As a response to the difficulties we know many of our families are experiencing during the National Lockdown, from the week beginning 8th February, we’ll be introducing ‘Wellness Wednesdays’. This will be a mid-week opportunity to spend some time away from a screen, re-charge the positivity and enjoy some happy time as a family. The focus will be to promote positive wellbeing during this difficult time, for both our children and their families.
Each Wednesday, we’ll provide a Wellness Wednesday sway instead of the usual English, Maths and Other Learning. Core basic skills will continue on Wellness Wednesdays i.e. phonics, CLIC and handwriting but the remainder of the sway will be focused on health and wellbeing, and will include the following:
- An activity to get children’s bodies moving
- A task to inspire children’s creativity and personal expression
- A Family Time Task
The weekly Family Time Task will be a choice for families to make, and can be different every week or something that’s done again and again because it’s a family favourite i.e. baking, playing a board game, doing a jigsaw, getting into the garden etc. This should be time spent together creating happy memories and having fun! Below, is an overview of ideas to choose from but of course, families can add their own too!
Any remote group or one to one sessions on Wednesdays will be entirely focused upon children's social, emotional and mental health development. The daily Meet and Greet will also be focused on the wellbeing theme of the day.