At Woodmansterne, we value a child’s mental health as much as their physical health. We want to equip the children at Woodmansterne with the skills to take care of their minds and emotional wellbeing. We are using the Head First curriculum to give our children the necessary skills to help them identify, self-manage and learn to understand and control their emotions. Throughout our whole curriculum we are developing ways to help children improve their well-being through outdoor learning, PSHE lessons, e-safety and a healthy diet.
To continue with the theme of ‘Express Yourself’ in Children’s Mental Health Week, there will be no online or pre-recorded lessons on Thursday 11th February 2021. We know how hard the children and families have been working at home to manage online learning. We are all committed to continuing this for as long as we are working in this way, but we know that for well-being, it is important to balance children's online learning with some time away from screens. So, on this day, we will be asking pupils to learn offline and ‘express themselves’ in a variety of different activities. There is no expectation for you to submit any work on this day but if the children would like to share any work with their teacher they can email or tweet them.
Take a look at our Mental Health Assembly.
Mental Health Resources
Clickhere to watch a video explaining the family mental health 5 a day:
We all have mental health. Mental health is about our feelings, our thinking, our emotions and our moods. Looking after our mental health is important. Here are some tips to help you talk to your children about mental health. (Add you're never too young to talk about mental health)
Here are some fun well-being activities that you can complete at home
Below are some fun activities and ideas to help your child keep active and keep busy.