Mental Health and Well-Being
We have been thinking about our well-being. We discussed the things we needed to feel safe and happy then illustrated them to share in our writing area. We decided that food, shelter and clothes make us feel physically well looked after and that friends and family give us high self-esteem and make us feel happy.
Year 1 have been celebrating what makes us all unique and special. We discussed what is the same about us and what is different and how wonderful it is to be unique! We played people bingo to find out more about our classmates.
For Mental Health Week we thought carefully about all the things that we think about, care about and worry about on a day to day basis, in our 'what's in my head' activity.
Year 4 created posters to highlight mental health. We discussed how we see ourselves and how people can hide their mental health issues behind a smile. There are two sides/faces of mental health - the surface and the hidden issues. We discussed what this may feel like, the emotions we may encounter and the British and Gospel values that can be lost as we experience a variety of issues. Once we had discussed this, we came up with a poster idea as a class. Here are our very imaginative and creative posters that are now on display in the classroom with our safeguarding information.
During mental health and well-being week 2018, Year 6 looked at the theme of ‘Being Ourselves’. We discussed celebrating everyone no matter what differences we might have. We are all unique and it is important to embrace ’being ourselves’. It is not only important to recognise our own differences, but also the differences of others which can help to encourage everyone to be who they are. Having the company of others can have a positive effect on your well-being (how you feel inside).
We are all different and it is these differences which make us who we are.
Oscar Wilde, who lived in the 1800s and wrote plays and poems, famously said:
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
We completed a difficult task where we had to think of at least 3 qualities we liked in ourselves. It was difficult distinguishing between qualities and talents. We then chose one of our friends and thought about qualities we like or admire in them (this part was much easier)!