Across the school, teachers have been busy setting up a nurturing classroom environment and, as a part of their daily well-being check, children have been given the opportunity to communicate how they are feeling. This ensures that they are beginning to acknowledge that all feelings are as important as each other as their emotional intelligence develops.
World Mental Health day gave us the opportunity to strengthen our understanding of the term ‘Mental Health’. Across this day, each class voted in a ‘well-being Ambassador’ whose job this year will be to work closely alongside Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Stevens to support the needs of the class whilst keeping themselves and others safe.
Mrs Allen has been working with children on how their body reacts to the different emotions that they are feeling. For example, some children have explored the physical effects that anxiety can have on our bodies and how we can recognise these feelings and apply certain strategies to calm ourselves down in times of stress and worry.