Children’s Wellbeing Week
Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place on
7-13 February 2022.
This year’s theme is
We will be encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, and how they can help others to grow.
Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.
This week we have many events taking place for Children’s Mental Health week.Some of them are;
Whole school Assembly led by Mrs Bonsignore on Growing together
A class competition in KS2 to redesign their class check in chart (the new design will go through the school with them).
Each class to start a positive thoughts jar.
Ongoing mindful minute and increased check in.
Wellbeing Wednesday (re launched for spring)
Assembly for Key stages led by our Mental Health trainee practitioner on Thursday.
Parent work shop – Thursday
A dedicated Friday afternoon for wellbeing activities .All teachers will swap classes and focus on activities such as ;yoga,a winter walk,forest activities,art,biscuit decorating and more.
For us at St Joseph’s this is a celebration of everything we currently do but shouting a bit louder. We will continue to lead our well being interventions for children and support for parents. We will be re launching lunchtime nurture after half term.This has been working in a different way through covid but now we need to mix a bit more. Ongoing check in,nurture breakfast and daily mindfulness after lunch.In KS 2 our children lead these sessions.As well as our PSHE through jigsaw circle times.