Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
Thrive Friday 12th February 2021
We havent received as many photos this week - I bet you ae all ready for your well deserved half term holiday. Have fun whatever you do and take time to relax.
We have a few photos below of things completed - I love Erin's fingerprint painting and Elliott's pom pom creature
What a fantastic afternoon you have all had. Its lovely to see your smiling faces whilst you are having fun in the snow. Some brilliant snowmen have been designed and built as well as snowball fights, snow angels, sledging and having lots of fun with your families.
Childrens Mental Health Week
As part of our focus on children's mental health this week, in class 2 we have done an activity each day to make us smile and completed activities to express ourselves. We have made emotion faces and paper aeroplanes, told jokes and created disgusting menus which made us laugh!Hugo drew a lovely picture to express himself, saying being in lockdown is like being in a castle, with the 4 knights fighting off the virus. I hope the knights keep fighting, don't you? @KensingtonRoyal.
Thrive Friday 5th February 2021
We have put together a 5 week timetable of Thrive Friday ideas. Please use this time to spend time with your family, your siblings or on your own, doing things that you enjoy and focussing on positive mental health. There is a suggested timetable at the bottom of the page but you could do anything that you enjoy; where possible it may be a good idea to spend less time using screens.
See below some of the ways you have enjoyed Thrive Friday.
Thrive Friday 29th January:
Look at this weeks Thrive Friday ideas on the template at the bottom of the page. You will also find these on Class Dojo.
Take a look at some of the first week of Thrive Friday activities below
Molly S "Superhero". Her power is to turn back time so Covid never happened.
Erin's Forest picture
Erin's superhero - "Antivirus man"
Having fun, puzzling
Family fun making dens
Delicious flapjacks made by George, Chris and Izzy
A gingerbread smile!
This week we are thinking about what we have to be thankful for. Some classes are doing this as part of their PSHE lessons. Ideas below which can be chosen depending on age and ability
- Interview someone in your home or over Zoom and find out all of the things they are grateful/ thankful for. These can be recorded in a list and is a great way of practising your handwriting.
- Send a postcard to someone to say thank you for something. Who will you send your postcard to and what is it you are thankful for?
- Find out how many ways you can say “thank you” indifferent languages. Make a poster of ways to say thank you in different languages.
- Gratitude walk. Go for a walk with you family. After your walk either draw a picture and annotate with things you can see, hear, smell, taste and touch or alternatively write about it, or draw a plant/flower and write on the leaves/petals the things you noticed.
This week we are making a whole school display of hearts…..one for each child in school. Every child will decorate their heart and write a message to their friends. Look out for the display as you go out walking and take a look at the wonderful creations and caring messages.