This week’s whole school theme is Wellbeing. We’d love to know what makes our pupils happy and relaxed at home, do you have any pictures or videos of what calms you or distracts you and puts a smile on your face? Do you love trampolining? Baking? Dancing? Art? Lego? Football?
Our staff have
shared some of the activities they use in class for relaxation and some ideas
you can try at home. Our teachers have sent some ideas in their weekly work
packs and here are some more. Have a look….
Make a Worry Bottle. Fill a bottle or
jar with water, or baby oil, or a mixture of water and oil, hair gel, water and
glycerin for good suspension, food colouring mixed in with whatever liquid you
have and add in some glitter or beads or gems or a toy you like. You can even
put metal items in and explore with a magnet once sealed. Shut firmly, or even
better, glue to seal. Worry bottles can be very relaxing to observe.
Take some time to create your own Happy Sensory Box: Design
your own box (any box, shoe box works) with paint, stickers, sequins etc. Then
fill things that bring you happiness/ relaxation from each of the senses if
Smell – cloth sprayed with someone special’s perfume or just your
Taste – can be another smell but of a food or pictures of favourite
Sight – photos or drawings of you, your families, friends, pets or
messages from loved ones, etc
Touch – the feel of a texture you enjoy, this might even just be a
soft toy or a piece of fabric or a fidget toy
Hearing – something that makes a noise you like or a CD or story
you like to listen to
Add to your box as time goes on and you can use it as a tool you
can use anytime you need a bit of chill time or cheering up!
I can’t wait to see and share with you all the amazing things you
do to keep positive!
To complement our theme let’s start a ‘Comedian Kids Corner’
on our Facebook page, send all your jokes in to firstname.lastname@example.org! Laughter
is the best medicine so give us a giggle!
rabbit’s favourite music?
Finally, let’s all have a whole school sing along
together/kind of together! Have a listen to the songs linked below from the
extremely popular and timely Toy Story. Send in a video recording of you
singing along to the music to either or both songs (dress up outfits, props,
toys, actions, instruments and silliness all highly welcome and encouraged!!)
Email your video to us at email@example.com by Friday at 6pm and I
will put a video of all your contributions edited together for early next week