Wellbeing & Mindfulness

 

Welcome to our Welbeing and Mindfulness page, maintained by the Wellbeing Lead, Mrs Troop.

Our teaching and learning of mental health and emotional wellbeing as part of a comprehensive PSHE education curriculum is vital. It promotes pupils’ wellbeing through an understanding of their own and others’ emotions and the development of healthy coping strategies. 

All children have the confidence to approach any adult in school if they are worried about their own or someone else’s wellbeing.

Wellbeing & Mindfulness Notices

New books!

New books!

In Reception we have been having a super book sort out. We have tried to curate a collection of beautiful new books reflective of all children’s experiences and diverse cultures, alongside traditional well-loved books. Success! Everyone couldn’t wait to get into our...

Reception’s final visit to GCP; it was a wet one!

Reception’s final visit to GCP; it was a wet one!

Yesterday Reception took their final trip to Gedling Country Park. Thank you to all of the volunteers and parents for their support. We have loved watching our local environment change, spotting the bluebells (which we planted) spring to life, finding the colours of...

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

  Mr Chell and 4 volunteers have planted a tree as part of the Platinum Jubilee Queen's Canopy campaign. The tree is a Weeping Silver pear Tree, chosen for it’s platinum silver  coloured leaves.  It has been planted along the Cliff Road side of the playground....

Our Whole School Book Project

Throughout this term, every class will be exploring this wonderful book. The discussions and activities based within this book will give all children the opportunity to explore what bravery, kindness, growth, resilience, teamwork and mindfulness is. This will be delivered through six individual prints drawn from the book. Be sure to check out our outcomes in the gallery below.

The book is filled with detailed prints which portray deep and meaningful views – perfect for any growing mind trying to understand their place within the world. 

See a copy of the choice boards linked to the book below. 

Our Whole School Book Project

 

Throughout the Autumn Term, all classes will be exploring this wonderful book. The activities based within this book will give all children the opportunity to explore and understand anxiety and learn strategies to help deal with it effectively in every day lives. 

Whilst working through this journal, children have explored ways to tackle anxieties when things overwhelm us. Recently, year 3, spent time designing 

Reflective Journal Activities

Here’s an example of some of the activities we have completed so far … 

Wellbeing Book Project Activity Two

Wellbeing Book Project Activity Three

Wellbeing Book Project Activity Four

Anxiety Choice Board

If your child is finding being back at school too over whelming and is struggling to leave your side, check out the choice board below for more information, links, helpful books, apps and coping strategies you can explore together. 

Anxiety

Breathing Exercise 

Why not try these breathing exercises at home…

Mindfulness Techniques

One of our Y6 pupils is creating mindfulness videos for us to learn breathing exercises and strategies we can use both in and outside of school. We are so proud of their enthusiasm and commitment to this. 

Wellbeing & Mindfulness Documents & Resources

Curriculum Information

Wellbeing Review 20-21
Wellbeing on a Page 20-21
Wellbeing Manual
Our Themed Choice Boards

We have took the time to make connections from our themed units and created dicussions and activities that link well to our daily wellbeing and mindfulness sessions 

Identity

Sustainable Development

Equality

Diversity

Our Daily Check In

Throught the school, we provide various different ways for the children to express their emotions and thoughts on a daily basis. Here is an example the children are familiar with, why not use this template from home too. 

Daily Check In