Head's Blog

World Book Day!

Everyone had a wonderful day celebrating World Book Day. It was great to finally celebrate this event properly after the last couple of years. The children looked amazing in their costumes and were full of enthusiasm when discussing who they were. The children enjoyed a range of fun activities such as book treasure hunt, Harry Potter themed activities and a book swap. Also, the children found a reading buddy for the afternoon where they shared stories with each other. Finally, we were able to spend some time reading with our families who came in to read with us. What an exciting day! 

 

Children's Mental Health Week 2022

This week has been Children’s Mental Health Week, based on the theme of ‘Growing Together’, which focuses on growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. As a school, we have been completing activities around this theme, and Mr Baker launched the initiative with an assembly on Monday. During the week, all of the children have made a flower labelled with a different emotion that we will ‘plant’ outside the front of the school, as we do with the remembrance poppies. Classes 3 and 4 have also been recording instances of being resilient, and Classes 1 and 2 learnt to recognise a range of emotions.

The week is very timely in terms of addressing the challenges our children have faced recently. They have all been incredibly adaptable during our recent COVID outbreak and the reintroduction of bubbles. Challenges and setbacks can certainly help children to grow but we are recognising their resilience by finishing the term with a fun day, sharing what we have learnt throughout the week. The children are invited to wear something on the theme of growing. It could be a flowery outfit, a single flower or leaf or even brown or green clothes.

If you would like to take part in some of the Mental Health activities at home, the following website has many free resources for families:

Parents and Carers - Children's Mental Health Week (childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk)