Year 4 / KS 2 (Key Stage 2)

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity at Rhyl Primary

by Julia Stainton

Key Points

Our work to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity of our pupils made a significant impact and we have achieved the Healthy Schools London Silver and Gold Awards.

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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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Embedding formative assessment through a Teacher Learning Community

by Tracey Shevlin

Key Points

  • Teacher Learning Community providing sustained joint practice development
  • Focus on Assessment for Learning
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How speaking frames can support pupils’ critical analysis in art and design

by Angela Hay

Key Points

To develop oral communication and depth of vocabulary used within art, I wanted to explore the use of models and speaking frames to deepen responses when observing and reflecting upon art.

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Raising reading attainment through quality speaking and listening in Years 3 & 4

by Rebecca Ryan

Key Points

Reading, speaking and listening are inextricably linked. We noticed comprehension was limited by poor speaking and listening skills.

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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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