New Beginnings/Learning to be together primary and secondary lessons and assemblies

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Lesson plans for September and your new class

Here we have 'new beginnings' planning for KS1, Y2 and KS3 tutor groups. Big thanks to the teachers who have shared them. Sharing is great so do please send your lovely planning to jean.gross@btinternet.com so we can upload it to the members' pages.

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New Beginnings/A place to learn poster Jean Gross You need to be logged in AND be a member to download this resource
Year 3/4 New Beginnings planning

Many thanks to Louise Vodi for this

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Back to school - ideas for team building

A blog from the US with some nice ideas for team-building in your new class or classes.

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Brilliant film clip on trying something new

This is a link to a You tube clip of a mini-pig trying something new for the first time, and feeling scared. He does make it down the stairs in the end! Great for work at the start of the school year.www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7leMctSTMc

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Inspiring assembly or class session on sense of community

If you’re looking for an inspiring assembly or class session on ‘sense of community’ (New Beginnings or A place to Learn), you can’t beat this youtube clip. Show the clip and get them talking – so many possibilities! What is a community? What brings people together? How does belonging make us feel? ‘How did people know how to behave?’ Search youtube or google for: Ode to Joy flashmob BANCO SABADELL – it’s a treat!

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Films and lessons for anti-bullying or assertiveness/peer pressure work

This fantastic resource from Film Club and Beat Bullying has teaching ideas for using three Primary films and three Secondary films that deal with issues surrounding friendship, standing up for what is right and the power of groups — positive and negative.

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New class new year- resources for helping your group to bond

These resources will help you get to know your new class or group, and build a sense of belonging .

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Feelings resources for early years and KS1

These lovely resources were created and uploaded to the TES website by talented Emotional Literacy Support Assistant 'elsasupport'- thank you!

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Assembly to end New Beginnings work in KS1 Anonymous You need to be logged in AND be a member to download this resource
Medium term plans and assessment materials for New Beginnings

These resources were created by Bradford's brilliant SEBD team.

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Y2 New Beginnings half tem planning

Medium term plan for SEAL using Jenny Mosely’s ideas as a basis to the planning. For a year 2 class but incorporates some year 1 objectives/activities from the blue book so suitable for a mixed Y1/2 class. Uploaded to TES website by  littlemiss283 - thank you!

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New resources for settling in to secondary school

Here we have a great icebreaker , designed to get new groups of children to interact with one another. Additionally the icebreaker should challenge stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination amongst the class. The resource was created by Jarosik- thank you.

Then from 'oops vip' there is a truly fabulous and funny slide show for tutor time or assemblies, on how to be successful in the new school year. And a fun Room 101 getting to know you activity Powerpoint from inara14

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Primary New Beginnings new resources compendium

Here we have a nice new idea for creating a classroom charter, and a variation on the charter - a class manifesto, with a teacher's example to help children get the idea.

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New Beginnings planning

From the brilliant Bradford BESD team we have New Beginnings plannning for all year groups, plus assessment materials.And if you teach Y5 you'll like the daily lesson plans for the first week or so of the new term  uploaded to the TES site by Barry P (thank you, Barry). There's a Powerpoint as well as the planning; on the TES site you'll also find resource sheets in Publisher.

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Eight questions to ask students at the start of the year

Research shows that feeling listened to and that you belong is crucial in school success. Here you will find questions you can ask older primary and secondary children 1-1 or by surveys, to help create that feeling.Yuo might also like to try asking each child to create a Personal Profile; with three headings:What people like and admire about meWhat's important to meHow best to teach support me

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Great ideas for new class team building

This compendium includes a great Room 101 getting-to-know-you activity that gets pupils talking and builds confidence  It is suitable for upper KS2 classes and  secondary tutor groups. It was uploaded by inara 14- thank you!Then there is a nice Future Self  group challenge  that gets children thinking about their future and helps them work as a team.

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A must-see short film

New boy This is a moving, subtle eleven minute film about how it feels to be a new arrival... to be treated badly by other children, and yet find friendship in unexpected places. Based on a short story by Roddy Doyle, the film captures the experience of being the new boy in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine-year-old African boy.

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Year 3 and 4 planning for New Beginnings

Here we have Powerpoints for seven Y4 SEAL lessons, from Fred Daynes, and some Y3 and 4 lesson plans from Louise Vodi. Thank you both very much!

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My Many Coloured Days Dr Seuss book teaching ideas for Foundation Stage and KS1

This lovely resource is a compendium of teaching and learning ideas based around the Dr Seuss rhyming book in which  each day is described in terms of a particular colour, which in turn is associated with specific emotions.

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On Monday when it rained teaching ideas compendium

Here is a nice collection of activities for the Foundation Stage and KS1, based on the lovely picture book On Monday when it Rained.

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A new school year - great tutor group activities to build belonging and resilence

This lovely resource from BOND and Young Minds was written by Sam Hart, Angie Taylor and staff and pupils at Hove School.  It supports the tutor group structure and helps build relationships between tutors and students.

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Get to know your new class and involve parents

Why not send home this One Page Profile and ask children to complete it with their family? They can stick on a photo or draw themselves, then record:- the things that other people like and admire about them- what is important to them ... what they are really interested in, what they want to achieve, favourite lessons and activities, routines that matter to them

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Get to know your new class and involve parents

Why not send home this One Page Profile and ask children to complete it with their family? They can stick on a photo or draw themselves, then record- the things that other people like and admire about them- what is important to them ... what they are really interested in, what they want to achieve, favourite lessons and activities, routines that matter to them

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A Mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum

 This is an excelllent resource of 24 lesson plans for Reception and KS1.  The resource gives you lots of new ideas for work on SEAL themes, from understanding emotions to welcoming newcomers (New Beginnings), to being a good friend and resolving conflict(Getting On and Falling Out) to handling worries and other strong feelings (Good to be Me).

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Can you let go of your tree?

This primary lesson is based on a picture book is about a Koala called Kevin who doesn't want to let go of his tree, but by trying new things learns that you can’t eradicate fear but you can learn to manage it.

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All about me in a paper lunch bag? Try these great new back to school resources

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We're all wonders resource pack for work on valuing differences

A pack of teaching resources to support work on the book by R.J. Palacio - Wonder, adapted for younger readers as We’re All Wonders. Recently turned into a film starring Julia Roberts, it tells the story of a boy called Auggie with a facial abnormality who struggles to make friends. The simpler version confine itself to how people stare at him and say unkind things behind his back, and how that makes him feel. In the more complex original, his parents have to shield him from this by educating him at home, but now he is about to start school and dreading it.

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