Mental Health & Wellbeing
Our intention is that when children leave St. Anne’s, they will do so with the knowledge, understanding and emotions to be able to play an active, positive and successful role in today’s diverse society. We want our children to have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible if they put their mind to it.
In an ever–changing world, it is important that they are aware, to an appropriate level, of different factors which will affect their world and that they learn how to deal with these so that they have good mental health and well-being.
- Whole school themes are explored during key stage assemblies such as, our school values, wellbeing, E-Safety, Zones of regulation and healthy living.
- As a school we celebrate Healthy Living and Mental Health Week in June, where all children in the school take part in different physical activities and take part in class activities related to mental health.
- We participate in Anti-Bullying week each year in November and all classes take part in activities related to the yearly theme from the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
Healthy Living & Mental Health Week 19th - 23rd June
Healthy Living and Mental Health Week will be running from Monday 19th - Friday 23rd June, and I am hoping to once again plan some exciting and educational activities for the children. I am keen to book mental health sessions for the whole school, but this has a very large cost associated with it. So, we are kindly asking for a donation of £3.20 per child to help with the cost of the sessions.
These sessions will cover the following topics:
- That mental health is a normal part of daily life.
- How we can talk about our emotions using a varied vocabulary.
- How and where we can access support.
- What we can do if we are worried about some else’s mental wellbeing.
- How we can use mindfulness techniques to feel calm and centred.
Please donate using ScoPay, under trips and events.
Well Being Exhibition
As our Science fair was such a success, we wanted to harness the interest and enthusiasm shown, by holding a Wellbeing Exhibition in school on Wednesday 21st June in the afternoon. We invite any children to create a stall to demonstrate the importance of the 5 ways to well-being.
They may work in pairs or teams or individually. You can create ideas for others, examples of how you keep a positive outlook. If you would like to exhibit something, please see Mrs Murphy so that she can organise the hall.
After school on this day, parents are warmly invited to view the exhibits. A prize will be awarded for the most innovative and inspiring display. This link will give you information about the 5 ways.
Bouncing back to school - five ways to support children's wellbeing - BBC Teach
As usual, we really appreciate your support with this, and please do contact me if you have any questions.
Zones of Regulation
This is an approach to help children self-regulate their emotions and therefore have greater self-control. This is being rolled out throughout the school. The aim is for children to know the 4 different colours and which feeling words are associated with each colour.
Eikon Webinars for Primary Parents
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