We have been developing a whole school strategy to develop wellbeing.
We have combined together two different approaches to developing wellbeing to make our own unique strategy.
Action For Happiness are an organisation that identifies 10 Keys to Happiness.
The ten keys represent the acronym GREAT DREAM.
The first five keys GREAT relate to how we interact with the outside world in our daily activities.
The second five keys DREAM, come from inside us and how they depend on our attitude to life.
The second approach is based on some characters known as the Worry Woos.
Children need to be able to identify key emotions; to recognise the emotions they are feeling, to be able to articulate why they are feeling this emotion and most importantly identify strategies, including external support agencies which will help them to deal with differing emotions faced at different points in the daily life.
Children need a common language that it used and understood by all in school. Implementation of the Woo Woo characters enables children to have a hook through characters, stories and discussion to explore emotions
Mental Health Day 2021
In school we have celebrated Mental Health Day by; thinking about small and big feelings, who can help us, how we might ask for help and how do we show we are listening.
Here is a copy of the videos we watched. Talk to your children about what they have learned.
Clink on the link below.
The children have been asked to think whether they would like to apply for the job of a Wellbeing Champion School (it's not paid).
We talked about a job description. Some children have chosen to take an application form home. They need to be back by Friday 15th October. We will then look at the applications and decide who we will interview.
Here are the applications form. The children have a printed copy.
Learnful School - new resource for children, parents and families
We are delighted in school to have implemented daily mindfulness for children and adults.
This will help children and staff to notice and nurture their own well-being needs and
empower them to take responsible actions to help themselves
Each week there is a video and task for parents to do at home together. Its a short video clip with an activity.
This will help you, your child or family if they feel anxious, stressed and overwhelmed. You all will build and experience different self help strategies.
These are great skills for anyone to learn. Being able to recognise when you need help is important. Having self-help strategies to use makes things a lot easier and a great place to start when getting help for yourself.
You don't need a username or a password.
Just follow the link below and click on parent login.
You will see a video explaining the programme and then your weekly video will also be there. Click on the words below for the direct link to the parent login
During this pandemic
One of the biggest worries as parent is how you look after your child's mental health, their well-being.
This is even harder at the moment during the coronavirus pandemic. Our biggest concern whilst school is closed, is how we can support children's childrens well-being.
Children might find it difficult to understand what they are seeing online or on TV – or hearing from other people – so they can be particularly vulnerable to feelings of worry.
Through support we can access in school, we have identified some fantastic resources from EPIC Well-being Services
Read through the resources. If you would like support implementing the with child or have a question or worry, please email email@example.com.
Over time we develop further resources for this page.
We have been given free access to a children's book to explain loneliness. Loneliness is a very difficult emotion for children to understand at anytime. At the moment, missing friends and family, this is even tougher.
Download the book below in order to read it with your child. You don't need to print it.