Family Groups

We are so excited to be able to continue our whole school Family Group sessions to support mental health and well-being this academic year. The children are able to explore different parts of the school, meet old and new teachers from different year groups and make new friends across the school. Within the classes they are alongside their own brothers and sisters for some Family Group fun! Each teacher has invited a small group of children from each of the different classes across the school to join them for weekly activities. During the Autumn term Key Stage 1 pupils explore the story book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. The children look at our place in the universe, our wonderful world and how to look after it, and explore the importance of developing positive relationships with one another. The children from Year R will be invited to join us during the Spring term where our focus is to celebrate our whole school values of respectful rabbits, courageous cats, persevering pandas, teamwork tigers and kind koalas. They will be able to make new friends from all across the school and enjoy spending time together building and growing new relationships with one another. Activities include outside learning opportunities with our tree watch topic, fun teamwork tasks, mindfulness yoga, sharing stories, puzzle time all of which support and encourage talk-time together. In the Summer term we will develop further opportunities to focus and support mental health and well-being, encourage physical health and promote positive relationships with our school.

Positive comments from the children include:

‘Family groups is a place to have fun, meet new teachers and spend time with brothers and sisters and get to meet new people’

 

‘I like getting to see my sister and listen and learn with new people’

‘You get to meet your family and friends and meet my sister’s friends’

‘You get to see other people that you didn’t know’

‘We do teamwork things and meet new friends and other people’s families’

‘You get to spend time with different children in different year groups’