Living and Learning: I know the importance of sleep

Wednesday 26 April 2023

This week, in Living and Learning, we’ve been thinking about how a good night of sleep can help us to be healthy.

We know that we need to get between 9 and 12 hours of sleep each night so that our bodies feel well rested! We talked about what helps us get to sleep: listening to relaxing music, having a cuddle with a teddy or reading a bed-time story instead of watching TV.

Here is our poem of the week, Bedtime by Eleanor Farjeon.

We talked about who the author of this poem might be talking to – we think that they are talking to an adult who has told them to go to bed! We also think that the child doesn’t want to go to bed.

“If they go to bed now then they will feel well-rested.”

“They don’t want to go to bed because they are asking lots of questions.”

“If they go to sleep now then they will be healthy tomorrow and be able to do their activities again.”