CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK!

Good morning everyone,

I hope that you have found the resources shared this week helpful. Tomorrow, the children will all be completing some tasks within the classroom. Look out for any posts about this from the teachers!

I am going to leave this final resource in the hope that it helps! Positive affirmations are a fantastic tool to support children with a variety of emotions. They help children think positively which can support a change in mindset.

Positive Affirmations

Take care,

Mrs Ollerenshaw

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK!

Good morning everyone,

Today, I am going to share some fantastic techniques to support children when needed. The first is a breathing technique and helps children focus to support feeling calm.

Star Breathing

Another technique I would suggest is the 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 grounding method. This is great for helping children stop and focus on what is around them. This is really useful if children feel overwhelmed and can support helping them to stay calm.

5 4 3 2 1 – Grounding Mindfulness technique

I hope that you find these useful!

Mrs Ollerenshaw

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK!

Good morning everyone,

Following on from my post yesterday, I thought I would share a fantastic resource produced by Place2be. This year is the 10th year of Children’s mental health week by Place2be. Below you will find some top tips for families as well as some great conversation starters.

CMHW – Top Tips for Families

Take care,

Mrs Ollerenshaw

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK!

This week is the official Place2Be Children’s Mental Health Week!

Children’s mental health week is a mental health awareness week that empowers, equips and gives a voice to all children! At NJS, we will be supporting children’s mental health week and completing a variety of tasks throughout the school week. This year the theme is…

Keep an eye out for what we get up to this week! I will also be sharing a variety of resources each day to support with any conversations you may have at home.

Take care,

Mrs Ollerenshaw

Music Lessons by Telford and Wrekin

Some children in year 4 have asked about potential music lessons. Below, you will find the link to the Telford and Wrekin website where all the details are. You are able to apply for lessons online.

https://www.telfordandwrekinmusic.co.uk/parents/
We currently have children taking Violin, Guitar and Brass lessons at NJS. Alongside this, we also have Rocksteady.

If you have any questions, please contact myself or the office.

Many thanks,

Mrs Ollerenshaw

Inspirational Person – Year 4!

Good morning year 4!

In this message, we are asking for your help… as you know NJS will be completing a ‘Wax Work Museum’ on Thursday 8th February. More details for this will follow soon!

For this, children are asked to come dressed as someone who is inspirational to them! We will be completing some work in our English which will build up to a biography. The biography will be available to see during the wax work museum, which will be displayed next to your child as as display/poster/oversized presentation (see below).

We are asking if you could have some conversations at home regarding who your child would possibly choose. This will help the children feel more prepared when we ask them to choose a person. We are looking forward to helping the children create a biography for the event in the 8th of February!

We hope you enjoy having a conversation about who they may possibly choose and we look forward to sharing our inspirational people with you in February!

Many thanks,

The Year 4 Team!

If you need any inspiration… 

1. Have a look on google – lots of information about many inspirational people can be found.

2. The Little People, Big Dreams books are amazing! We will have a range available for the children to look at during English lessons.

 

 

Music in 4OP!

This morning, we went into the hall to use the musical instruments to create a soundscape. We’ve looked at many elements to music including the orchestra and instruments we may see in one. The challenge we had was to create a soundscape inspired by a piece of art.

What an amazing job all of the groups did! The team work and listening was exceptional and I was very proud of them all for being so creative.

Well done 4OP!