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Description

Ashley has been to four different schools because she has moved house a lot. She talks about her fears of starting a new school and meeting the children and teachers. She talks about how the children made friends with her and the things she does to make new friends. Ashley talks about the important things to know when helping a new child in class.

Classroom Ideas

Referring to the clip, you could ask the class how Ashley feels and create a circle of feelings. Then ask the children to consider what it would be like for them if they were moving home and school (mindful of any children in the class for whom this might be the case). What would they find hard? What if they had to do this several times? Do they want to add any more feelings to Ashley's circle? Working in small groups the children could make a list of ways in which they could make someone coming new to the school feel comfortable. These could be reported back and considered by the whole class. Decide as a class what we can all do to be a welcoming class to anyone coming to visit or starting new to the school. These could be written and illustrated and put up on the wall.

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