On Thursday 18th June, the Duchess of Cambridge lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy during which she shall speak about the importance of mental wellbeing among children. The theme of the assembly is 'spread a little kindness' based on resources available on the Mentally Healthy Schools Platform. The Mentally Healthy Schools Platform can be accessed from the following link
The assembly will be live on the Oak National Academy website from 11 am on Thursday 18th June and can be accessed using the following link.
The NSPCC have provided some guidance on their website. Here is the link, click on the green 'see more' icon underneath the section titled 'Supporting Young People's Mental Health'
Action for Children have produced a really useful booklet full of activities that older children can do by themselves and younger children can do with an adult or older sibling. You will find the link below.
Pupils will remember the visit from Relax Kids during our Sports and Wellbeing week last summer. They learned relaxation and breathing techniques and some yoga and self massage. Search for Relax Kids Derbyshire Bonnie on Facebook and look for the posts made on 20th, 21st and 23rd May which are videos of mindful breath meditation, massage and breathing techniques similar to those the children tried at school.
Check out Yoga for Kids or Children's Yoga on YouTube. There are many different clips to try - choose one that you think your child would enjoy.
Parents of pupils in Reception. Now that Reception pupils have returned to school, Purple Mash activities will not be set daily by the class teacher. However you are welcome to use this site as you wish. We are now providing weekly resources supplied by Derby Diocesan Academy Trust for the Summer Term. Each pack includes ideas for weekly maths, phonics, writing and reading tasks along with a topic based learning project to dip in and out of throughout the week. The packs include hyperlinks to enrichment activities and extended learning from video clips, e books and interactive games.