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Growth Mindset

Our children's well being is at the forefront of everything we do in school. 

At Flash Ley, we want all our children to grow and flourish regardless of any set backs they may face.

 

In light of COVID-19 and the multiple changes to our daily lives, we've added this section to our class page to gently point you in the direction of some wonderful resources for if you feel your child needs a little well-being boost 

 

Here are some useful links:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/five-ways-to-help-childrens-wellbeing/zfb2d6f

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zxccwmn/resources/1

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/services-for-schools/mental-health-resources-for-schools/coronavirus-wellbeing-activity-ideas-for-schools/

https://en.calameo.com/read/000777721945cfe5bb9cc?authid=Xu9pcOzU3TQx

 

Should you feel you need to speak to a member of staff about your child's well being, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the Year 1 team or one of our wonderful ELSAs (see our ELSA section of the website) - Mrs Linton and Mrs Locke 

 

 

Please also find below some tips on how to support your child's well-being at home:

 

Exercise:

This releases chemicals, in your body, like endorphins and serotonin that help to improve your mood. If you exercise regularly, it can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

  • Cosmic Kids YogaA great website full of videos that make Yoga fun for everyone. You can also find these videos on YouTube.

  • Go NoodleGo Noodle gets children up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. It allows children to wake up their bodies as well as engaging their minds.

  • BBC Super MoversThese are videos that will get your child up and moving, and they are linked to the curriculum. The can also be selected based on which key stage your child is in.

Meditation

This can help children to regulate their emotions, thereby having fewer meltdowns, reduce their impulsivity and improve concentration and focus.

  • New Horizon: Kids MeditationStruggling to get the kids to sleep? Allow these relaxing Sleep Stories, Guided Meditations and purposely-designed Sleep Meditations to get your little ones off to a perfect nights rest (also a free app that can be downloaded).

Mindfulness

Mindfulness colouring is a relaxing and calming activity which can also encourage children to explore their creativity while improving fine motor skills.

Self-esteem

Self-esteem helps children cope with mistakes and build their resilience. It helps them try again, even if they fail at first. As a result, self-esteem will help them do better at school, at home, and with friends. Children with low self-esteem feel unsure of themselves, so improving self-esteem, improves confidence.

Hygiene

Important now more than ever but educating children on good hygiene is the best way to avoid the spread of infection and disorders; teaching the principles of correct hygiene at an early age can help keep individuals healthy in later life, and be taught to future generations.

  • Hygiene ActivitiesGreat list of fun, engaging and exciting hygiene themed activities to do with children, particularly for younger children.

  • Hygiene & Health GamesThis website will give you links to a variety of resources that link to hygiene and health. For example; personal hygiene, staying fit, nutrition, human body.

Nutrition and Diet

Eating a nutritious diet helps you keep a healthy body. It also helps reduce your risk of developing some chronic diseases. New research finds that your food choices may also affect your mood and mental health. This is sometimes called the “food-mood connection.”

  • Food FactsLots of free resources that teach children where food comes from, hot to cooking and about healthy eating. There are also some lovely recipes on here if you are struggling for ideas with meals.

Self-care

Self-care is about the things that we can do to look after our own mental health.

  • Self-care TipsA variety of activates that will help you and your child to manage your wellbeing.

  • Calm ZonePlenty of breathing exercise, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

Gardening

Gardening is educational and develops new skills including: Responsibility – from caring for plants. Understanding – as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants) Self-confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown.

  • Garden ActivitiesFun activities for families to learn together, while encouraging love for nature.

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