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Wellbeing

At Grimoldby Primary School the wellbeing of our children is paramount. We believe that the mental health and wellbeing of our children is critical to success in school and in life. Children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are addressed.  

 

Every class provides a wide range of activities that help to promote emotional health and mental wellbeing. These include worry boxes, 'calm corners',  circle times, class assemblies and stories around wellbeing. We also promote mental health and wellbeing through our PE sessions and every class takes part in the Daily Mile.

 

Wellbeing is also promoted through our weekly PSHE lessons. Within school, we follow the Jigsaw PSHE scheme of work. Every half term each class focuses on a different theme shown below. 

 

Autumn 1: Being Me in My World

Autumn 2: Celebrating Difference 

Spring 1: Dreams and Goals

Spring 2: Healthy Me

Summer 1: Relationships

Summer 2: Changing Me

 

This scheme has a strong emphasis on emotional literacy, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It also includes mindfulness sessions allowing children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus. 

 

Where children require a more targeted approach to support their wellbeing we have staff trained in the following;

Lego Therapy

Circle of Friends

Counselling Skills Level 2

Bereavement, Grief and Loss

 

We have a school Family Support Worker who will liaise with class teachers about children's wellbeing. She is available to support children in a range of ways including emotional and social inclusion support and can sign post to support groups for families. We also have an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA). ELSA's are trained to deliver individualised support programmes to meet the emotional needs of children.

 

  

Support for children

On this page you will find various resources and links to support your wellbeing. The term 'wellbeing' refers to the quality of people's lives. Click the links below to see the resources, read them carefully and always share any thoughts, worries or concerns with a trusted adult. It might be a good idea to share (and talk about) some of the resources with your family.

Online Resources

 

Click on the links below to find online activities and support.

Support for parents/Carers

Mentally Healthy Schools Toolkits

 

These toolkits are full of free resources and tips for school staff, parents and carers to help address anxiety arising from Coronavirus.

SPACE Factsheets

 

SPACE (Supporting Parents and Children Emotionally) have created a series of factsheets, designed to offer some support and strategies in response to COVID-19.

Resources to support with bedtime routines

 

The documents below offer resources, advice and 'top tips' to support bedtime routines.

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