Mental Well-Being (home learning resources)

The teachers have found some Mental Well being activities to support your learning journey and adventures at home during this time and beyond. We have suggested some different activities for each class but please feel free to try any that you are interested in! As always, we love to see what you have been up to at home so please share with us via Tapestry.

Action for Happiness: Happier January

How can we start this new year happier?

Things have certainly not been easy over the last year, and we are still in difficult and uncertain times. The best way to try to handle our difficult emotions and experiences is by focusing on what we can control. This month, Action for Happiness are encouraging everyone to focus on small steps to try to boost happiness – for ourselves and others around us – to spread kindness and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

While We Can't Hug - Eoin Mclaughlin

Listen to this heart-warming picture book that explores ways we can show we care while keeping our safe distance. You could also talk about feelings to do with all the changes around us, and suggest ways to express love and kindness, in this case in the form of gestures.

The Colour Monster - Anna Llenas

One day, Colour Monster wakes up feeling very confused. His emotions are all over the place; he feels angry, happy, calm, sad and scared all at once! To help him, a little girl shows him what each feeling means through colour.

What is the Colour Monster feeling? And can you help him feel a little less mixed up?

Ruby's Worry - Tom Percival

Meet Ruby. She is a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry.  It’s not a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . And a little bigger . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about.
But when Ruby makes friends with a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there’s a great way to get rid of them too . . .

Well-being activities

NEW: Premier League Primary Stars

Premier League Stars have set Well-Being challenges to stay safe and healthy at home with some help from some familiar famous friends. 

This week’s challenge is all about caring for others, which is a great way to help everyone to feel positive and improve our mental wellbeing.
 
We want you to think of ways you can support others through acts of kindness. Using their free My Acts of Kindness template, they’d like you to draw pictures showing how you intend to spread kindness throughout the week. Be as creative as possible and don’t forget to do all the things you’ve planned!
 
To help you with this challenge and focus on positive mental health, check out Dr Alex George’s top tips for health and mental wellbeing.
 

It is so important to make sure we take care of ourselves during these challenging times, from eating healthily to finding ways to feel more positive. To get your children thinking about their everyday routines, radio and TV presenter Roman Kemp is here to set this week’s challenge:

Roman Kemp Daily Routine Challenge

As part of the My Daily Routine challenge, we want pupils to write their own daily schedule using our challenge template worksheet.

Well-Being Toolkit

A selection of simple activities to promote positive Mental Well-Being at home.
Click here to download your copies: Well-Being Toolkit

NEW: Collective Worship

A very special St Mary’s friend has put together a selection of Collective Worships to share during Lockdown. The stories are some of our favourites from the Bible and are all told in creative ways. Huge thank you to Paul Rusby for supporting us with this project!

This week we go on a trip to the beach and think about what we can learn from the story of the boy who finds all the starfish on the beach.

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Premier League Primary Stars have set a new Mental Well-Being challenge this week based on 'daily routines'. Follow the link below to find more information, challenges and a video from Roman Kemp introducing this week's theme 🤠 www.berwickstmarysschool.co.uk/mental-well-being/ ... See MoreSee Less
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