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Dr Alex George's five top tips for good mental health and wellbeing

Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr. Alex George gives his five top tops for good mental health and wellbeing, ahead of the February half term holiday.

Children's Mental Health Festival 2021 - Our 'Inside Out Day' Looks πŸ“Έ

To celebrate Inside Out Day, we had a fantastic Zoom session with Dr Martha!

 

We talked about our feelings and got some amazing tips on how to feel calm, relaxed and happy!

 

We also learned that all feelings are ok and how to identify them. Dr Martha was amazed at how well the children, their adults and Teachers joined in! 

 

After the Zoom, Gabrielius said, "I really enjoyed listening to the Zoom'. Sienna said 'I had so much fun talking about my feelings. Amelia added, 'I loved playing with the Play-Doh'. 

 

Thank you Dr Martha for donating your time, we really enjoyed it. I have added a link to Dr Martha's website below. 

 

It was lovely to be together as a whole School again, albeit virtually!

 

Wherever we are learning, we are united as the Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery community! 🌈

 

 

Inside Out Day 2021

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We took part in Inside Out Day, from home and from School! Watch the video and see what we were learning about why we celebrated it.

Hello πŸ‘‹

This week is all about looking after our mental health 🧠! For both children and grown up's πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘¦‍πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘¦

Mental Health Awareness Week is beginning on 1st February 2021 and at Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery, 🌈 we want to celebrate πŸŽ‰!

Teachers πŸ‘©‍🏫 will be adding lots of learning activities around this, next week. Mrs Jonker has shared with us some great resources and websites.

At the moment, times are toughπŸ˜”. We can't be together as we usually would. We are all missing family members, friends and our usual routines. There is a lot of extra pressure when working from home,πŸ‘¨πŸ½‍πŸ’» for both adults and kids alike.

How someone looks on the outside doesn’t necessarily reflect how they are truly feeling on the inside, so it is important to always be kind and think of others.β˜€οΈ

We recognise this and want us all to come together as a community, to support one another. There is strength and power in numbersπŸ’ͺ.

On Wednesday, staff, children and their parents/carers can join us in a special challenge to raise awareness. Turn an item of clothing inside out πŸ‘• and share, to get important conversations started. No one should be embarrassed πŸ™ˆ about how they feel.

Let's get talkingπŸ—£!

Show off your inside out looks by sending in a photo πŸ“Έ or video on Wednesday 3/2! Your child may even be featured on our School Website πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍πŸ’»!

Please make sure you email any photos to:

alanna.stevens@limesfarm-inf.essex.sch.uk

Finally, we want to encourage you and your children to take some time away from the screen and ease the working from home pressure. πŸ“±πŸ•Š

Each week, your Class Teacher will be offering Screen Free learning activities. More information will be provided by your child's class teacher, on your Class Story.

Thank you 😊 for taking the time to read this message and please keep safe and well. If you want some more information, help or links to more support, have a look here:

https://www.insideoutday.org.uk


 

Be yourself!

A Pixar Short with a great message about being yourself and loving yourself no matter what you look like!

Wellbeing Award for Schools Verification Report

Wellbeing Award Verification 

 

We are delighted to inform you that we have achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools which was verified by Optimus Education. We have been working on this award since 2019! As a whole school we have all worked extremely hard to raise the profile of Mental Health and Wellbeing across the School, not only for the Children but for the Parents and Staff. 

 

The feedback we received was extremely positive and I have attached it below for you to read!

 

We are extremely proud to be recognised for this Award!

 

 

December Kindness Calendar

At Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is fundamental and that we all have a role to play.  

 

 At our school we:

 

  • help children to understand their emotions and feelings better                             
  • help children feel comfortable sharing any concerns or worries
  • help children socially to form and maintain relationships
  • promote self esteem and ensure children know that they count
  • encourage children to be confident and celebrate their differences
  • help children to develop emotional resilience and to manage setbacks 

 

We offer different levels of support:

Universal Support- To meet the needs of all our pupils  through our overall ethos and our wider curriculum. For instance developing Growth Mindset and resilience for all.

Additional support- For those who may have short term needs and those who may have been made vulnerable by life experiences.  

Targeted support-  For pupils who need more differentiated support and resources or specific targeted interventions such as wellbeing groups or personal mentors.

 

PSHE Curriculum

 

At Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery, we believe that PSHE is important to help our pupils grow and develop into caring, confident, healthy, independent, responsible, successful and sociable individuals.

 

We are a welcoming school and value working with parents and carers. Our environment is safe and we aim to provide a  broad and creative curriculum to inspire our pupils to express themselves and be the best they can possibly be. We encourage a growth mindset, Philosophy for Children opportunities, awe and wonder opportunities, an awareness of right and wrong and we celebrate differences and achievements.

 

We have celebration assemblies, PSHE class assemblies, daily wellbeing and mindfulness activities and Wellbeing Wednesday whole school assembly.

 

We nurture emotional and mental health and are working towards achieving the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS) in partnership with the National Children's Bureau (NCB).

 

We value inclusion and believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and with respect. Our new scheme of work Jigsaw incorporates the new SRE standards.

At our school we seek to inspire in children the joy in accepting who they are as a whole, a love of learning and the strive to make a positive contribution to their community.

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