Strategy for Emotional Health & Wellbeing
For more information about supporting your child’s mental health and wellbeing, please speak to your child’s class teacher. Some further information can be found at youngminds.org.uk
World Mental Health Day
On Wednesday 10th October, we learnt about mental health and ways to ensure we have healthy minds.
This week, we have actioned choosing reduced sugar cereals in Breakfast Club and from next Monday, we will have brown bread instead of white, for toast.
We will be working with the children to find out what makes a healthy breakfast and try different foods that are healthy and a great start to the day.
You may have seen in the news recently the Change4Life campaign which aims to cut down sugar intake in children.
There are many benefits to eating fruit at break times, including extra vitamins to fight off those germs!
Please ensure that if your child has a snack at break time, it is a piece of fruit.
You can visit the Change4Life website for more information.
This term, we will be developing MINDFULNESS in the school - the importance of finding time in the day to ‘Stop, Breathe and Be’. Posters will be going up around the school to remind us all to do this.
On Tuesday the 3rd of January, Pioneer staff took part in a Wellbeing INSET day.
We had visitors come in to show us how to promote our vitality and reduce our stress to be the best we can at our jobs.
We were split into three groups and for the day, we rotated into different activities.
One activity looked into nutrition and how going sugar-free can be beneficial to the body. We found some great recipes for sugar-free snacks that we really enjoyed!
The second activity showed us how our heartbeat reacted to emotions and to combat the more challenging emotions we might experience, we learnt different breathing techniques to calm our heartbeats.
The third activity was a brilliant yoga session. This showed us that exercise is a great way to clear the mind and relax. As a result, there will now be a staff yoga class weekly.
We learnt a lot during these sessions, especially about how important our wellbeing is and how having a good state of mind can really affect our work for the better.
We will be developing the technique of mindfulness with the pupils. There is a yoga class at Chiddingly Primary every Tuesday after school. If your child is interested in taking part, please speak to Miss Dutton in the office.