Happiness Boxes

We need your help! Our Topic this half term is ‘All About Me’ and our focus text is Ruby’s Worry. The topic has been perfect for settling in and getting to know each other. All of the children created self- portraits and some of the children drew their family to display in the Home Corner.

In topic sessions the children have been looking at illustrations from Ruby’s Worry to make predictions before listening to the full story. We have had some lovely responses from the children so far. For example, Isla said she wanted ‘to hug Ruby’ and Alfalfa predicted that Ruby will be a friendly character ‘because she has a big smile on her face’. The children then began to discuss different emotions and we read The Colour Monster.

Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival | Waterstones
The Colour Monster: Amazon.co.uk: Llenas, Anna: 9781787412736: Books

In our Topic lessons next week we will be thinking about what makes us happy. As a homework task we are asking the children make a happiness collage or a happiness box. A shoe box is ideal for this task but a poster/ collage with drawings or pictures of things that make them happy is fine if you haven’t got a box at home!

Here are some steps for creating the box.

Please send the boxes/ collages into school on Tuesday 28th September so they can be shared in the Topic lesson.

Many thanks in advance for your support with this!!