Me, Myself and I

 

 

 

 

 

Me, Myself and I can run over a school day or can be split into 4 sessions.

Year 5 Emotional Vocabulary Programme

This programme enables pupils to build resilience and engage them in their own development of confidence, self-esteem and belief in their abilities.

Aims

  1. Understand how to respect and develop our thoughts
  2. Learn how to control emotions in a positive way
  3. Understand how feelings affect the way we react

Year 6 Transition Programme

This programme supports pupils in building knowledge of their emotions and the emotions of others. It develops their ability to embrace change through understanding the different types of change (positive and negative) and responses to it. It helps pupils to develop the ability to understand and manage feelings associated with transition.

Aims

  1. Learn how to be confident in new surroundings
  2. Develop awareness of our actions and their effect on others
  3. Learn how to make change in a positive way

 

All children are capable of extraordinary things, given the support to develop their sense of identity. InspireIgnite’s programmes are designed to nurture children’s interest in self-confidence and self-esteem. By developing a sense of self, the children learn about how to express themselves.  There is not a gene that provides happiness or success, all children have the potential for happiness and success and supporting them to find this from within is the key to unlocking their world.

Our ‘Positive Parrot’ and ‘Negative Newt’ characters have been adapted into a series of books that are used as an integral part of the Me, Myself and I Primary School programme. ‘Positive Parrot’ and ‘Negative Newt’ explore the world of a positive emotional vocabulary and together learn great things.

 

Intergenerational Experience

Children spend valuable time with members of a local residential home, sheltered housing scheme or day centre, to bring classroom learning to life, as members reminisce about days gone by, giving children the opportunity to compare and contrast the past to the present day. The experience can be designed to complement your school’s current topic or to fit a seasonal theme.

Aims

  • To foster understanding and build relationships between generations to share experience and knowledge
  • To develop a deeper understanding of the past
  • To encourage empathy and raise confidence in speaking and listening
  • To raise children’s aspirations and gain an understanding of how they are intelligent
  • To understand the breadth of their local community
  • To bring classroom topics to life
  • To inspire children to pursue work in the care sector

A Typical Visit includes…

  • Introduction to the staff and members
  • Children spend time making crafts, drawing, reading to/with and chatting to members
  • Enjoy a drink and a biscuit together
  • Join in with singing or games
  • Themed activities e.g. gardening, how we used to live, the war, technology and communication, Easter, Christmas, exercise and keeping fit (activities can be themed around school topics

The RSPB Experience

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Live Life on the Edge!

Welcome to a world living life on the edge. Explore the habitats and creatures that make their home on the cliff tops at Bempton and discover why living on the edge can be fun but challenging!

Choose your sessions:

KS1 ‘Sense-ational’ Zoologists!

Choose 3 of the following options for a half day, or 5 options for a full day.

1) Sounds and Songs In the wildlife garden, explore the songs and calls of garden birds. Can you tell robins from blue tits? Why do birds use calls and songs?

2) Clifftop Bonanza Take a walk to the secure clifftop and peek into the amazing lives of visiting seabirds. Do the ‘Seabird Scavenger Challenge’ and learn about lifecycles with Goldie the Gannet!

3) Rainbow Trail Nature is full of colour and so are the animals that live around us. Explore colour with rainbow shards and follow the Rainbow Ribbon Trail to see how many colours you can find!

4) Watery World Explore pondlife and discover how a tiny tadpole turns into a bouncy land-loving frog!

5) Minibeast Magic Take part in a Zoologist investigation and use your senses on the hunt for life in miniature. How many different bugs and beasties can you find?

6) Potent Potions The world around us is very smelly indeed! Use plants to make potent potions learning why the plants are smelly in the first place.

KS2 Geologists Rock!

Choose 2 of the following options for a half day, or 3 options for a full day.

1) On the Edge Trail Take the ‘On The Edge Trail Challenge’ walking along the cliff top to find the features of erosion, weathering and the ‘elephant’ sea arch.

2) Sweet Science! Take part in a geological experiment to test whether chalk, flint or boulder clay will erode the fastest with wave action. Using sweets as rocks, we test our hypothesis!

