Let’s Connect is about making meaningful connections. People thrive in communities, and this connection is vital for our wellbeing. When we have healthy connections – to family, friends and others – this can support our mental health and our sense of wellbeing.
For Children’s Mental Health Week 2023, we’re encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways. In school the Wellbeing Champions have come up with a few ways to enjoy connecting with others and will share their activities at playtimes throughout the week. In class the teachers will also be doing some exciting activities around how we connect with others, please ask your children about this at home. You too can explore your family and friend connections and how this supports you and your family's wellbeing.
The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying week is
Bullying affects millions of lives and can leave us feeling hopeless. But it doesn’t have to be this way. If we challenge it, we can change it. And it starts by REACHING OUT!.
The week will kick off with Odd Socks Day on Monday 14th November, where adults and children wear odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique. Keep an eye on out social media for the pictures.
This week is Children’s Mental Health Week (7-13 February 2022). This year's theme is...
We’re encouraging children (and adults) to consider how they have grown and how they can help others to grow. Keep checking the children's class page to see what they have done this week.
Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word
Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated In England by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place from 15 to 19 November 2021 and it has the theme One Kind Word. The week will begin with Odd Socks Day supported by CBBC and CBeebies star Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks.
Keep checking in to your children year group page to see how we will be highlighting Anti Bullying.
‘Express yourself’ is about finding creative ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through things like art, writing, music, dance, making masks, junk modelling and doing things that make you feel good.
Your class teachers will be discussing this with you more and looking at lots of fun things we do that make us feel happy.
What's your favourite thing to do?
Sports, drawing, dancing, music, cooking, art, lego... the list goes on and on.
Remember, helping others also makes us feel good too. Helping around the house or helping to cook dinner or wash up, whatever it is you choose to do to show gratitude helps others feel good too.
Your teachers will be discussing Children's Mental Health Week with you each day and looking at ways you can
Below are some other ways you can make sure you are taking care of your own wellbeing.
To support mental wellbeing and provide children with a different challenge to enjoy during the new national lockdown. These ideas can be posted on a school website or on any home learning platform to give children another option to engage with remote learning. Click on the document below for some fun activities... ENJOY!
During these times of Covid 19 we have decided this year to have play leaders from year 1 to year 6 to ensure there are 2 children from each class within this role. The children applied for the roles of play leader by completing an application form, they then attended an interview which was new experience for most! Our Play Leaders make a fantastic contribution at playtimes and lunchtimes.
Our KS1 Play Leaders
Our Lower KS2 Play Leaders
Our Upper KS2 Play Leaders
We are incredibly lucky to have such caring, committed and considerate children at Brookfields Primary School.
Play Leaders are a group caring children who have been trained to organise activities for other children on the playground. They encourage children to join in games and to extend their friendship circles.
· To be a great role model
· Be Kind
· Be able to help other children
· Respect equipment
· Be honest, reliable and trustworthy
· To be a good team member
· To improve behaviour on the playground.
· To provide a safe area for children to practice their social skills and form friendships.
Anti-Bullying Week 2020
This years Anti-Bullying theme is United Against Bullying ... Don't forget to wear your odd socks
We are all different, but we are all capable of friendship, sharing and respect... If we respect others, then they will respect us in return. That’s how friendship and how sharing works... We are all different, but we are all together in one school community... Think to yourself now about how you will show respect for others today...
I hope you are all well and enjoying your learning from home. These are very strange times and our days are not the same without you, we’re missing you all so much! Now, don’t forget to check your year group page for updates from your teachers and try your best to complete the set tasks – show them how amazing you are!!
It is important that you also spend some time taking care of yourselves – eat well, exercise daily and speak to the people you live with if you have any concerns or worries, remember its good to share. So, when you’ve completed your daily tasks, what are you doing with your time?
Below are some activities that you might enjoy…
Siemens has a series of DIY videos designed to encourage families to conduct at-home science experiments using common items found in kitchen cupboards. Create lava lamps using oil and food colouring; build towers made of spaghetti; make Coke cans implode and more. Each video guides viewers through the experiment before revealing the science behind why it works. Siemens has also produced a collection of interactive games aimed at getting children into engineering, from designing a rollercoaster, to discovering which energy is used to effectively power a farm, and programming a self-driving car. Please ensure you do these with an adult or have adult supervision.