At Senacre Wood Primary School, we believe in enriching children's experiences to give them valuable life skills which will help them to succeed later in life.
We had a representative from Kent Fire and Rescue lead workshops to the whole school. The sessions were really interesting and engaging and reminded the children about the key fire safety messages.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported our Harvest Service at St Martin's Church on Tuesday. The children performed really well and showed great confidence in front of a packed church. A massive thank you to Mrs Cripps for coordinating the service.
The children all enjoyed varied activities across the school based around emotional wellbeing, physical health, feelings, emotions and mindfulness.
Some of the children enjoyed learning a song about ‘The Little Spot’ and his mixed up emotions, there were opportunities for relaxation through yoga, and mindfulness through ‘body scanning’ activities creating a calm space for children to think about their own bodies and how relaxing and exercising can make them feel.
Some children took a sunny nature walk around the school grounds concentrating on their breathing, whilst using their senses to take in sights, smells and sounds around them and talking about how it makes them feel.
Others created the perfect ‘recipe’ for their own wellbeing health, adding to the cooking pot things such as family, friends, and favourite toys and activities; recognising the people and things that can help keep their mental health ‘healthy’.
Some of our older children talked about issues that can come from the effects of social media, school pressures and friendships and how these things can make people feel. How they can ask for support, keep themselves safe online and if they are able to recognise trusted adults that they can talk to.
Others joined in team activities relying on each other to complete tasks while discussing the importance of connecting to others to be successful in certain areas of our daily life.
It was a really positive and relaxing experience for all of the children and gave them an opportunity to talk about Mental Health in a productive and informative way.