30 Day Kindness Challenge
'A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.'
'You can always give something, even if it is only kindness'
Acts of Kindness
This week, I would like our English focus to link with our 30 Day Kindness Challenge. All across the world, children have been writing letters of support to people in isolation. As we begin a new term, I would like us to think about those who are still vulnerable and in isolation, specifically the elderly in care homes.
You could either write a letter to someone you know: maybe a neighbour in your street, a distant grandparent, or you could send a letter of kindness to someone in a care home. Your thoughts and words will be much appreciated!
Here are some suggestions about what you could include:
- A little information about yourself and family (just include your first name).
- Ways in which you have been spending time during lockdown.
- Any new learning that you have enjoyed.
- Rhetorical questions specific to your reader.
- Your thoughts and feelings about this strange time.
- A poem!
- A kindness quote.
- A drawing.
Don't forget to edit and proof read for spelling mistakes and correct punctuation! If you would like me to send your letter to a care home, please post it through the letterbox at school FAO: Mrs Calzada
If you choose to send it yourself, please take a photo of your letter and email it to me so that I can add it to the gallery.
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf
Read these extracts from The Boy at the Back of the Class, an excellent book about sensitivity, curiosity, bravery and kindness. I have included a discussion sheet for you to work through. Please note some of the answers are asking for your opinions and they do not have wrong or right answers.
Extracts from The Boy at the Back of the Class and discussion sheets
Reading for Pleasure
Please continue to read The Wind in the Willows. In Chapter 5, Mole is overcome with a desire to see his old home again. Thinking about our kindness theme for this week, in what way does Ratty show kindness to his friend when he feels homesick? Think about what he says and how he reacts to his friend's sadness.
adverbials of place
Today at school, we were creating tongue twisters. Can you write one too? Every word must begin with the same letter; we chose the letter 'T'. Here is Mrs Bell's tongue twister:
Throughout Tuesday, Tom toiled tirelessly, tying trout together. Tom thought that trout tasted terrible. The trussed trout tried to tumble towards the town. Tom traced the trout, trussing them tighter to take them to town to trade them.