Some photos from Hello Yellow Day!
Let's talk about the emotion...
This term we are focusing on the emotion of happiness!
What makes you feel happy?
Who makes you feel happy?
Do you have a place that makes you feel happy?
Learn the definition of the word HAPPY below and other words that mean the same! :)
Aayan and Samirah from Year 3 shared what they are grateful for!
Celebrating Children's Mental Health Week 2021
This week our children at school have taken part in Mindfulness activities.
Here is a great photo of the KS2 bubble taking on ' Mindfulness Yoga! The Ks1 children really enjoyed the 'Wellness Warrior - The Power of Yet' videos to kick start their mornings!
Here is a collection of some fantastic Gruffalos! We hope to get all of your wonderful Gruffalos displayed in school to remind of us of this creative whole school Art Project! Thank you for getting involved and making this a huge success!
Some more excellent artwork!
Yusuf explains his colour choices for his Gruffalo!
Not forgetting our wondeful Gruffalos sent in by parents!
On Friday we took part in Place2Be's 'Dress To Express Day' - It was wonderful to see everyone dressed in bright colours and in outfits they felt best represented them as a person!
Interview with Aoife - Year 2 teacher
Nazimah (Year 6 School Councillor) interviews Emily the Emotional Wellbeing Leader (Me) :)
Interview with Shyma - Trainee Teacher.
Year 5/6 All About Me Posters! Here is a selection below:
Let's celebrate uniqueness and individuality this Children's Mental Health Week!
SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK:
A whole 28 days of ELSA activities!
If you are feeling a little bored at home why not give some of these AMAZING ELSA activities a try! I will attach the link and each day you could come and have a go at the activity which is based around the theme EXPRESS YOURSELF! All you need is a pencil, some paper and your imagination! Reflect how you feel when you do each activity - it may help to put you in the green zone!
Below I have chosen a beautiful quote to show you from The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.
It says: ''This storm is long.''
''It will pass.''
''Yes'' said the horse.
''So hold on''.
Keep holding on everyone! You are more resilient than you know and if you are struggling make sure you reach out to either, your parents, me, your teacher or someone that you trust!
These times will pass and we will be able to reunite again when times are safer.
''Now, as always, we are all in this together, and we can only get through it together'' -This Is Beyond.
You proved you could do 'remote learning' once before and I am certain that you can do it again!
On the ELSA blog I will try to leave you some things to do in your day to look after your emotional wellbeing.
You have Google Classrooms to chat to us if you need us for anything.
The Purple Mash ELSA blog is also back in action so please reach out to me or your teachers if you have any questions.
14 Isolation Diary
Parents, are you looking for half-term ideas for things to do?
Help children to #Thrive by taking a look at these resources to help the whole family feel good about life. They are simple and straight forward resources to support mental well-being for the whole family.
Dear Year 6,
Your legacy will always live on at VPS.
You gave the school such an energy and your laughter was so infectious. There have been many times you have made me laugh but spending time with Group 2 the last few weeks has been an absolute blast!
All the staff have really enjoyed getting to know you throughout your time at Virginia and each one of you bring something so special to this world.
Please remember all of the conversations we've had in 'The Space' or in class about being assertive and standing up for what is right and supporting others to do the same.
Follow your dreams & reach for the stars Year 6,
We'll really miss you - you are always welcome to come back and visit us!
Best of luck for secondary- show them what a VPS child is made of!
All of my love.
A worry jar can be incredibly helpful for you to dump/write down your worries. You might find that just writing them down gives them that outlet to forget your worry or it is a way of dealing with it.
If you wish to show your parents they may help with that particular worry. If not try to think of a they plan/strategy for dealing with that worry.
A to Z of Wellbeing after lockdown
Why not have a go at this wonderful A to Z worksheet and try to think about all the things you will need to ensure your wellbeing is looked after throughout the holidays and when we return to school
Good morning all,
How are you? Did you have a nice weekend?
I hope you had some time for some self care.
I took some time out this weekend to write down everything I have achieved this school year and the positive things that has happened.
I know it's been a really strange time the last few months but actually, writing things down helped me to see all the great times we've all had before lockdown, and the positives during it.
It was nice to reflect on all the good times and small achievements I have made.
Why don't you try this too? On a piece of paper write down everything you have achieved. What positive changes have you made? Have you progressed in your learning? Have you developed a better mindset?
Good morning everyone,
I hope you are ok and enjoying the sunshine! I am working outside in my garden this morning.
Here is a photo of me and some of the children at school yesterday! It was very hot but we completed all the learning on the blogs! We got a little bit silly when we realised how we could take photos on the chromebook! :)
Today I want to leave you with a Self Esteem acitvity.
Some people think self esteem is feeling good about yourself. But self esteem is more than that.
'Self esteem is something that must come from inside your own heart. Self esteem doesn't come from someone giving you a trophy or telling you you're great. Self esteem is about believing in your heart that you are able to make choices you are proud of, and that even when you make a mistake, you are still worth loving.'
When you don't have strong self-esteem, you could say you have low esteem, or low self-esteem.
Happy Monday everyone,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and spent some of the time resting too!
My little sister has started her own baking business so I got to try out some of her treats!
I am really proud of her because she was meant to take her GCSE's this year but because of Covid19 she wasn't able to. She's had to have a positive mindset and she used this time to get better at baking - so is now so good - she's selling her treats :)
They were SO yummy - the one to the right was a chocolate Oreo Brownie and the one below is a a Custard Cream Blondie!
Have you developed a new skill? I would love to know what this new skill may be?
Today I have recorded a video of different ways you can manage the feeling of 'worry'.
I have also left you with two activities to complete if you wish :)
Have a nice day!
Be safe, Be kind, BE YOU!
I hope you are all well and have been enjoying your home learning :)
Today I have a video and a task you may like to try! First watch the video to help you understand what it means to have 'a bucket full of happiness'
Did you know that we all have an invisible bucket and we should try to fill each other's bucket every day with acts of love and kindness.
When you fill someone else's bucket you fill your own bucket too - making someone feel happy can make you feel happy too.
Other people can fill your bucket by giving you compliments or being nice to you - giving you a warm hug, making you laugh, or doing something kind for you.
I have attached a bucket full of happiness worksheet for you to either print off or copy onto a page.
You can fill your bucket up with lots of things that make you feel happy - you can add to it daily/weekly :)
Have a wondeful weekend :)
Be safe- Be Kind - Be YOU!
I hope you all have had a good start to your week! Today I returned to work after a long time.
It was lovely to see lots of familiar faces and other teachers and TA's.
It made me so hopeful that things WILL get better and slowly but surely, we will all be together again one day having lots of fun and learning new exciting things.
I hope my previous post was helpful to some of you- remember we are always here to listen to your worries.
So today your activity it to:
Learn more about your own family and celebrate different types of families.
This activity is inspired by Stonewall and I found this activity on https://dreambigathome.uk/
Upload your work to Purple Mash - I would love to see it! :)
Be safe, Be kind , Be YOU!
Draw your family.
Start with the people you live with, then add other members of your extended family if you have them. Family doesn’t have to be people you are related to by birth – who feels like family to you?
Think about some other families.
Draw a family tree for someone whose family is quite different to yours.
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