RIGHTS RESPECTING - ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Article of the week is a regular set of learning activities centred on a specific article linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of the child (UNCRC). Each week we will post a new article which we will be focussing on along with suggested activities which you can complete at home if you wish - you are very welcome to share your activities with your class teacher by posting on your class page.
This weeks article of the week is centred around Article's 2, 19, 37 & 38.
This week the articles are linked the Holocaust as the 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Holocaust Memorial Day is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future.
Holocaust Memorial Day is promoted and supported by the Holocaust Memorial Trust.
Find out more: www.hmd.org.uk
We hope this week's articles ignite some interest of events from the past and inspire our children to appropriately explore their own feelings and emotions from their earliest memories.
As this week is focussed around such a sensitive topic, the activities below are more suited to the age of our children but we feel it is important that they have an awareness of such events in the past. We also want them to celebrate uniqueness and develop the understanding that as individuals we are all different but equally important and loved.
All of the below activities are linked to Article 24 & 28, for KS1 children these will also be posted on Google Classroom,
You don’t need to do every single activity but if you have time you can do more than one!
1) Watch this (10 min) Dr Seuss story The Sneetches. What does it teach us about being different from each other? Discuss this with your family.
2) Try to remember your earliest memories from when you were very young. Talk to a family member, carer or friend about them and ask them about their earliest memories too. You might be able to use photographs to help you or you could try putting photographs of yourself or family members into age or chronological (time) order.
3) Remembering things that have happened to us in our lives, gives us a chance to talk about feelings. Draw a picture of a time you remember when you were really happy. If you remember a time that made you sad, have a talk with an adult about this and why it made you feel that way.