May 6, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

 


Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week (10th - 16th May) and the theme this year is 'Nature'.


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We have received our tree packs from The Woodland Trust and some children will be planting them next week. We will also start planting vegetables. 

Try to spend more time outdoors!




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April 20, 2021

A New Area For Learning Outside

 

Some Year 6 children have been busy this week, weeding the old hen run and laying new wood chip. We will soon be using this area as an extra outdoor learning space. Well done to all those who helped, you worked really hard - weeding thistles isn't the easiest job!








We know that spending time outdoors is really good for our mental health and general mood, especially when the weather is sunny.
Many birds are nesting now or looking for a place to build a nest. Bluebells are starting to flower and new life is emerging as the days grow longer and warmer. 




Reception class are eagerly awaiting the hatching of their chick eggs. They are due to hatch tomorrow.
They have everything ready and the heat lamp on to keep the chicks warm when they leave the incubator.
They will then learn all about the chicks and how to care for them.





Year 2 wrote some great letters to Willow with suggestions of where Willow could go for walks in our local area. 
Willow had a lovely time trying out lots of different places.








Unfortunately, Willow got a piece of glass stuck in her foot on Lytham Green. It is starting to heal now and she seems to be feeling better. 

Alfie's Mum was very kind and came to see Willow and brought her some things to help her foot heal quickly and kill any infection that might have been around the wound. 






March 28, 2021

Spring Time


Our first few weeks back at school have gone so fast and everybody seems to be settling back in to their routines really well. 
Some people are still getting used to being in school again and it can take some time, so well done to everybody ....you're all brilliant!

Our Stations of The Cross are up in Squirrel Wood and classes have been going out and preparing Easter liturgies. 





 April's calendar from Action for Happiness is all about being active. There are some great ideas which will keep your mind healthy and fit as well as your body.




British Summer Time has now begun which means lighter evenings.
We will start to plant seeds and plants in our vegetable beds over the next few weeks.

Finally, we will be continuing to work on The Green Tree Award Scheme run by The Woodland Trust after Easter. 
We already have our Bronze award and will continue to work towards Silver and Gold. 



Our first job will be planting lots of trees which have been sent to us by The Woodland Trust.


Happy Easter!

 

March 4, 2021

Welcome Back!

  Parents click here for Elsa resources and a story about returning to school

It will be great to have everyone back in school on Monday. The school routine might feel a bit strange at first and some children might find it tricky but it won't take long to get used to it again. All the adults in school will be there to help you.

Willow will be very pleased to see you. 


We have had lots of woodchip delivered over the last few weeks.


Well done to those children who have helped to renew our pathways and make Squirrel Wood look amazing again. 💚




 Thank you to Kian for all his fantastic help and hard work outside


and a big thank you to Henry Lee who has been keeping busy during lock down making a bird box for every member of Year 5.
Thank you also to Henry's Mum and Dad for supporting Henry with this amazing project and thank you to Lilly Lee for helping to deliver the boxes to school and stack them all up ready to be given out to Year 5. 


An update on our school hens -

The hens are doing well and continue to live a very happy life with Noah's nana.

During the last year, Noah has spent lots of time with the hens helping them to learn to trust humans again.
Noah can be seen in the photo with one of the hens who was badly injured and was incredibly scared of humans. After lots of time and patience, this hen now trusts Noah and is even happy for him to pick her up. 
Well done Noah. 


Finally, the latest calendar for Mindful March.




January 28, 2021

Express Yourself!




Next week is Children's Mental Health Week and the theme this year is 'Express Yourself'.

Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share your feelings and thoughts with others in a positive way. We all express ourselves differently....some people love to express themselves, others find it really difficult. 

Some people express themselves by singing and dancing. Other people might express themselves in a quiet way that may go unnoticed by others.  

We can express ourselves through art, music, writing, dance, prayer, talking, photography or any 'feel good' activities. 

Remember, however you express yourself, it is not about having to be the best or looking good in front of your friends. It's about finding ways to show who you are and how you see the world and feeling good about yourself. 






Talk with your families about the different ways that you all express yourselves. Remember, how we express ourselves depends mainly on how we are feeling.

Very often, we express ourselves without even realising and sometimes, mistakes we make can be turned in to something positive...click on your link below. 



How do you express yourself?

In school, we are creating a 'Gallery of Expression' ready for when we are all back in school together. 

We need photographs and short pieces of writing by Friday 5th Feb. 
Choose one from the following list and then send it to 
katy.s@st-peters-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Choose.....

A photograph of you expressing yourself
(This could be a photo of you dancing, running, laughing, drawing....)

OR

A photograph which expresses how you are feeling
(This could be a photo of a beautiful beach or a stormy sea)

OR

Draw and/or write to show how you feel about something






Can you stop everything and watch and listen to this beautiful, mindful 15 minute film, focusing on as much detail as you can?
It illustrates God's amazing creations and shows how nature expresses herself.
Take time to reflect.







Parent Links Below -








Above all, have a great week and don't forget to send your photos/writing and anything else you might do to keep your mind healthy.


























January 20, 2021

The RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch Next Weekend!

 To all our children and families,

During these difficult times, please remember that we are still here to help you if you are struggling in any way at all or you just want to have a chat. 

You can contact Katy by phoning 01253 734658 

or by emailing katy.s@st-peters-pri.lancs.sch.uk 



Links for parents...Click on the link below...

**CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING - 10 TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS**


Covid19 WELLBEING FOR FAMILIES




The bird watch takes place next weekend. It is the 42nd RSPB bird watch and is the biggest, garden based, public science project. It produces very important information which helps us to help our birds in the future, especially the birds that might be struggling and in decline. 

The weather should be a bit drier and colder by then, which will be good bird watching weather as birds don't feed as much when it's raining. You can use the identification sheet on last week's blog or you can just feed the birds and enjoy watching them. 




Birds are very good at being mindful, they don't worry about the future too much, instead they just focus on and enjoy the present moment. 

Don't forget to put food out during the next week.










January 11, 2021

Happy New Year!

To all our children and families,

During these difficult times, please remember that we are still here to help you if you are struggling in any way at all or you just want to have a chat. 

You can contact Katy by phoning 01253 734658 

or by emailing katy.s@st-peters-pri.lancs.sch.uk 


What a strange start to the new year it has been. Most children are working hard with their online learning at home. This can be tricky sometimes and you will probably be missing seeing your friends too. 

It is more important than ever to look after our minds and our mental health and well being at the moment. This means focusing on good things and enjoying fun times when we can. It also means talking to someone you trust about how you are feeling. Talk to an adult at home or contact Katy at school (see above for email and phone number)

This month's calendar gives us ideas of how we can be happier...




January is the month when we all take part in the RSPB Big School Bird Watch. This year, you will be able to take part from your garden or when you are out for a walk. If you start putting food out for the birds now, you will have plenty of birds to watch in a couple of weeks when we do the bird watch. 

Click on the link here for an ID sheet to help you.

Birds like wild seed and suet pellets. They also need clean water, especially when the weather is cold and the water is frozen.

You could even have a go at making a bird cake, but ask an adult if it's ok first!


Click on the link below


A Tasty Treat For The Birds!









Mental Health Awareness Week

  Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week (10th - 16th May) and the theme this year is 'Nature'. Pupil Pack Download Here! Parent ...