World Mental Health Day 2020
The charity YoungMinds is calling on schools across the country to take part in #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day (Friday 9th October 2020) to show young people they’re not alone with their mental health.
We want #HelloYellow to be a positive and fun way for children to share the message that it’s okay to reach out for help and for children to be confident with knowing who to come to if they need help and support no matter what problems they feel they are facing. During the day we will look at different ways to support positivity and to raise awareness. By wearing yellow trousers, a yellow wig or a yellow t-shirt, children and teachers alike can show their support!
Key Stage 1
The Year 1 and 2 bubble went in the hall and enjoyed playing with the provision set out in the hall. They were able to learn with Lego, board games, colouring, reading books and small world.
We set up different activities across the day so children could be involved in activities such as mindfulness painting and sunshine making. The children were able to say why they were doing these activities and knew we were promoting a positive mind and kindness.
Key Stage Two
Random Acts of Kindness at home!
Lacey- Helped to pack and unpack her belongings when moving house! Well done Lacey.
Evelyn- She has been helping with the cooking and made some lovely soaps for her nanan and Grandad. Super work Evelyn!
Jessica- She lost her tooth and shared her tooth fairy money with her brother, how kind!
Olivia- Olivia has been working from home and wanted to show a random act of kindness to her teachers. She arranged with the class for a delivery of flowers to Mrs Kay and Mrs Langley! Great work!
Come and listen to Alexia sing. It has a great link to kindness week! A big well done for sharing this! I am very proud of you.
Upper Key Stage 2
Year 5 and 6 each had a class discussion all about World Mental Health and what it means to look after your mental health. We spoke about being 'mind kind' as well as focusing on the theme 'Be Kind', as you never know what some what else is experiencing or dealing with. After having a class discussion and reading some PowerPoints, Year 5 made a 'Be Kind' acrostic poster.
Year 5 and 6 bubble got together in the hall to take part in some mindfulness GoNoodle videos. They then finished off with a fun dancing video, to make them smile!