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 have been learning that talking about their feelings can help them feel better.
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 discussed that it is ok to feel strong emotions such as anger.
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.