Health and Well-being
At Smawthorne Henry Moore, we take our duty to safeguard pupils very seriously. This includes teaching all our children about health and well-being, informing them of ways in which they can look after themselves and keep their mind and body healthy. This includes regular assemblies, workshops and visiting speakers from Future in Mind and NSPCC.
We are proud to announce that we are a myHappymind school!
This means that as a school we consider the mental health and wellbeing of our children as one of our top priorities. We have created a whole school culture that helps build our children's resilience, confidence and self esteem as well as teaching them how to self regulate in those stressful times.
We are working towards the myHappymind Accreditation badge and our staff, children, governors and parents have put in to bring the lessons of myHappymind to life all around our school!
To learn more about the myHappymind for Schools programme visit their website here - https://myhappymind.org/
myHappymind Content Overview
There are 5 Modules which will take place throughout the year:
Celebrate - children build self-esteem by learning all about their character strengths.
Appreciate - children are supported to develop an attitude of gratitude which has a proven, positive impact on mental wellbeing.
Relate - children learn to improve their listening skills so that they are better able to communicate and understand each other.
Engage - children will build resilience through setting and achieving goals.
Access the parent app to find out more!
An introduction to myHappymind
Team HAP (Your brain)
Your Hippocampus helps to store memories.
Your Amydgala keeps you safe from danger.
Your Prefrontal Cortex can help you with your logic and decision-making.
Early Years Progression Map
Year 1 to 6 Progression Map
Mental Health - Additional approaches
We love to link books to different subjects and this was the perfect book for us to mark World Mental Health day. We shared the story and the children offered suggestions and solutions to the main character, Ruby, who has a worry that grew bigger and bigger and bigger…
Mental Health Toolkit
In school, we want all children to:
and feel confident.
Children were introduced to all these aims during a whole school assembly and they are referred to throughout the year. As a helpful reminder, there is a large display featuring each aim in a central location for all children, staff and parents to see.
Please click on the following links to explore some fantastic websites that will support you in further supporting your child's mental health and well-being:
Encouraging our children to adopt a healthy lifestyle is of paramount importance at Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary School. We are committed to encouraging and developing positive attitudes towards the health and well-being of our pupils and staff through an organised and engaging curriculum. Liaising closely with our school meals providers, we ensure that well-balanced, varied and nutritious meal options are available every lunchtime. Children are encouraged to bring bottled water into the classroom to rehydrate during the day.
As part of the government initiative, parents can pre-order milk on a termly basis for their children to enjoy at break time. Children up to Key Stage 2 are also offered fresh fruit or vegetable snacks each break. Whenever possible, this is extended to allow the older children to share.
The playground has been developed, providing our children with climbing wall facilities; a running track; several basketball nets and target marks. The Sport funding premium has enabled a range of specialist sporting provision to enrich the curriculum, encouraging participation in a range of activities, both during and beyond the school day. The children are now undertaking rugby skills with Featherstone Rovers, learning the art of fencing and archery with a team of professionals and accessing a range of disability sport provision within school.
It is our aim to make every day a ‘Healthy School Day’, with a focus on healthy eating and physical activities. Playtime monitors organise and oversee a variety of playground games using a range of PE equipment during break time.
In addition, every Tuesday and Thursday all Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils are encouraged to participate in ‘Wake up shake up’ before school. This is where they learn and perform choreographed routines to music. These sessions are led by a team of children from Key Stage 2