Week commencing February 6th, we will be celebrating Children's Mental Health week. The theme is 'Let's Connect'.
We have lots of activities planned, including assemblies on this theme across the school. As part of our Behaviour policy, we also have a daily routine of 'checking-in' with the children; this is sometimes done as whole class circle time. It's an opportunity to 'check in' with pupils and find out how they are feeling and how they are ready for the day. This week, the check-in theme will be around, 'connectedness'.
Each class will share the story, 'The Invisible String' by Patrice Karst. Karst tells us, 'You don't need to see the Invisible String. People who love each other are always connected by a very special string made of love.' Children will explore who they are connected to and how they feel about these people.
Pupils will also take part in a schoolwide art project. Bernie Hollywood OBE is currently solo rowing across the Atlantic to raise money and awareness for children's mental health. Children will create an image of what they think hope looks like. Every child who enters will have their work included in a special commemorative book of which a copy will be given to each Primary School. And the six overall winners will have their artwork displayed in the Anglican Cathedral for the Boat of Hope exhibition in May/June. The organisers want to fill the city with beacons of hope from the next generation.
Finally, classes will be taking part in different online mental health and wellbeing sessions run by the city's support team, by the LFC foundation and the Classroom Yoga Buns!
Keep checking class dojo for updates!