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Active listeners

As part of our circle time this week we’re showing how to be good active listener. First we started a discussion on what active listening is.

‘It’s when we look at the person talking’ Imogen
‘When we listen we have to face our friend or teacher’ Maya
‘We have to talk back about what has been said’ Harvey

After we played Chinese whispers to demonstrate good listening skills. Finally we acted out what bad listening looks like in a conversation and what good active listening looks like.

Being worried

As part of our PSHE session, we focused on the emotion of worry. The children discussed what the word worry means and to discuss the times they have felt worried.

‘I’m worried about looking after my pet guinea pig’ Millie
‘I get worried if I have to swim on my own’ Daisy G

We then thought about different strategies that could help us when we worry.
► Breathtaking deep breaths
► Counting to 10
► Saying positive things to yourself
► Sharing your worry with a friend

After the children made a worry monster to feed their worries to.