Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

office@sutton-valence.kent.sch.uk

Sutton Valence Primary School

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Wellbeing

 

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

 

At the end of each week to promote Wellbeing every class explores “What went well”. There is good research behind it as a valid way to improve wellbeing, to make you feel better about yourself and the world. It’s a form of positive thinking. It is a very specific exercise to recognize and acknowledge three things that went well this week – even if some other things went badly. As part of this we explore what character strengths were involved in these good things such as, curiosity, appreciation, creativity, humour or kindness. 

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.

Random Acts of Kindness

Acts 0f Kindness

Rebecca Parsons (rparsons) on: Random Acts of Kindness

Please write up any random acts of kindness you do yourself or see others doing. Lets make someone's day and spread a smile.

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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.

Lockdown Rainbows

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:

Red- Anger

Orange- Excitement

Yellow- Joy/happiness

Green- disgust

Blue- Sadness

Purple- Fear   

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.

Useful Websites

 
Go noodle - YouTube
Hundreds of brainercise, dancing, strength & mindfulness videos- just for fun

 

Teachappy- YouTube

Mindfulness exercises and challenges


Edinburgh Zoo-live feeding
Click on the link to see animals being fed live

Children’s Newsround 

keeps children up to date with the world around them, creating opportunities to talk about the news

 

Cosmic Yoga- YouTube

Yoga Videos for children aged 3+

Useful Links

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 5 Ways to wellbeing at home.pdfDownload
 Adult Wellbeing Ideas.pdfDownload
 Back-to-school-March-update.pdfDownload
 mindfulness-calendar-daily-5-minute-activities (1).pdfDownload
 The 30-Day Positivity Challenge (A4).pdfDownload
 [573559]Primary_Wellbeing_Parent_Toolkit.pdfDownload
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