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Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre

Special Awareness Days and Weeks

Christmas 2021

Although we have been unable to offer the opportunity of watching 'live' performances this Christmas, we are delighted to be able to share some filmed performances with you.

We hope you enjoy watching them, as much as we enjoyed creating them and watching the children shine.

Merry Christmas!

EYFS
1) Welcome 2) Clip Clop 3) Knock, Knock, Knock

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4) Flames in the Fire 5) Angel Appeared 6) Three Kings

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Year 1

Baby Sleeping

Jesus is Born

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Year 2- Father Christmas had a... Year 3- Ho! Ho! Ho!

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Year 4 (Cedar)- The Magic Christmas Box Year 4 (Larch)- The Magic Christmas Box

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Year 5 (Elm)-

Santa Clause is Coming to Town

Year 5 (Sycamore)-

Sparkle and Shine

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Year 6- We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Anti-bullying Week (15th November-19th November)

Click here for more information.

Anti-Bullying Week- Parent and Carer Pack.

Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May)

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 takes place between May 10th-16th. This year, the theme is 'Nature'.

Mental health and wellbeing is an important part of the statutory curriculum. Helping children understand the importance of mental health and providing them with the understanding and awareness needed to develop their wellbeing, will increase resilience and a positive mindset, not only in the classroom, but at home and in the wider community too.

It is important to talk about mental health to raise awareness and erase the stigma.

The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health. This has become especially apparent during lockdowns- when we recognised the value in being able to go for walks and appreciated the benefits of nature in reducing stress and anxiety.

However, not everyone is able to access nature. Mental Health Awareness Week wants to explore those barriers, ensuring that everyone has a chance to share in the natural world and celebrate the benefits to their mental health- an aim that Westover Green strongly supports.

PowerPoint Presentations (click on the image to open)
What is Mental Health? Bringing Nature Into Our Lives
Activities
Circle Time Plan- Environmental Awareness Bringing Nature into Our Lives- Acrostic Poem
Bringing Nature into Our Lives- Colouring Bringing Nature into Our Lives- Poster
Bringing Nature into Our Lives- Word Search Mindfulness- Cloud Relaxation Exercise
Spring- Being Mindful- Guided Meditation Outdoor Health and Wellbeing- Games and Activities

* How does nature help you and your mental health and wellbeing?

* How do you bring nature into your life?

Share your own activities, experiences, thoughts and ideas.

You never know how much they might help or inspire someone else!

Year 4 Science

Year 4 have really enjoyed exploring different natural habitats within the school grounds.

Year 5 Forest School

Year 5 had a great time exploring natural knots and bridges in Forest School.

Year 6 Science

Year 6 used the playground to draw and label life-sized diagrams of the circulatory system.

St George's Day (23rd April)

Click on an image to read the PowerPoint Presentations. Then have a go at some of the St George's Day activities.

St George and the Dragon Story St George's Day Facts (KS1) St George's Day Information (KS2)

Legend of St George Poem St George and the Dragon Poem Scholastic Story Activity Pack
St George's Day- 2, 5 and 10 Multiplication and Division Maths Mosaic Activity Sheets (KS1) (LKS2) St George's Day- Mental Calculations Maths Mosaic Activity Sheets (UKS2) St George's Day- Multiplication and Division Maths Mosaics Activity Sheets
St George's Day Word Mat St George's Day Reading Comprehension Pack (Differentiated) St George and the Dragon Story Matching Sequencing Cards
St George's Day Word Search St George's Day Stick Puppets St George's Day Design a Dragon Activity Sheets

CBBC St George's Day Quiz

British Science Week 2021 (5th- 14th March)

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Click on the image below to access the British Science Week website, where you can find activity packs and a poster competition based on this year's theme of 'Innovating for the future'.

You can also learn more about British Science Week and this year's theme in this PowerPoint.

British Science Week PowerPoint

World Book Day 2021 (4th March)

World Book Day is an annual celebration of books, authors, illustrators and reading- with an aim to promote reading for pleasure.

