Friday Assembly – 29th May
May 29, 2020
Good morning Cleaswell Hill School.
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We hope that you have all had a lovely week and enjoyed the sunshine!🌻
First it is time for our prayer.
Have a look at these two videos. Talk about what you see. What has happened? How were they different? How might they be the same?
The videos are about different things, but did you spot that they both started off with one thing that changed into another? If you did – well done!
Our assembly this week is about Change.
I got up this morning and came down to have breakfast. Mr McIntyre kindly had made my cereal, but, he made it with milk instead of my posh Greek yoghurt that I like! He had put blueberries on instead of banana and worse still… he forgotton the honey!!!
I still ate my cereal. It wasn’t too bad but it wasn’t the same as how I usually have it.
If you are like me, sometimes we like to have things the same every day and we can get a little bit grumpy when things are different.
When things change or are not as we expect them to be, it can make us feel anxious, worried or even quite cross.
Not all change is bad though, even if we don’t like it much.
I bet things have been a little different for you lately.
What has changed for you?
For some children it might have been difficult when McDonalds had to close. For others it might have been that they couldnt go swimming, see friends and family, go to the park or that school had closed.
How do you feel about things changing?
What kinds of things are you doing instead of the things that you usually would? Are these positive or negative changes? Have you been for walks, had more time to play in the garden, or become better at a computer game?
Most if the time, even when change is hard, we can get used to new things.
Change happens all the time. Change takes place whether we like it or not. Some changes can be good. Some are not.
Change happens all around us in the natural world all the time. The seasons change. Our gardens change. Caterpillars change into butterflies. Tadpoles change into frogs.
Change happens in our own lives, too. We are all born as tiny babies. Our body’s grow. We grow teeth; we grow hair. We turn from children into adults.
Let’s watch this video about changes and how we might be able to manage change more positively.
Some of our older children in school will be planning for changes. Perhaps preparing for college or starting a job.
Our older children may prefer to watch this video about change.
Sometimes we can plan for changes and thus can help a lot. If we know about changes before they happen this can make us feel ok about the change.
Sometimes we can’t tell when change will happen,
this can make us worried and get upset.
When change happens that we dont expect we should use a calming strategy.
This will help us to think about what to do about the change and make us feel more in control.
When we are in control then we can choose how to deal with the change. This will make us feel happier.
Can you think of any calming strategies?
Here are some that you can try:
☆ slow deep breaths
☆ telling yourself it will be ok
☆ going for some fresh air or leaving the room for a few minutes
☆ using a weighted blanket or cuddling a favourite toy.
Talking through changes with someone you trust can also help.
Sometimes change has to happen but that just like the butterfly, good things can come from change.
Our younger children may be able to explore changes by watching this story.
Your challenge for this week is to grow something in your garden and watch for the changes.
Our friend Harry has planted a sunflower seed.
I wonder what changes might happen to that one tiny, stripy seed? Maybe you could grow one too and tell us how tall it grew to be!
Our sign of the week is brave.
We have to be brave when we cope with changes. Being brave and talking to someone about your worries can help us to cope with changes.
Now it is time for our wish.
Here is a song about not worrying too much – because every little thing is going to be alright. Sing and sign along.
We hope that you have a fantastic week.