’s school making them aware of the free Jessie & Friends classroom resources.

Jessie & Friends is also available to watch with subtitles or with British Sign Language interpretations.

Jessie & Friends is a safe and age appropriate resource

The Jessie & Friends animations are age-appropriate and do not depict any situations where adults communicate with children online. Instead, they show safe, non-scary situations which help young viewers identify things which might worry them online. For example, in Episode 3 an older sister tricks three younger children into losing an online game. In this way young viewers learn how to identify online behaviour which is ‘not right’, and how to get help by telling an adult they trust. This learning will help keep them safe from many risky situations which they may encounter online.

Each animation has been specifically created for different age groups:

Episode 1 – Watching Videos  (4-5 years)

The series begins with Jessie and her dog, named Dog, as they watch videos online using a tablet. Together they learn that while the internet can be enjoyable and fun, there are sometimes things online that can be upsetting or scary. Jessie learns that she can always speak to a grown-up who will be able to help her and put down the tablet if there is anything she sees or hears online that makes her feel worried, scared or sad.

CLICK the picture to go to the webpage to watch the episode.

Episode 2 – Sharing Pictures (5-6 years)

Here we meet Mo and Tia, who together with Jessie complete the friendship trio. At Tia’s birthday party they use Tia’s older brother Kyle’s mobile to take fun photos of themselves. The trio agree to send their photos to Tia’s nan but also a few other people whose numbers are saved in Kyle’s phone. When the photos are shared with other children at their school without their permission, they turn to their teacher for help. The three friends learn about how images can get shared more widely than you first expect, and the importance of consent.

CLICK the picture to go to the webpage to watch the episode.

Maths Challenge – week beginning 06.07.20

Money!!

Let your child look at the coins and notes you may have at home.

Can they recognise any of them?

How do they feel? Are they all the same shape? Can you order them by size?

CLICK HERE to play a game of recognising coins (ensure you do the UK flag version)

You could also play shop – give your child some coins and ask them to choose something to buy. Give them a price that is the same as a coin, i.e. 5p. Can they recognise the coin they need?