Monkton Church of England Primary School Newshttp://monkton.kent.sch.uk/Talking to Children about Acts of Terrorismhttp://monkton.kent.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-23-talking-to-children-about-acts-of-terrorismhttp://monkton.kent.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-23-talking-to-children-about-acts-of-terrorism<p><span style="color:#A52A2A;"><strong>Talking to Children about Acts of Terrorism</strong></span></p> <p>Advice for Parents</p> <p><strong>Take time to talk about terrorist attacks.</strong></p> <p>Children look to their parents for guidance and reassurance. Even if your children are reluctant to talk about it at first, take the lead. What you say matters.</p> <p><strong>Review what they understand.</strong></p> <p>As your children continue to deal with terrorist episodes, they may have misconceptions or misunderstandings about what took place, even if they have followed the news accounts. Talk about it in terms they can understand.</p> <p><strong>Identify your children&rsquo;s fears.</strong></p> <p>Children may have unrealistic fears that we do not anticipate. They might fear an attack on their home or loss of their parents. Take time to find out what your children are thinking about and reassure them.</p> <p><strong>Limit television exposure.</strong></p> <p>Television news presents highly disturbing images and victim accounts that can be too frightening for most children, particularly those under the age of 12.</p> <p><strong>Help your children express their feelings about the tragedy.</strong></p> <p>Share your feelings with your children, but set a good example by expressing your feelings in an appropriate and mature manner. Extreme expressions of anger and grief may not be helpful to your child&rsquo;s sense of security and self-control.</p> <p><strong>Express anger in an appropriate manner.</strong></p> <p>It is understandable that children feel angry, but the target of that anger should be the terrorists. Discourage stereotypes and prejudice which grow so easily from hate and fear. If&nbsp;a British citizen&nbsp;commits an act of terrorism, it does not represent all British citizens.</p> <p><strong>Spend some family time in normal, reassuring activities.</strong></p> <p>Bake a cake. Go for a walk. Play a favourite game. Do something together as a family that helps your children feel comfortable and secure.</p> <p>Advice originally (adjusted for UK context) from&nbsp;<a href="http://curry.virginia.edu/research/projects/threat-assessment/talking-to-children-about-terrorism">http://curry.virginia.edu/research/projects/threat-assessment/talking-to-children-about-terrorism</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>For Additional Information</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.extension.purdue.edu/purplewagon/">Purdue Extension: Terrorism and Children&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="http://www2.aap.org/disasters/adjustment.cfm">American Academy of Pediatrics - Communicating with Children about Disasters</a></p> http://monkton.kent.sch.uk/images/news/RT-london-vigil3-cf-170323_4x3_992.jpgThu, 23 Mar 2017 11:13:03 GMTThanet Recipe Challenge - 24 May 2017 Congratulations Riley and Ryan for getting through to the finals of the Thanet Earth Recipe Challenge - Good Luck!http://monkton.kent.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-11-thanet-recipe-challenge-24-may-2017-congratulations-riley-and-ryan-for-getting-through-tohttp://monkton.kent.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-05-11-thanet-recipe-challenge-24-may-2017-congratulations-riley-and-ryan-for-getting-through-tohttp://monkton.kent.sch.uk/images/news/391242_dsc3606.jpgThu, 11 May 2017 11:16:45 GMTPerfect Packed Lunch - Closing date 28 Aprilhttp://monkton.kent.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-30-perfect-packed-lunch-closing-date-28-aprilhttp://monkton.kent.sch.uk/news/latest/2017-03-30-perfect-packed-lunch-closing-date-28-april<p><strong><span style="color:#008000;">Your chance to display work in a top gallery</span></strong></p> <p>Primary school children have the chance to view their creative writing and artwork on display at The Beaney House of Art &amp; Knowledge, in Canterbury, by entering the Perfect Packed Lunch Awards.</p> <p>Children must devise either a genuine or imaginary packed lunch or then draw a picture of their meal and think through what makes it special.</p> <p>Every entry will be turned into an online recipe card displaying the work of the child entrant. Judges will pick the winners to invite to an awards ceremony at the prestigious Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury, where their work will go&nbsp;on display. The awards celebration has a fundraising element with additional seats at the event available to purchase and a fundraising raffle staged. Income raised supports literacy projects in the region.</p> <p><strong>How to take part</strong></p> <ul> <li>First, think of a category. &nbsp;Who is your Perfect Packed Lunch for? Categories are: &nbsp;Superhero, Princess, Pirate Captain, Famous Artist, Knight, Book Character, Celebrity,&nbsp;Healthy, Cheesy, Fantasy, Fairytale,&nbsp;Historic.</li> <li>Next draw or paint a landscape picture of your Perfect Packed Lunch.</li> <li>Now write the method you would use to prepare this real or imaginary meal.</li> <li>Then think of the &lsquo;ingredients&rsquo; you would need. List them including the weight or quantity.</li> <li>Next write down why your Perfect Packed Lunch is the best. Think of a statement that helps &lsquo;sell&rsquo; your meal &ndash; this creative writing will appear at the top of the child&rsquo;s online recipe page.</li> <li>Once you have everything prepared a grown-up will need to scan your landscape painting or picture. It should be turned into a jpeg image that is between 1mb and 3mb in size. <strong>Monkton CEP School will help with this.</strong></li> </ul> <p>When you have the image and text ready you need to <strong>visit the website&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.perfectpackedlunch.org.uk/" target="_blank" title="Perfect Packed Lunch"><strong>www.perfectpackedlunch.org.uk</strong></a><strong> to submit your entry</strong>.</p> <p>Copy or cut and paste the information you have prepared on to the online entry page and click the browse button to upload your images.</p> <p>Once staff at the KM Charity Team has assessed the entry it will be published as an online recipe card and the grown-up in charge of your entry will receive an email to let you know it is published.</p> <p><strong>The deadline to enter is noon on Friday 28th April, and the awards event will be held on Friday 9th June.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><span style="color:#008000;"><strong>WHY NOT ENTER? It looks fun!</strong></span></p> http://monkton.kent.sch.uk/images/news/Perfect_Packed_Lunch.jpgThu, 30 Mar 2017 17:22:25 GMT