Colley Lane Primary Academy aims to help our children by providing support for their mental health and wellbeing. This is the first of our monthly blogs that will be filled full of tips to help support our children and families. They will include activities that have taken place in classrooms, fun things to do at home and links to advice and further support.
BBC Bitesize Moodboosters are short videos that help support children to understand their emotions as well as get them active. They can all be accessed here:
This months top 2 videos, selected by our children are:
This movement-based activity increases the heart rate of pupils and can help to lift the mood of the class when a boost is needed.
This activity helps us regain a sense of control over our emotions, as well as giving us the language to effectively express how we feel at different times
Action for happiness releases a monthly calendar to help support children's mental health and wellbeing. This month is Meaningful May. Please click the link below to find the interactive version of the calendar.
We try to practise Mindfulness in our classes when we can. Each blog will contain a link to a popular mindfulness activity that has been using within school and that the children have enjoyed. This month Year 1 have shared a movement video that they enjoy as a class to help them feel energised and positive.
This month we also want to share a fun dancing video that the children in year 1 have chosen:
We also have a story to support mental health and wellbeing this month, a story that shows two siblings working together to find calm moments when their have very busy days.
Mary Stevens Hospice is holding an event. They have a project in mind offering bereaved children and young people express their grief through art and crafts, poems and stories etc. on Saturday 13th May (10am - 2pm)