Year 2 / KS 1 (Key Stage 1)

Mindfulness – A whole school approach, Rhyl Primary

by Lee James

Key Points

  • The impact of Mindfulness sessions on classes across KS 1 and 2, a lunchtime Mindfulness colouring club, and an offer to all staff.
  • By having regular lessons and daily class input from teachers, we wanted to develop the wellbeing and resilience of pupils, as well as providing a course for staff interested in taking up the offer.
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Happiness Project – Christ Church NW3

by Lee James

Key Points

We know that all children experience times when they feel less happy and, through our Happiness Project, we wanted to equip them with a range of strategies they can use to help themselves and others a

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Team Heroes at Holy Trinity and St Silas Primary

by Rebecca Hall

Key Points

“This whole school buddy system has transformed relationships across the school. It has enabled every child to feel a valued and cared for member of the school community and it ensures that every child has a voice beyond their class room.” Lorraine Dolan (Headteacher)

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Linking nutrition, growing food and developing cooking skills to improve healthy behaviours.

by Matthew Western

Key Points

  • Our school recognises the important relationships between nutrition, growing food and developing cooking skills. Linking these areas has helped achieve our aim to change mind sets and help improve healthy behaviours for our school community
  • Delivering a comprehensive practical cooking and nutrition programme, encouraging food growing, establishing our Food Waste Café, promoting sustainability and working closely with our families have been key aspects of our work
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Using Thinking Cards to improve mental wellbeing

by Mike Kelly

Key Points

  • The “Thinking Cards” were developed to help young people improve their mental wellbeing utilising techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness.
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Using Transitions Effectively To Maximise Learning Time

by Sophie Klimt

Key Points

How to use transition times to increase learning opportunities, rather than just manage them. Focuses on the use of chants as ways to embed key number facts, as the children move around the classroom.

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Mile a Day

by Harriet Williams

Key Points

  • Increase pupils’ fitness
  • Reduce obesity and prevent lifestyle diseases
  • Improve social, emotional and mental wellbeing
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Increasing physical activity and improving physical education at St Joseph’s Primary

by Katie Stewart

Key Points

  • Increase the amount of physical activity of your pupils
  • Improve the quality of teaching of physical education
  • Make best use of your PE and Sport Premium Funding
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Wake up, Shake up! An active start to the school day

by Rachael Moss

Key Points

  • Improve punctuality in your school;
  • Enable children to start the day feeling energised and ready to learn;
  • Increase the amount of physical activity in your school without impacting curriculum time.
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Music in the Curriculum

by Katie Butler

Key Points

  • A whole school term-long project with song at its heart
  • Each year-group’s song is the starting-point for the term’s curriculum – culminating in performance
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