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Introducing Min and Mei Magpie Mates Wellbeing Wednesday – Wellbeing Flock – Week 6

October 2nd 2021| Michael Mountford
October 2nd 2021 |

Learn the benefits of friendships with Min and Mei the Magpie Mates

Visit Min and Mei’s Resource ‘Hub’ Now!

This week we find The Mysterious Egg on the rooftops of South Korea.

Chattering away are Min and Mei, The Magpie Mates, this week’s Wellbeing birds.

During Week Six we will meet Min and Mei.

“The benefits of friendships

Animation

Don’t forget, just like our Superhero term of Wellbeing, all of our animations for this term will be totally free, available to view on YouTube and Vimeo.

This week we find our Mysterious Egg on the rooftops of South Korea, where we’ll be meeting two best mates chattering away.

Min and Mei help to teach The Mysterious Egg about the benefits of friendships.

Find out more by watching our FREE animation below.

E-Book

E-Book – Available for Early Years/KS1 And KS2

In our E-Book for this week, we meet Min and Mei The Magpie Mates.

Min and Mei’s E-Book discusses the idea of friendships and positive relationships.

There are two differentiated E-Books available; one for Early Years & KS1 and the other is written for both lower as well as upper KS2.

Journal and Task Card

This week our amazing journal activity and task card are all about friendships and discussing what a good friend looks like to us, and what it means to us about being a good friend.

Journal Activity – Available for Early Years, KS1, LKS2 & UKS2

Our task card and journal are great together as they are designed to help the children further embed what they have learnt from the animation and digital E-Book.

Task Card Activity – Available for Early Years, KS1, LKS2 & UKS2

Our task card is a brillaint resource to use with the whole class, as it explains this weeks theme of friendship through a whole class roleplay activity.

Friendship Activities and Videos

Being a friend to someone means something different to everyone.

Why not go around the classroom and ask all the children what they believe it means to be a friend to someone.

For some, it might be being there for the other person, it could be sharing a pencil during a lesson, playing games together. Every single child will have their own views and ideas on this topic.

Utilising our Journal activity to further draw upon this line of discussion, on what it means to be a good friend is a great place to start.

This fantastic video by the International Day of Friendship illustrates how everyone will have their own perspective on what friendship means.

The YouTube channel “Oh My Disney” made this fantastic compilation video of their favourite Disney and Disney-Pixar BFF moments in this friendly supercut. Celebrate friendship with Anna, Elsa, Buzz, Woody, Simba, Nala, Aladdin, Genie and many more.

Teaching Guide

Teaching Guide – Available for Early Years, KS1, LKS2 & UKS2

Each week our fantastic teacher guides are here to lend a hand when planning out your lessons

They’re available for EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 as well as Upper KS2.

Each of these individual teacher guides will include:

  • What the children will learn
  • Vocabulary & Questions
  • The teaching and learning sequence
  • A brief overview
  • Resources needed, both for this week and the following week

Additional Resources

Alongside all of these amazing resources, we also have some brand new, additional resources available which can be used to enhance your teaching even further!

Our stunning looking Display Focus provides you with the resources you need to make your well-being display the best it can be; including a wall display, character passports that are differentiated for EYFS/KS1 & Lower and Upper KS2, all of which relate to this week’s theme of friendship!

Along with all of these, there are large mindful colouring sheets featuring Min and Mei and a set of differentiated quotes and statements all about friendship.

Perfect for children to unleash their creativity!

Visit Min and Mei’s Resource ‘Hub’ Now!

We’re so happy with how everyone has responded to this terms Wellbeing resources so far, and we still have more places to go and birds to meet.

Join us for next week’s blog where we’ll be enjoying some of the Bahama’s sun; where we will be meeting a new member of the ‘Wellbeing Flock’ and their teachings on forgiveness.

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