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Hi everyone and welcome back to another RHE lesson with me, Ms. Plummer and my friend Olaf.

How are you? That's good, it's nice to see you again.

The title of today's lesson is Listening Ears.

And you're probably wondering why I am wearing my mouse ears today, should we find out? Come on then.

In this lesson you will need some paper, a pencil, your good looking eyes and your good listening ears.

Pause the video now to go and get those things.

In today's lesson we will start by thinking about a friendship chain.

This whole unit has been about friendships so I think it's really kind to do nice things for our friends and other people to pass on kindness.

After that we're going to read a poem.

Then you're going to meet Tim, one of Olaf's friends.

And finally, we're going to hear about talking Tim and create a listening ear.

Should we get started? A friendship chain is something kind that you can do for somebody else.

A friend, somebody that you live with, somebody that you know.

By being kind you are spreading kindness and spreading positivity.

Here's some ideas.

You could tidy up your toys or the people that you live with.

If you have brothers or sister, relatives, you could tidy up their toys, that would be really kind.

You might want to tidy up your bedroom.

That would help your parents or carer, wouldn't it? You could even help somebody if they hurt themselves.

Olaf, what would you do for your friend? Olaf said he would give his friend a warm hug.

A warm hug! Again, Olaf! Pause the video now and think about something kind that you would do for your friend.

Olaf has written a poem and he would like to share it with us.

Should I read it to you? Okay.

I once had a friend named Tim.

He was rude so I put him in the bin! I would talk to him everyday, but he would not look my way.

So I decided he simply can't stay.

Olaf, do you want to explain? Oh dear, so Olaf had a very lovely friend named Tim.

But he didn't really like it very much because Olaf said that Tim wouldn't listen to him.

He wouldn't look at him when he was talking.

So he decided, they can't be friends anymore.

Did you really put him in the bin? Oh good, no, he didn't really put him in the bin.

We definitely can't do that, can we? No, okay.

Should we meet Tim? Would you like to see him again? Come on, be kind.

Okay, let's meet him.

Tim? Oh, hello Tim.

Say hello to him.

Oh, Tim, you're not facing the right way.

You need to look at the camera then the children can see you.

There we go, oh, you're a bit close, Tim, should we come a bit further back? There we go, how's that? Why don't you sit next to your friend Olaf, there we go.

Now, Olaf said that Tim would not look at him.

Tim, you need to talk to your friend and you need to look at him when you're speaking.

He's not listening.

Tim, you need to look at your friend.

Okay, Tim, should we help him? I don't think he understands the rules for good listening, does he? On the screen we've got some photographs of some children and I want you to decide if you think they're doing good listening or not good listening.

Let's have a look.

So the first picture we've got a little boy, he's looking straight at the screen.

So he might be looking at us, he's not looking away, is he? Do you think he's doing good listening or not good listening? Pause the video and show me with your thumbs.

Well done, he's doing good listening, isn't he? Because he's looking at us, good.

The next picture there are two little girls and they're both looking at each other.

And it looks like they're having a nice conversation.

Do you think they are doing good listening or not good listening? Pause the video and show me your thumbs.

Excellent, they are doing good listening; aren't they, because they are looking at each other.

So they must be listening to each other.

Now the next picture, one girl is looking at the other one, but one of the girls, she's looking down.

She doesn't look like she's interested anymore.

She's not looking at her friend and it doesn't look like she's listening very well.

What do you think? Show me your thumbs, good listening, not good listening.

Pause the video and have a go.

That's right, she's not doing good listening, is she? Because she's not looking at her friend, that's not very good.

And the last picture, this one down here.

The little girl, she's not looking, is she? She's got her head down, she doesn't seem interested at all.

What do you think? Good listening, not good listening.

Pause the video and have a think.

That's right, it doesn't look like she's doing good listening.

Because she just doesn't look interested.

She's not looking, she's got her head down.

She seems a bit bored.

Oh dear, I wonder if we could help Tim and Olaf.

Because can you see, Tim, he just doesn't look interested, does he? Should we help him? Should we show him what good listening looks like? Come on then.

Okay, Tim, say hello to everybody, say hello to the children.

You have to wave Tim.

There we go.

Now, we want to show Tim good listening.

So let's think about when you're with your friends, what do you do if your friend is speaking? Do you look at your friend? To show them that you're listening.

Or do you look away? What would you do? Have a think.

That's right, isn't it, you need to look at the person that is speaking.

So, Tim, you need to look at Olaf.

Should we get Olaf involved? Here's Olaf, here's Tim, so you need to look at each other when you are speaking, don't you? To make sure that you look interested.

What else could we teach Tim about good listening, children? That's right, we need to make sure we are facing each other, our bodies are facing each other.

It's no good if one person is facing this way and one person is facing this one.

Is that good listening? No.

What's another thing we could do? That's right, you could nod your head to show that you are listening to what they are saying.

Should you have practise? That's right, Tim, well done.

And another thing, what do you think? Do you think you should sit still and face each other? Or do you think you should wriggling around like a worm? What do we think, Tim? We can't be doing this, you need to sit still and face your friend.

That's better, well done, boys.

Why don't you go and get one of your teddies now or one of your toys and let's practise some good listening.

So, we've just seen our friends, Tim and Olaf practising some good listening.

Can you show me your good listening ear? Well done.

So the first thing we said is, children, you and your friend, you need to sit still.

Because if you're wriggling around, it doesn't look like you're interested, does it? So you need to sit still and look at the person who is speaking.

Is it any good if the friends are sat side by side? That's not good listening, is it? You need to look at your friend.

Can you practise that with your teddy? Look at your teddy.

Well done.

Another thing we said about good listening is if you nod your head, that shows that you are listening to what the person is saying and you are interested.

Why don't you practise that with your teddy.

Nod your head.

Well done.

And finally, one thing that we didn't say before, is we could smile, to show that we are listening to our friends and we care about what they are saying.

So why don't you practise with your teddy.

Look, nod and smile.

Excellent, well done.

I hope you enjoyed practising good listening with us today.

Tim, you certainly learned a lot, haven't you, Tim? He's nodding at me.

If you'd like to, you could ask your parent or carer to share your work on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Tagging OakNational and #LearnwithOak.

See you soon! Come and say bye Olaf.