Social, Emotional and Mental Health
STOP, THINK, DO - KS1 and KS2
This programme is designed specifically for children with ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning and behaviour disorders and anxiety disorders. It can improve the social skills and peer friendships of children who find this difficult. It can develop emotional intelligence, self-esteem and confidence, responsibility and respect for others. It is used with small groups and delivered by Mrs Sawford.
Wake up and Wiggle
Wake Up and Wiggle runs every morning in the Hall from 8.15 – 8.40 a.m. with Mrs Sawford. Any child can attend on a drop in basis.
The children compile their own play list every day from Just Dance .
In addition to being a physical activity, dancing is also a highly social activity. Dance can help children improve their social skills and enable them to communicate better, learn team work, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and makes new friends.
The club proves to be very popular with the children.
Sensory Circuits is a physical intervention run daily by Mr Embling and Miss Wildman from 8.40-8.55am. Children participate in a short sensory motor circuit which enables them to energise or settle into the school day. The daily sessions prepare children to engage effectively with their learning within the class by completing a range of exercises that include alerting (waking up), organisation and calming activities.
Key Stage 2 Nurture Time
This group is run for 2 sessions once a week by Mrs Sawford and Mrs Jeffs.
Up to 8 children per session attend the group and are identified using Boxall Profiles by the class teacher and/or Mrs Sawford/Mrs Jeffs. The Boxall profiles are repeated termly to track progress.
The group aims to support children by helping to develop their social skills, self esteem and confidence in a small nurturing environment.
A typical session might include the following:-
- Peer Massage
- Brunch/Afternoon tea
- Art /craft/cooking/team building activities
- Outdoor activities
- Golden time