Year 4

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 Action for Happiness calendar from Mrs Liversidge - Jumpback July (click here)

w/b 18th May 2020: Rights Respecting School Challenge - Article of the Week (5)

w/b 11th May 2020: Rights Respecting School Challenge - Article of the Week (4)

w/b 4th May 2020: Rights Respecting School Challenge - Article of the Week (3)

w/b 27th April 2020: Rights Respecting School Challenge - Article of the Week (2)

w/b 20th April 2020: Rights Respecting School Challenge - Article of the Week

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The activities below are to help you stay busy. If you have other educational activities you're doing at home that is fine too and we'd love to hear from you about them!

Suggested activities for Friday 12th June. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Make a plan with friends to do something fun together. For some of you, you'll be doing this next week if you are back in school. If you're at home, keep looking forward to the things you can do when you see your friends next. 

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair

The only competition you should have is with yourself. When you go to bed tonight, look back on the day you had and see if you are proud of the way you completed each task. If you are not, then work on being a better version of yourself tomorrow.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Thursday 11th June. Click here

Actiofor Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Say positive things in your conversations with others today. It's ALWAYS good to talk and even better to be positive and kind in the talking that you do. How many positive, happy things can you say to others today and really mean them? I bet you can get over 30!

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Wednesday 10th June. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Take a photo, or draw a picture, of something that brings you joy and share it. What have been the happiest things you can remember from being at home over these past weeks? What will you remember that makes you smile? Have a little think about it and enjoy the moment.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have.” – Jim Rohn

There is a lot in life that you will not be able to change for one reason or another. The best way to find peace and confidence in yourself is to not let the outer world affect your inner world so much. Make a list of all the good things in your life.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Tuesday 9th June. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Find the joy in music today: sing, play, dance or listen. I don't need an excuse to do any of these things, so will definitely be doing the first, third and fourth! Let's see if we can keep the rain away today by powering through some good music. Make sure you share control of the devices you might be using to stream/play music and be kind to your family while you take turns.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn

The easy stuff is fun and quick, it’s true. However, to expand the mind, you must push it to its limits just as you would a muscle. The hard stuff makes you think; it causes you to re-read over and over again until you understand it. Challenge yourself today.

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Suggested activities for Monday 8th June. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Write a letter to thank someone for what they did. In your head, try to make a list of everyone who does something for you and your family during the week. A letter, a thank you, a thumbs up, a huge smile means such a lot to people so who can you make feel great today? How does it make you feel? You could take a photo and send it as a picture or email it.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair

The only competition you should have is with yourself. When you go to bed tonight, look back on the day you had and see if you are proud of the way you showed up in every experience. If you are not, then work on being a better version of yourself tomorrow.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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 Suggested activities for Friday 5th June 

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Smile and be friendly, even while you're social distancing. This will be an easy one for you as you are all naturally smiley!Try to increase the number of times you smile instead, as every time you do your brain releases happy hormones into your body. Happy Friday!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney- following your dreams takes a lot of work and can often be scary. However, if you gather as much courage as you can and go for it anyway, your dreams will have a better chance of coming true. You may experience setbacks, but just keep going and never give up. Happy Friday ;)

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Thursday 4th June 

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Show your appreciation to those who are helping others. Simply saying thank you and taking a moment to think about those who are helping others can really help you to remember to be grateful. There is so much to appreciate at the moment - why not take the time to find it!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. ” – Albert Einstein- If you stay true to what you really want to do, then you will find ways to make it happen. Big dreams work on big magic. Never give up.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Wednesday 3rd June 

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Think of 3 things you're grateful for and write them down. These could be a person, a meal, an experience, a sound, a memory. Try to think of at least one each day to boost your mood!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” – Roald Dahl -It’s amazing what good thoughts can do to a person. When you think positively, that energy expands from within you. This glow makes you look beautiful, inspires others, and makes you a pleasant person to be around. Your thoughts spread energy; choose happy energy.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Tuesday 2nd June. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Re-frame a worry and try to find a positive way to respond. If a worry pops into your head, answer it with a positive thought such as "Yes, but..." and find all the positive things that are good instead.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Listen to everyone and learn from everyone, because nobody knows everything but everyone knows something. The importance of education can not be stressed enough. Make a list of reasons why you think learning is valuable for you. How will this improve your life?

Mr T's superhero workout

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Suggested activities for Monday 1st June 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Decide to look for what's good, even on the difficult days. Try to think of a sound, a taste, a happy memory or favourite song if you have a moment where you feel a bit low today. That low feeling will pass and you have space then for all the happy thoughts.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “With the new day come new thoughts and new strengths.” – Eleanor Roosevelt- Welcome back to a new term of learning. Tell someone close to you what you have enjoyed in your learning today.

 

Half Term PE Competition

Suggested activities for Friday 22nd May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Ask a loved one what matters most to them and why. It is always good to ask others how they feel and what makes them happy-and they will see your kindness shining through! 

