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Mental Health Week

February 2021 marks Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week. For the past couple of years, we have really enjoyed inviting parents and carers into school to share some activities with their children, including mindfulness and reflexology.  Of course, this year is different, but now, more than ever, talking about children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing is so important and we want to ensure that we still engage in some really great and meaningful activities throughout next week.

 

Therefore, there will be a number of videos and learning opportunities for both the children at home and those in attendance at school.  We will start the week with an assembly focusing on this year’s theme ‘Express Yourself’; within the assembly there is a short task so having a square piece of paper handy would be great!

 

Assembly

There is a planned lesson, which can be done as one whole or split into two shorter sessions (an activity for both), all the resources (PowerPoint, worksheets) are available to print off and use.

 

In addition, there will be other short videos (10-15 minutes in length) that focus on specific aspects of mental health, including breathing, reflexology and mindfulness.

Calm

This is "Calm" by Hannah Roberts on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Breathing

This is "Breathing" by Hannah Roberts on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Mindfulness

All resources for the above mentioned – assembly, lessons, additional videos and MORE can be found on the website by following this link:

 

Express Yourself 2021 | St Peter's CofE Junior School (stpetersjunior.org.uk)

 

Teachers will also send out links via SeeSaw.

 

School have paid for a fabulous dance lesson which focuses on sharing feelings and thoughts through creativity. There is a 2 minute video from Rattle and Roll explaining why they’re doing the workshops and then a warm up and workshop. They are not password protected so clicking on them will automatically send you to the videos.

 

Link 1: https://youtu.be/S2rJeE5TTGs

Link to the Dance warm up: https://youtu.be/AfL5rbeTYRc

Link to the full dance workshop (Believer – Imagine Dragons): https://youtu.be/kqLsPC-MAOo

 

Finally, Lisa Allcock our Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) will be holding 45 minute virtual coffee mornings for parents via Teams.  They will be scheduled to last one hour but you can stay for as long or as short a period as you choose.  Lisa will talk about further ways to support your child’s emotional wellbeing and with a wealth of knowledge can answer any worries or questions you might have. The schedule is shown below, if you would like to take part, please email either myself (hroberts@stpetersjunior.org.uk) or Lisa (lallcock@stpetersjunior.org.uk) so we can ensure a Teams invite is sent out to you in advance.

 

Virtual coffee morning schedule:

 

Wednesday 3rd February at 10am

Parents of children in Year 3

Wednesday 3rd February at 11am

Parents of children in Year 4

Thursday 4th February at 10am

Parents of children in Year 5

Thursday 4th February at 11am

Parents of children in Year 6

 

As always your engagement and support with promotion of Mental Health Week is hugely appreciated and I hope what is planned allows you to enjoy some activities with your child(ren), expressing themselves, sharing in breathing and mindful practices and opening up conversations about emotional wellbeing.

 

Kind regards,

 

Mrs Hannah Roberts

 

Assistant Head/SENCO

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