This week, as a school, we have been taking part in this year's Mental Health Week. Each day, there have been different activities set on SeeSaw based around the theme of 'Express Yourself'. On Monday, we started Mental Health Week by expressing ourselves through what we wore and how we dressed. We loved seeing photos on SeeSaw of you dressed in your favourite outfits and clothes that make happy and unique. On Monday, KS2 were also able to watch the Mental Health Week virtual assembly shared by the National Oak Academy and BAFTA awards. There were lots of famous people discussing how we can express ourselves and why it is important to do this.
Throughout the week, the children then took part in different activities to help them to express themselves. We started by creating squiggles and then turned these squiggles into something amazing using our imagination. We were really impressed by the fantastic drawings that we created from a simple squiggle. We also drew outlines of our bodies and considered how we could express how each part of our bod was feeling. We considered how our fingers felt, how our tummy's felt and how our heads felt. We also created our own unique fingerprints. The children drew and wrote about what makes them unique and special. We loved seeing how you expressed yourself in your fingerprints.
On Friday, we had a day away from the screen to focus on our Mental Wellbeing. The children were given a list of activities they could complete at home away from the computer screens. Dressing up of the toilet seat and piles of teddies seemed to prove very popular – I hope the children tidied up afterwards for you all! Many of you also made your own floating boats, origami animals and science rockets! The children also had the opportunity to watch the live streaming of the animals being fed at Chester Zoo.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's Mental Health Week. We hope that you enjoyed the activities that have been set this week and have spent some time considering how you can express yourself.