This week 2M have been celebrating children’s mental health week by starting the day with mindful activities.
In year 1 we have been thinking all about taking turns. We discussed as a class why it is important to share and cooperate with others and also read a story about team work. We then played a game of snakes and ladders making sure that we took turns, encouraged each other and also had fun!
The children in 1M absolutely love our brain breaks, here you can see them taking part in peer massage. Brain breaks are mental brakes designed to help the children regain their focus and be more energised ready to learn.
Year 1S have absolutely loved their weekly Forest School sessions during this spring term. We have had lovely weather and played so freely, exploring all signs of spring and nature.
The children have enjoyed creating nature artwork, making houses and special areas using the big logs and branches and also making bug houses for the small creatures in the forest.
Thank you Mrs Nicholson for taking us!
Children will be able to get a free bowl of Quaker porridge from 8am to 12pm every day in 205 Asda cafes across February half term, on top of the existing £1 kids main meal deal. The partnership is expected to enable over 50,000 bowls of porridge to be served to children across the country. Please check which stores are taking part in this scheme before you visit.
Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 will take place from 6-12 February 2023. This year’s theme is Let’s Connect.
Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections. Human beings thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing. And when our need for rewarding social connections is not met, we can sometimes feel isolated and lonely – which can have a negative impact on our mental health. As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. Check out our official free resources for families below. https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/families
Year 6 were treated to an amazing and inspirational presentation with the incredible Shaun Gash from ‘Moments of Inspiration’.
Shaun thrives on adrenaline and believes that anything is possible. He has been in a chair for over 2 decades and is always looking for the next big challenge to push his own boundaries and inspire others to push theirs when they are faced with a barrier.
Year 6 were really thrilled to have met him.
They then had a fun afternoon of playing wheelchair basketball!
This morning we had a visit from Shaun Gash from Moments of Inspiration.
After Shaun shared a video of his life with us in an assembly, our class had a thoroughly enjoyable workshop where we were able to play wheelchair basketball.
After today we will remember, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade” and turn something bitter into something sweet.