Well-being and Citizenship Day
In Year 1 we looked at different feelings and linked them to colours. We learnt a fun song to help us remember the colours! Then we focused on a range of scenarios from the playground and identified how each of the characters might be feeling using drama techniques to bring the scene to life! Finally, we wrote speech bubbles and attached them to our picture.
We focused on physical activity improving mood and how sleep can help give our mind and body a rest. We discussed how we feel if we don't get a good night's sleep and ways of helping us get a good night's sleep. We listened to some music and practiced some breathing to help us at bedtime.
In Year 4 we focused on the importance of talking about our mental health. The children learnt how to categorise feelings into small, everyday feelings that can be easily managed and big feelings that are harder to cope with. They then did activities to help them to know how to manage big feelings: the 'stress bucket' approach and highlighting the importance of talking to others to share problems and worries. This was followed by an activity to encourage good listening skills.
In the afternoon, Year 4 explored ways to stop bullying. The children discussed ideas in groups then created some stop signs to display their ideas.