In order to feel ready for learning, we need to be able to understand and develop our control over our emotions. It's ok to feel happy, sad, excited or angry, but it is what we do with those emotions that counts. We need to ensure they are turned into positive actions for ourselves and our classroom community.
Throughout the week in Dosbarth Rhymney, we used planned activities to explore our emotions in order to support one another. We consider how we communicate with one another. We accept that we all have different needs. We all support each other in our goals. We all celebrate each others' achievements.
During these sessions, we develop our language and comprehension skills, as well as our social, conflict resolution and collaboration skills. Miss Lewis is always looking out for good examples of working together to share with the rest of the class.
We use the "Relax Your Child" series to provide breathing and thinking activities to improve concentration and mindfulness within the classroom.
Bec is our Thrive practitioner at Craig Yr Hesg. She works with some children on a 1:1 basis to develop specific social and emotional skills that will help them in class. As part of this, she will hold drop ins with children to allow time for them to explore anything particularly on their mind, or hold one off sessions to support children through tricky events. If you are aware of an event (such as bereavement or change), please let us know as we want to be able to support your child as best as possible through these times.
Here are some resources that you may find useful to share with your child at home.