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Mental Health week 2023

The National Children’s Mental Health week was themed around the concept of ‘Let’s Connect’. Connecting with others is not only good for those receiving it but good for childrens’ own mental health and wellbeing. It has also been a good extension of our worship theme this year about Friendship and links to our curriculum vision thread of showing ‘Gods Love for Others’. On Friday 10th February classes shared their work with the rest of the school. Here is a flavour of what had been achieved.

Reception—Looked at how they connected with others in the classroom through things like sharing, caring, being kind and talking with each other. They extended this to look at connecting with ‘People who help us’ and during the term they have had visits from Pat the Lollipop Lady, a postman, a dentist, the police etc.

Y1—Created art work on a jigsaw puzzle showing how they connect with others. They also did some great team building exercises in their outdoor area.

Y2—Created paper chains with connections of people important to them and people they felt connected to.

Y3— Y4 Continued with their intergenerational project linking with the residents of Lily Wharf. They gave the residents posters they had created with facts that they had learnt from their last visit. They also made a heart with all their names on and the names of the residents. They connected by completing valentines activities together and singing residents favourite songs!

Y5—Connected with other classes in the school by producing Positivity Posters, which had wellbeing and positive affirmation messages on to display on classroom doors.

Y6—Wrote letters to connect with the children of Uganda and they also looked at the difficult area of comparing when it is a good time to connect with people and when there might be times it might not be wise to connect—such as the thorny issue of internet safety . . . Which leads us onto another aspect of the week … During the week it was also Internet Safety day on Tuesday 7th and this was a good opportunity to look at connecting with others SAFELY on-line. Mr Jaeger ran an assembly and classes completed follow up activities on this important subject.