Children's Mental Health Week@St John's (6th-12th February 2023)
This week is 'Children's Mental Health Week'.
We will be using this opportunity to talk to the children about good mental health and what we can do to help our own well-being.
On Friday we would like all of the children and staff to 'Wear their scarf to school' linked to our SCARF life skills curriculum:
- SAFETY - some scarves will be warm and comforting, helping to keep someone snug and safe in very cold weather!
- CARING - some scarves might have been a present from a special person; they'll help make someone feel cared for. Wearing a scarf as part of religious faith can also help someone to feel cared for.
- ACHIEVEMENT - some scarves might be part of a club, perhaps a sports team. These are waved when a club achieves (e.g. when a football team scores a goal!) They also show when someone belongs to something.
- RESILIENCE - a football team's scarf can also help someone to remember that they can still support a team even if it's not doing well; they can show resilience when bouncing back from defeat or disappointment.
- FRIENDSHIP - maybe some scarves were a gift from a friend and this makes them extra special.
Your child will take part in an assembly, some class based activities and Key Stage Two classes will take part in a 'Well-being' workshop.
If you would like to take part in some activities at home there are some great ideas at this website:
Click on the link for top tips for parents & carers about children's mental health:
Children's Mental Health Week-Top Tips for Parents & Carers
As a school, we take Safeguarding and Online Safety concerns from parents/carers very seriously and have a clear policy that we follow to protect children.
Please read the information below to see what we do in school and the policies we follow to keep the children safe.
Lancashire Safeguarding Partnership Schools Newsletter-January 2023:
Please click on the link:
Lancashire Safeguarding Partnership Schools Newsletter
Should you have any concerns about what you child is accessing online, how to monitor their devices or have any general questions about online safety, please contact Miss Johnston in school, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org