Living and Learning: I know how to cope with change.

Wednesday 27 March 2024

In this week’s Living and Learning session, Year 5 and 6 learnt all about how to cope with change.

Change is something that happens to everybody in life and it could include:

– moving to a new school
– moving house
– a friend moving away
– losing a family member

and many more.

We watched a video about a child who had joined a new school and we identified and discussed how he was feeling at different parts of the video. At first, he felt alone and isolated in his new school. We discussed strategies that he could’ve used to cope with this change. These included: talking to an adult, asking to join in a game with peers, sitting on the friendship bench or doing something like reading to focus your mind!

We then saw how some other children approached the new child and involved them in their game – we agreed this would be an inclusive and friendly thing to do to help somebody that was struggling.

Overall, Year 5 and 6 learnt about empathy and how to show consideration for the thoughts and feelings of others – a vital life skill.

Help at home: Regularly talk to your child and have conversations about showing empathy for others and how to cope with change.