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The last week of this half term is Feeling Good Week (Feb 8-12). This year’s theme is Express Yourself. To give everyone a chance to focus on improving their wellbeing, we are having a rest from the traditional curriculum and focusing on activities designed to make us feel better.

Why are we celebrating Feeling Good week? You might be aware that this week is national Children’s Mental Health Week (Feb 1-7) . We usually celebrate this in the last week of this half term and it feels even more important to continue the tradition this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEBURwEL9HM

We recognise that this half-term has been an immensely difficult time for our children, families and staff. So we thought it was a good idea that we get everyone thinking less about ‘classwork’, ‘uploading and ‘handing-in’ but more about singing, creating and relaxing.

What will remote learning look like during Feeling Good Week?

For children learning from home there will be an activity grid posted on the Google Classroom/Tapestry on Monday 8th with a wide range of activities for children to engage in with. Some activities the children can do on their own but some are designed to be with others in the family. The children are welcome to engage with as many or as few activities as they wish- or you can manage. We think it is a good idea to keep practising phonics, reading and maths fluency so there will be short daily activities for these areas. As Tuesday 9th is Internet Safety Day, there will also be a few tasks that need to be completed on that day. I’m sure you will agree that online safety is one of the biggest influences on children’s wellbeing!

What about the children attending school?

The children of critical workers who are attending school will also be engaging in similar activities with their teachers in school. The children can share their experiences on the weekly Google Meet.

Tell me more about Feeling Good Week!

The theme this year is to ‘express yourself’ in ways which make you feel good! Self-expression is about communicating your individuality. This can be through words, clothing and  hairstyle, or through art forms such as writing, drawing, music and dance. Self-expression can help you to showcase your true self – your story, your thoughts, feelings and emotions. The importance of this week is to FEEL GOOD! To organise our activities we are going to use the Five Ways to Wellbeing framework. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are simple and proven actions that can help us to find balance, build resilience and boost mental health and wellbeing.

https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/

Thanks for your support and we hope you manage a slightly less pressured and enjoyable week together expressing yourselves!