The religious character of our school is one of the things we are particularly proud of at Denby. During the school day, the children have opportunities to stop and reflect on their thoughts and feelings. We recognise that this is not always easy, so we want to offer this page where families can come to explore and share reflections.
Children's Mental Health Week 7th-13th February 2022
Sparrow's enjoyed their Wednesday walk - although we got very muddy! We even saw some signs of spring.
The theme of Children's Mental Health Week this year is 'Growing Together'. This is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’.
As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health. This week in school the children will be spending time focusing on their mental health. Could you try any of these activities at home with your children?
Mindful Monday - Maybe try an online breathing/mindful activity.
Talking Tuesday - Over breakfast or dinner start a conversation with your child about how they are feeling.
Walking Wednesday - If there is still enough light when you all get home go outside for a short walk in nature. Talk about how it makes you feel being outdoors.
Throwback Thursday - Use happy childhood sounds, smells and TV shows to hook the children and let a little of a past love of yours be contagious. For example, for me it might be a bit of Abba music and Waterloo and just dance – let them just dance, share an old favourite TV show – Button Moon or Mr Benn for me – they will love it I promise and it will get a conversation going.
Fun Friday - More dancing today. Let the children pick the playlist (within reason), miming to songs or just singing along. Turn up the volume and just let go.
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