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “ Resilience means you experience, you feel, you fail, you hurt. You fall. But, you keep going.” ― Yasmin Mogahed

Resilience is all about believing in yourself. You can achieve anything. Happy Friday :)

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Thursday 21st May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Share 3 photos of things you find meaningful or memorable. Who could do with a smile today? Why not send them a photo or draw them a picture and send it. What made you happy from each memory?

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time” – Sandra Day O’Connor- Choose one thing in your life where you are not doing your best and make a commitment to change this. Start doing it and see how it makes you feel.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Wednesday 20th May 2020. Click here

Action foHappiness from Mrs Liversidge: Reflect on what makes you feel really valued and appreciated. What are you most proud of? What do you do that makes others feel wonderful? Ask a family member what their favourite things about you are and think about these things. 

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are. Make the time today to pick up a book, find a quiet place and enjoy escaping into a different world.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Tuesday 19th May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Find a way to craft what you are doing to give it more meaning. This could be experimenting with using imaginative words in your tasks today, speaking with expression, collecting items from the garden which are different shades of green, or simply making something fun by talking about it to someone as you do it. This is what memories are made of!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: In a world in which you can be anything, be kind.

What does it mean to be kind? Think about ways in which you can show kindness to those around you. How many acts of kindness can you achieve today?

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Monday 18th May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Hand write a note to someone you love or miss and send them a photo of it. This act of kindness will make you feel really happy, as well as the person who receives it. Can you think of a funny joke to use in it? Maybe they will write you a note too.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “With the new day come new thoughts and new strengths.” – Eleanor Roosevelt- Happy Monday! Do something today that will make you proud of yourself. Cherish that feeling because you alone achieved it.

Mr T's superhero workout

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Suggested activities for Friday 15th May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Find out about the values and traditions of another culture. What do you share that's the same? What have you found out that is interesting? What would you like to know more about?

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY:  “Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.” Steve Maraboli- What skills do you possess that help you to be resilient? (bravery, determination, perseverance, self-confidence) What skills would you like to improve?

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Thursday 14th May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Show your gratitude to people who are helping to make things better. If you have made a rainbow for your house to display in the windows, remind yourself why it's there each time you look at it. Join in with the Clap for the NHS at 8pm or maybe give a little clap every time you see the rainbow or wash your hands.

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them one of yours.” – Zig Ziglar- What makes you smile? What can you do to make others around you smile? How many smiles can you give away today?

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Cubatone fitness

Suggested activities for Wednesday 13th May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Today do something to care for the natural world. You could turn off a light when it's not needed, turn the TV off properly - not leave it on standby, don't leave those taps running, think about what you can recycle rather than throw away and maybe water some plants in your garden. They won't have had a drink since the weekend!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The most important things in life are not what you can see, but what you feel. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Write a list of what makes you happy. Make some happy moments today.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Tuesday 12th May 2020. Click here

 

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Be grateful for the little things, even in difficult times. Why not try thinking about something you are grateful for every time you wash your hands, while you are eating, as you look outside or around your home and as you wait to fall asleep tonight. 

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later.” – Dana Stewart Scott- Can you tell someone close to you what you have learnt today?

 

Suggested activities for Monday 11th May 2020. Click here

ActiofoHappiness from Mrs Liversidge: What are your most important values? Use them today. What do you believe makes a good person? Maybe kindness, patience, resilience, honesty or being positive. Try and find a way to show these to people you are with today, tomorrow and always!

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and out.” – Robert Collier- Success is not about being competitive and scoring more. It is about achieving something that is meaningful to you. What’s your best achievement today?

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Friday 8th May 2020 - VE Day. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Set yourself a kindness mission. Give your time to help others. Offer to do the drying up after breakfast or clear away your toys and games without being asked! Many hands make light work. Happy Friday to you all x

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.” JK Rowling. Being resilient means being brave enough to make mistakes and learn from them. Have a Fab Friday everyone :)

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Thursday 7th May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Let someone you love know how much they mean to you. Why stop at one person? Tell everyone you love why you appreciate them today. How does it make you feel? How does it make them feel?

Mrs Khan’s THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning. Diane Ackerman
What is your favourite game? Share it with your family. Make it fun.

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Wednesday 6th May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Take a step towards one of your life goals, however small. Being resilient is one if the best things you can be - try something new that you've always wanted to achieve. The time we have to do this is a gift - do something new, for you.

Mrs khan’s thought of the day: CURIOSITY WILL CONQUER FEAR EVEN MORE THAN BRAVERY WILL. James Stephens

   What does it mean to be curious? What are you most curious about?

Mr T's superhero workout!

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Suggested activities for Tuesday 5th May 2020. Click here

Action for Happiness from Mrs Liversidge: Send friends a photo of a time you all enjoyed together. Even draw