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:
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:
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.
This can help children to regulate their emotions, thereby having fewer meltdowns, reduce their impulsivity and improve concentration and focus.
Mindfulness colouring is a relaxing and calming activity which can also encourage children to explore their creativity while improving fine motor skills.
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.
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.
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.”
Self-care is about the things that we can do to look after our own mental health.
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.