World Book Day Letter- Click here

Westover Green Reading Challenge- Click here

Reading at Westover Green- Click here

Staff Share-a-Story
Mr Powell-Thomas reading his own book- James and the Ogre Mrs Kent reading Moon by Britta Teckentrup

Find resources linked to this book:

https://andrewpowell-thomas.co.uk/resources/

Mrs Stevens reading an extract from Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley. Mr Loat reading Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss.
Mrs Jolley reading an extract from 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl. Ms Tryndyuk reading a story 'A Live Hat' by Nikolay Nosov
Miss Thompson reading 'And Tango Makes Three' by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. Miss Bradley reading 'The Star of the Zoo' by Virginie Zurcher.
Mrs Willis reading an extract from 'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton. Miss Willson reading 'Jillian Jiggs' by Phoebe Gilman.
Mrs Davies reading 'Chocolate Cake' by Michael Rosen. Miss Berry reading 'When I grow Up' by Melanie Joyce.
Miss Robinson reading 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. Mrs Gibbard reading 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen.
Miss Hale reading 'Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy' by Lynley Dodd. Miss Hale reading an extract from 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Miss Basten reading 'I'm Sticking With You' by Smriti Halls and Steve Small. Mrs Parkin reading 'I believe in Unicorns' by Michael Morpurgo.
Mrs Costick reading The Worst Witch by Michael Morpurgo. Miss Hale reading Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat by Sue Hendra.
Mrs Reece reading Monkey Puzzle by Julia Donaldson. Mrs Norman reading 'The Other Ark' by Lynley Dodd.

Safer Internet Day 2021 (9th February)

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This year the global theme is "Together for a better internet."

In the UK, Safer Internet Day will focus on reliability online- exploring the issues of 'fake news' and separating fact from fiction.

An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world

Safer Internet Day- BBC Teach Live Lesson

The BBC Teach 'Live Lesson' will be made available on BBC Teach and on the CBBC channel on the morning of 9th February 2021 at 11am.

Ash Class Plum and Mulberry (EYFS)

Buddy The Dog's Internet Safety Story.ppt

Buddy The Dog's Internet Safety Discussion Cards

Internet Safety Wordsearch

Safer Internet Day- Should I? Cards

Should I? Cards- Adult Guidance

EYFS Staying Safe on the Internet PowerPoint

EYFS How to use a Tablet Safely- Activity Sheet

FS Recognise Reliability

Internet Safety Privacy- Activity Sheet

Thinkuknow - Home Activity Packs 4-5

Apple and Cherry (Year 1) Willow and Pear (Year 2)

Main Teaching

Safer Internet Day Power Point and activities

Other Resources you could use

KS1 Safer Internet Day Information PowerPoint

Y1 Time to Chat- questions to support

KS1 Recognise Reliability

Thinkuknow - Home Activity Packs 5-7

Newsround - Staying safe online videos

Learn about- Digital footprints, keeping safe on line etc.

Safer Internet Day comprehension

Wordsearch

Thinkuknow - Home Activity packs 5-7

Holly and Silverbirch (Year 3) Cedar and Larch (Year 4)

Online Safety check

Newsround- Staying Safe Online Videos

The Adventures of Kara, Winston and the SMART Crew

After video -Are you SMART online quiz?

Thinkuknow - Home Activity Packs 5-7

Thinkuknow - Home Activity Packs 8-10

Safer Internet Day 2021 PowerPoint

Internet Safety Wordsearch

Internet Safety Crossword

KS2 Recognise Reliability

Mandy's Story- Guided Reading Pack

Online Safety Check

Thinkuknow - Home Activity Packs 8-10

Elm and Sycamore (Year 5) Beech and Rowan (Year 6)

KS2 Recognise Reliability

Internet Safety Crossword

Online Safety Check

Goldilocks- A Hashtag Cautionary Tale

Goldilocks- Vodafone Activity Sheet

How to Prevent Cyberbullying .mp4

Easy Ways to Stay Safe on Social Networks.mp4

Video Tutorial For How To Change The Game Privacy Setting To Private In Fortnite.mp4

KS2 Recognise Reliability

Thinkuknow - Home Activity Packs 8-10

Online Safety Check

Lets Fight It Together.mp4

Cher Lloyd on Cyberbullying.mp4

Social Media Etiquette.mp4

Gaming Tips For Kids

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 (1st- 7th February)

The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Express Yourself.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. It is about finding a way to show who you are, and how you see the world, that can help you feel good about yourself.

As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health.

Click on the image below to find Place2be's free resources!

Kate Gallagher, the Chair of Governors, asked for our help to promote Mental Health and Wellbeing in schools so we launched a ‘Design a Poster’ competition for the children.

Below are the winners of our 'Design a Poster' competition:

EYFS Winner- Ezra
KS1 Winner- Amelia J-D
KS2 Winner- Olivia
Here are some more of the fantastic entries we had for the competition.

Kate Gallagher's Tips and Themes