February 7th - 11th 2022
Children's Mental Health Week
This week we have been joining in with the national Children's Mental Health Week. Each class has been looking at what they already have in place to help the children with their wellbeing and mental health, and also at what we can do more of.
This year's theme is 'Growing Together'. We have been talking to the children about their emotional growth and what that looks like in terms of progress and change. We have created an installation in the reception area of the school, where we have examples of what relaxes us, written onto raindrops, pouring into flowers, demonstrating how emotional growth works.
We have also spent time in each classroom, asking the children to write something on some paper that they feel they want to improve at. Could be physical, emotional, practical or just behavioural. These pieces of paper have then been placed in to a small envelope with their name on and put into a photo album.
The envelopes aren't sealed, and the idea is we check back on them in a couple of months to see how much progress has been made. Even if it's something small.
We're hopeful that this will be a great demonstration of how working hard towards something can often take time and that's ok!