Wellbeing Week 09/09/2020
For wellbeing week, the classes focused on 5 wellbeing outcomes.
- Being Active
- Being Mindful
- Being Thankful
- Kindness & Gratitude
Reception class focused on 1 outcome per day. For ‘Being active’, they had an obstacle course, balancing beams, and parachute games outside. They also had water play inside, creative painting activities, and card-making which they all thoroughly enjoyed.
For ‘being mindful and Thankful’, they discussed being thankful for everything Allah has given us and had beautiful responses from the children, they also made pictures of the things they are thankful for. One of the activity was a fruit tasting activity, this was to encourage the children to think about all the fruits we have been blessed with, the children enjoyed this activity.
For ‘Giving’, they talked about giving charity and Sadaqah and made their own charity boxes, they loved decorating them and coloring them in. They did some worksheets, and some of them made flowers for their parents.
‘Kindness & Gratitude tree’ was the last focus point. The children talked about how we can be kind, caring and help other, we had beautiful responses from the children, which we added to our tree.
In Primary, as part of well-being week, the children looked at the five steps to positive mental health and the impact mental health has on young minds. Each year group carried out a range of fun activities in order to learn about positive thinking and mental health.
In Year 1&2 for focusing on ‘Keep Learning’, they learnt a new communication skill by creating a letter for classmates using secret code. children also wrote a letter to their future selves. In the letter they each highlighted their goals and aspirations for the future
Children in Y3 made a well-being booklet where they illustrated what makes them happy and what they are grateful for. They also created a “What I would like to achieve by the end of the year jar”
In order to reconnect with one another and with new members of staff, Year 4 children created an ‘All about me cubes’ where they introduced themselves and learnt facts about one another.
For Promoting Giving, the Year 5 children made a kindness calendar which is used on a daily basis. The children connected with their peers as part of ‘Connect’ by making ‘cup phones’ using cups and string.
To focus on Mindfulness children in Year 6 practised meditation techniques and discussed the different situations it could come in use. When it came to ‘Being active’, children performed a yoga routine after discussing the benefits of exercise for the mind. The children made a kindness calendar which was part of their activity focusing on ‘Give’. They also made colourful emotion wheels.