At Sutton Valence Primary School, we are committed to supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils and staff. We believe that as well as supporting children to be the best they can be academically, it is even more important to support children to be the best they can be both socially and personally. We consider wellbeing to be central to positive learning outcomes and a healthy and happy school experience. Therefore, we embed emotional and behavioural wellbeing and positive relationships throughout school life. This is achieved through various experiences and opportunities such as PSHE, assemblies, circle time, worry boxes and our hugely successful wellbeing weeks.
Through this page you will find examples and information about wellbeing in Sutton Valence Primary School as well as some websites and documents you may find useful.
We promote 5 ways to wellbeing:
This term to help the children settle back into school we will be focusing on ‘Take Notice’ and ‘Connect’. Using the Olympic Team GB approach of togetherness each class will create a class ‘flag’ where each individual child will contribute to their class team. Here is a slideshow of each classes team flag. The children have really taken on the idea of being a team and how important it is to work together and support each other.
What Went Well Displays
To welcome the children back after lockdown we have been doing lots of team building and wellbeing activities. Here are some photos of the children enjoying working together and exploring what it takes to be part of a team.
A random act of kindness is a non-premeditated, inconsistent action designed to offer kindness towards the outside world. Please use the blog below to record any acts of kindness that either you have done or you have seen being done. Below are some ideas to get you going.
Below are some pictures of the Kindness displays being created around school to promote and encourage children to complete random acts of kindness to each other. Please click on the images to enlarge them.
After being back at school following lockdown, we completed a whole school art project reflecting on our lockdown experiences. We looked back at our time at home and what it made us feel like.
We have focussed on 6 different emotions (based on the Inside Out characters) and have made a collage of each rainbow colour to represent an emotion that we felt over lockdown:
The children in each class have drawn pictures and written words to express these emotions. This has been a good outlet for them to talk about their experiences.
|5 Ways to wellbeing at home.pdf||Download|
|Adult Wellbeing Ideas.pdf||Download|
|The 30-Day Positivity Challenge (A4).pdf||Download|