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Short Story - Time to Stay at Home a While

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Health and Physical Education – Personal, Social and Community Health

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Listen to the story of Sam. He’s staying home from school to try and keep everyone safe from the germ. It’s not just important to stay home, if you can, to keep yourself safe. It’s also important to help stop the spread of the germ to keep everyone safe.

If your parents have very important jobs and need to keep going in to work, you might have to keep going to school, kindergarten, child care or holiday care, and that’s okay. But if you have to stay home, that’s okay, too. We are all adjusting to different ways to live and learn.

An original story by Hannah Goldspink.

Reflection questions:

Are you still going to childcare, kindy or school?

Do you know some adults who have important jobs and need to help us bring the number to zero?

Do you know any nurses, doctors, teachers, supermarket staff, pharmacists, emergency services workers, community volunteers?

Activity ideas:

Maybe you could write a story or draw a picture about the germ yourself.

You could start a journal and write down your thoughts each day.

You might like to write a letter to a friend you’re not able to see at the moment.

Remember, it’s ok to feel worried or stressed about big things that happen in the world. If you feel worried or stressed, have a chat with an adult you trust, like your parent, an aunty or uncle, a grandparent, or a teacher.

Identify people and demonstrate protective behaviours and other actions that help keep themselves safe and healthy (ACPPS003)
Practise personal and social skills to interact positively with others (ACPPS004)
Identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations (ACPPS005)
Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS006)

Years 1 and 2:
Examine health messages and how they relate to health decisions and behaviours (ACPPS021)
Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place (ACPPS022 )

Years 3 and 4:
Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change (ACPPS034)
Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe (ACPPS035)
Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036)
Investigate how emotional responses vary in depth and strength (ACPPS038 )
Discuss and interpret health information and messages in the media and internet (ACPPS039)
Describe strategies to make the classroom and playground healthy, safe and active spaces (ACPPS040)

Years 5 and 6:
Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS054)
Recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours (ACPPS057)

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