As you know one of our strategic development priorities this year is to be mindful of the well-being of ourselves and our whole school community. As such, this week we have planned and delivered a number of daily activities to promote positive well-being. In addition to the daily lunchtime activities which included mindful colouring, fun running and a scavenger hunt, each class participated in a range of activities which varied from singing and yoga to origami and nature walks! We also hope to see lots of photographs via ClassDojo to show which activities our pupils (and families?!) have completed at home as our WJS Wall of Wellness and Well-being was the home learning priority this week! If you have not yet sent yours in, please do so as we would love to pop them up on display in school.
As part of our special week on Tuesday the whole school participated in Safer Internet Day. In her capacity as Computing Co-ordinator, Miss Creelie led our annual e-safety event. This year’s theme
was Exploring Respect and Relationships Online. In Year 3 and 4, children designed a mascot to help the citizens of planet Gnimag introduce the internet to others and offer them advice on how to show respect online. Year 5 and 6 had the chance to design fortune tellers to help solve problems that people might have if others are not showing respect online by giving suggestions of what can be done! In addition to completing focused internet safety themed activities in class, Miss Creelie shared a very informative virtual assembly to share some excellent reminders about safe access to the internet.
The key message of the day was: although we cannot change others behaviour online, we can always make the right choice to show respect. As always there will be some fantastic examples of the children’s work uploaded to the school website and I would also like to remind you that there are a number of very useful parental resources and links on our school website by following this link:
Parent tab/parent-guides-and-workshops/e-safety so please do take a look!
With developing talents also being a positive influence on our well-being it was wonderful to finish off the week with our Westfields Has Talent Showcase as detailed below.
Thank you in particular to Miss Barrand and Mr Frame who co-ordinated the week – the children certainly had many varied opportunities to be more mindful and think about their own well-being which is certainly time well invested!