3) Coccolithophores Rock Take a step back in time to the Cretaceous Period to discover what chalk is made from. Make your own coccolithophore using clay to take home.

4) Find a Fossil Explore sedimentary rocks, find out what a fossil is and get hands on with prehistoric life.

KS2 Ornithologists on the Edge!

 Choose 2 of the following options for a half day, or 4 options for a full day.

1) Seabird Scavenger Complete the Seabird Scavenger Challenge and peak over the edge using binoculars to hone your ornithological observation skills to hunt and identify seabirds.

2) Getting in a Flap Learn about puffins and their amazing adaptions to life at sea.

3) I Love Gulls! Learn how to become Gull Ambassadors to care for the herring gulls and kittiwakes.

4) LBJ’s (Little Brown Jobs!) Explore the Wildlife Garden and use ornithological skills to explore the songs and calls of garden birds. How many can you identify?

5) Build a Gannets Nest With Goldie and Gordon (the giant cuddly gannets) take on a team challenge to build a gannets nest. Explore the hazards that gannets face and have a lot of run-around fun!

What you need to know

  • The cliff tops are robustly fenced with fantastic cliff top viewing platforms – they are very safe.
  • Dress ready for ALL and ANY weathers! It can be very muddy if it has rained recently.
  • Your day will be led by fully trained RSPB staff and volunteers but we encourage school staff to join in!
  • Please have the class ready to split into small groups with accompanying adults. The groups will rotate around different activities.
  • Paths and toilets are fully accessible so people of all abilities can enjoy the cliff top habitats.
  • The centre will also be open to the public.
  • We aim to be outside as much as the weather allows because that’s where we have the most fun and do the most learning!

 

Humber Fire and Rescue

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Aims

  • To learn about the three core pillars of public safety: fire safety, water safey and water safety
  • To raise aspirations for future careers
  • To develop communication, teamwork and problem solving skills
  • To increase awareness and respect towards the role of the Fire Service in the community
  • To experience an operational fire station and real-life work scenarios

Itinerary

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Class is split into 4 watches
  • Morning workshop rotation
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon workshop rotation
  • Celebration parade

Workshops

  1. Inside the Fire Service
  2. Firefighting Activities
  3. Public Safety (Fire, Water, Road)
  4. Team building (Drill Yard)

 

 

Primary Environmental Conference

Aims

  • To engage children in PLAN-IT-ECO conferences, promoting environmental understanding and awareness
  • To teach children about the environment and the planet and the effect we are having across the globe
  • To help children to understand that the choices they make and their actions effect the environment
  • To give children the skills, knowledge and motivation to recycle

Pre-visit

In the weeks leading up to the conference, children in each school take part in research, group discussions and   homework looking at environmental issues and the effect on the planet to prepare them for the conference.

The Visit

A full day conference with 72 children and staff and volunteers. In the morning, children explore issues such as sustainability, conservation, local and global environmental issues and the demand for and use of natural resources. They learn to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In the afternoon, they split into groups and each group play a different role in debating a real life environmental challenge. Groups represent: the government, environmentalists, banks, land and home owners and scientists so that they develop a greater understanding of the dynamics involved in protecting the planet. The afternoon workshop gives the young people a voice and develops their confidence in debating issues and forming and defending an opinion.

RSPCA

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Aims

  • To teach children empathy, compassion and trust
  • To relate caring for an animal to caring for each other
  • To explore what caring looks like
  • To help children understand that pets are a big and long term commitment
  • To understand what being a responsible pet owner involves along with basic knowledge of animal welfare for a range of different animals
  • To enable children to pass on their knowledge and understanding to friends and family in order to improve animal welfare across the city
  • To build emotional intelligence

The Visit

  • Introduction and presentation about animal welfare given by an RSPCA Education Officer.
  • Workshop exploring and comparing different animal species and the types of care and consideration they need.
  • Tour of the RSPCA centre, learning about all the different animals resident in the centre, their backgrounds and reasons for being in the centre.
  • A talk about the different jobs in the RSPCA and the skills and qualifications needed

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