Happy International Day of Happiness!
Monday 20th March 2023
STEP 1: BE MINDFULRelax your breath and notice: How am I feeling right now? STEP 2: BE GRATEFUL Look around you and ask yourself: What am I thankful for? STEP 3: BE KIND With warm feelings, ask yourself: Who do I want to send love to?
Children's Mental Health Week - Lets Connect! - 6th - 12th February 2023
HELLO YELLOW DAY
Thank you for all who participated in Hello Yellow Day, with your support we raised £246.10 for this charity! Money raised is helping ‘young minds’ showing they are not alone with their mental health. Together, we can create a brighter future for children and young people.
Mrs Hamer 😊 Nursery Teacher/SMHL
As a result of our last survey being a huge success, we would like to launch our next survey about 'School Life' to ensure we are best supporting our pupils at leys and are listening to any ideas and suggestions you may have on what we can do or implement to make your experience at Leys even better.
Please click the following link to complete our School life survey
Mrs Hamer and Mrs Gough
88% of children believe they will be successful in life. 7 pupils stated they wished to go on to study at university; 11 children have aspirations of becoming a doctor and 7 children have said they want to 'help people'. This shows the presence of aspiration and an awareness of being a responsible citizen.
When we look at their response to questions about exercise, children clearly enjoy the interactions associated with team games - with Football being a firm favourite.
In terms of healthy eating, 77% of the respondents knew what a healthy meal choice was and 72% of the children in the survey said they believe they have a healthy balanced diet. This shows they have a good understanding of healthy eating and the positive effects these choices have on their body and their mind. (Some children identified that eating too much of less healthy choices can make them feel tired and sick.)
Please click on the link above for more interesting results.
11th February 2023 - Dress to Express Day!
Children's Mental Health Week
6th - 12th February 2023
Children's Mental Health Week is run by children's mental health charity to focus on the importance of looking after our emotional wellbeing from an early age.
The theme will be announced in the autumn.
Human beings change and grow – we do it all the time and in many different ways. Physical growth is easy to see as we grow from babies to children, teenagers to adults. We grow intellectually as we gain new knowledge, skills, and understanding at school, and beyond.
It is about growing emotionally, and finding ways to help each other grow.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2022, Place2Be encouraged children (and adults) to consider how they have grown, what they need to help them grow, and how they can help others to grow too.
On Friday 11th February we will be 'dressing to express!' by wearing our favourite colour, a range of colours, or a unique outfit and raising money for the children's charity Place2be. We would encourage you to dress to express and donate £2 if possible to the children’s charity.
Please consider it is winter and we will be going outside, so appropriate dress is required.
We look forward to seeing all your fabulous outfits!
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) have produced a fun activity pack; take a look to see if there is anything you would like to do:
Congratulations To Our Leys Primary School Wellbeing Champions
Staff: Mr De La Cruz, Mr Gormer, Mrs Hamer, Miss Ashby, Miss Fagan
Governors: Dame Anna Hassan DBE
Parents/Carers: Mrs Oluwasaseun Akintolu-Amao, Ms Sadia Shaikh, Mr Rob Lawrence and Mrs Sandra Lambert
Following a Wellbeing Champion meeting in March, your year 6 Wellbeing Champions wanted to help you take control of the stress and anxiety associated with your upcoming SATs.
Here is a Stress Busting Plan. This is what we have come up with to aid you with revision but also to prevent overload of pressure. You must ensure to maintain a good mental health and look after yourself - particularly during isolation.
We have outlined the next few weeks with activities that we want you to view as challenges. We are not setting homework – in fact it’s the complete opposite! We want you to take time for you, to learn new things, explore new places and communicate with people. We will not be checking up if you have completed the tasks but are available to offer support for anyone who does want it with anything. The tasks are flexible and are able to be swapped around as you wish.
Enjoy and keep safe.