Please see below for a Powerpoint detailing Maple Tree's Whole School Mental Health Approach shared with staff in Summer 2022 :)
There is also a SEND & Wellbeing Calendar which incorporates a monthly mental health focus for the children across the school - perhaps you can try some of these with your children at home :)
All children across the school use the check-in strip below at register times to let staff know how they are feeling. Children from Reception to Yea6 use the strip below. Our children in preschool use a thumbs-up, down or sideways to show how they are feeling. Staff then check-in with children to find out why they have chosen a number, particularly if it is 4/5. This is proving invaluable as children are now learning from a young age to open up and talk about their feelings, thus leading to more self-resilience when they reach our older age groups.
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Please follow this link for World Mental Health Day (10th October 2022) info and resources:
Please have a look below for mindfulness and mental health activities:
Mindfulness meditation for kids, breathing exercise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk_qU7l-fcU