Our new display boards in the Community Room have been populated with the work of our hardworking pupils.
Equality and Diversity Evidence
We all know how important mental health and wellbeing are, so a big thank you to the NEU Help a Child to Learn Foundation, and to Thompson and Morgan for their support. Their donations have enabled us to give a Wellbeing Bag, complete with a range of resources to support wellbeing, to all of our pupils.
There’s something for everyone inside. Welcome back!
Ant and Dec hosted a virtual assembly today on behalf of the NSPCC.
It addresses some of the worries or concerns pupils may have about returning to school. It’s well worth a watch!
For more mental health and emotional wellbeing resources, please go to the
Personal Development tab on our home page.
The following website links have useful tips and strategies for relaxation, resilience, promoting positive self-esteem, Anti-bullying/Self-care toolkits, and signposts to organisations for further support if required.
Coping Calendar – Great for the whole family!
The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is ‘Express Yourself’.
We have been writing poems, making Lego models, and drawing pictures to express our individuality through our creativity.
Some of our pupils have entered their fantastic work into a competition run by South Tyneside Healthy Minds Team. Good luck everyone!
We have seen lots of fabulous examples of Health, Wellbeing and Relationships work across school, from our pupils engaged in remote learning and those pupils in school.
Some pupils in KS1 have been practising mindfulness by joining in with online story yoga, and also learning about what makes them special. Others have been learning about money, and having an awareness of saving money for something they need or would like.
In KS2, some classes have been thinking about what makes them happy, and their thoughts on this are all very unique. Researching issues facing cocoa farmers in Ghana and how organisations like Fairtrade are trying to improve working conditions and environment, has produced some interesting debate from some classes. Other pupils have created very informative posters based upon their awareness of basic first aid to do with nose bleeds.
Our Year 6 pupils have been looking at careers and potential jobs for the future, discussing things that might lead them to choose a certain job or career.
Year 4 have been spreading positivity and good news in their Google Meets on a Friday afternoon.
Friday 15th’s ‘Feelgood Friday’ gave our pupils the opportunity to share wonderful posters they had made on the theme of Good News, Resilience, Feeling Grateful, or something that made them feel happy. This was followed by our weekly Harton postcard awards, recognising pupil’s amazing endeavours and positive attributes.
For Friday 22nd ‘Feelgood Friday’, pupils took part in an online vote to register which activity they would like to participate in during our Google Meet – a little bit of fun to end the week.
For next week’s Meet, maybe our pupils could choose the categories for the vote!
This year has been a challenging one to say the least, so our pupils have written some very considerate and compassionate Christmas messages to wish everyone a brighter future.