This area of our curriculum aims to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills.
The lessons taught in school help children to develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries. They build on effective work already in place in our school as we pay systematic attention to the social and emotional aspects of learning through our whole-school ethos.
World Mental Health Day
Every year one adult in four, along with one child in ten, will have a mental health issue. These conditions can profoundly affect literally millions of lives, affecting the capability of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work. Year 4 have been discussing how to build and maintain positive relationships. They have created a kindness tree to remind each other of how being kind and caring towards each other is the most important thing.
The whole school is working on the current theme of ‘New beginnings’ this half term. Have a look at some of the work the children have been doing on getting to know each other and their new classrooms.