We start each half term with our Healthy: Inside and Out days. We use the Mindmate resource which is an emotional literacy curriculum designed to support class-based discussions and learning around mental health and wellbeing. The lessons promote key skills such as self- awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. Here are some examples of lessons throughout school.
As the children get to know each other and build new relationships, we discover what it means to be unique. Through stories and observations of themselves in the mirror the children notice similarities and differences and begin to talk about them. They share ideas about what makes them feel happy.
Year 1 are learning to recognise what is fair, unfair, right and wrong. They acted out little scenarios and talked about when someone was being unkind.
Year 2 are learning about what skills it takes to work as a team. They showed perseverance whilst working together to build sledges.
Year 3 explored what it means to be unique, through a story called Only One You by Linda Kranz. They designed their own unique fish.
Plastic Bottle Island, provided the stimulus for thinking about what it means to live in a healthy world.
Year 4 have been discussing what qualities make a good friend. They identified which ones their peers displayed.
The children explored different ways to support friends when things go wrong. They used role play to act out scenarios where there were conflicts and explored how to resolve them using restorative justice.
Year 6 looked into the area of body image and the impact the media and social media has on our perception of beauty. They talked about what ‘beautiful’ meant to them and compared their ideas in groups.