Children's Mental Health Week - Lets Connect
We have enjoyed activities across the school linked to the message LET'S CONNECT. Each child has made an individual jigsaw piece which has been connected to make an enormous whole school jigsaw trail to remind us of how we connect with each other.
On Wellbeing Wednesday, we enjoyed mixing year groups for lunch and siblings were able to eat their lunch together. At playtime, we joined the whole school together to take a photo of us all connected to each other - Sacred Heart is a big family.
In Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1 Assembly the children learnt that mental health is all about their feelings and how this affects the choices they make and how they behave. We all have different emotions including happy, angry, sad, lonely, calm, worried and excited. All feelings are ok. They learnt that they can support their mental health by spending time outside, by listening to music, being with friends and family, learning new things and being active. We ended the assembly by dancing together.
KS2 had a special wellbeing assembly and took part in a connection activity linking us all together by hands, feet or shoulders. We thought about who we are connected to and how important those connections are for our mental health and wellbeing. We finished with an IMOVES Wellbeing dance - 'You Can Count on Me'. Thank you to everybody who took part and we hope that it will help us to focus on the importance of connections to us in school, at home and in our community.