My Family Primary Resources, families, mum, dad, brother, sister, grandma, baby, granddad, age, Early Years (EYFS), KS1 & KS2 Primary Teaching Resources
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This particularly colorful and engaging online resource centers on “All About Me” activities that students can engage in to share aspects of their personal lives, and specifically, their families. There are numerous activities available for teachers to engage students with, including family tree diagram templates and coloring sheets. The resources, which are all presented with pleasing colors and graphics, provide a creative outlet for students to explore and express the structure of their families. One of the activities involves writing a newspaper article, where students are prompted with a line (i.e., “my mum is the best”) and are allowed space below for expressing their throughs. There is even a large space provided where they may paste or draw a picture of a specific family member, just as in an actual newspaper article. In this way, students can already begin to appreciate and learn about different forms of media. This resource is valuable because the activities promote “authentic learning” as described by Newmann and Wehlage (1993). One of the distinguishing features is the “production of discourse, products, and performances that have value ... beyond success in school.” (Gilbert and Hoepper 2011). Through activities in this resource, students are able to produce meaningful works that they can be proud of.
“My family” activities in a well-presented and attractive resource, with emphasis on literacy and displays.