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Christmas Kindness πŸŽ…

Lovely idea for an Advent calendar this year. Colour in one each day with the aim to achieve it or stick a cotton wool ball on Santa’s beard each day when you have achieved one. Be creative, be kind! πŸ€—

Mrs Carr 🌈

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😬🀭😑😒Talking emotions πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ€ͺπŸ˜”

Feeling Better is a BBC initiative that explores a whole range of feelings and emotions for their young audience, from the ones that make us feel good, not so good and to all the others in between!

Children’s social and emotional skills begin to develop from a very young age. Building a good understanding of emotions when you’re young helps you relate to others and manage your own mental health later on. Talking openly with children about how they feel and why, enables them to start recognising and understanding different emotions.

Follow the link below to find out more and get some simple tips on starting a conversation with children of all ages.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/talking-to-your-child-about-emotions

Mrs Carr 🌈

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Treasure hunt 🌈

Go on a playful adventure with Thrive’s sensory treasure hunts! These simple activities allow you to connect with the children you care for as you explore together and see what you can find.Β 

Click below to download Thrive indoor and outdoor treasure hunts for free!

https://mythrive.uk/34c3cRG Indoor treasure hunt

https://mythrive.uk/31nHiJ7 Outdoor treasure hunt

Have fun!

Mrs Carr πŸ€—

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Where are you feeling it?

When I am sad I feel heavy in my heart. πŸ˜’πŸ’”

When I am happy I feel warm in my tummy πŸ˜€

When I am angry I feel hot and tight all over 😑

When I am excited my legs feel bouncy 🦘

When I am worried I feel shakey and my heart beats fast 😳

All of our emotions are normal. How do you feel yours? Once you know how it feels, you can understand your feelings and behaviours better. I will show you an activity you can do to show how it feels for you really soon…

Take care, Mrs Carr🌈

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Talking Sensations

We all have emotions but talking about them can be tricky. All emotions have a physical reaction in our bodies and these are things we can all recognise. This is a common language. Our Thrive display below shows some of the sensations you may feel and can be really useful to share with each other.

A lot of our behaviours stem from these sensations- if we can recognise and understand these sensations we can better regulate our behaviours.

Take care, Mrs Carr 🌈

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Our THRIVE approach at Hallam Fields

The Thrive Approach
At Hallam Fields Junior School we have embedded the Thrive approach into everything we do. Thrive is a special way of working with children that helps to develop their social and emotional wellbeing, enabling them to engage with life and learning. It supports them in becoming more self-assured, capable and adaptable. It can also address the reasons behind any troubling behaviours, providing a firm foundation for academic attainment.

Positive relationships with staff are at the heart of Thrive. We use these relationships, together with play and creative activities, to give children key experiences at each different stage of their development. Repetition of these activities supports their development, helping them to:

  • Feel good about themselves and know that they matter
  • Increase their sense of security and trust
  • Increase their emotional well-being
  • Improve their capacity to be creative and curious
  • Increase their self-esteem and confidence to learn
  • Learn to recognise and regulate their feelings
  • Learn to think before behaving in a certain way
  • And much more…

If you would like to know anything about the Thrive Approach at Hallam Fields please get in contact with Mrs Carr 🌈

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