Recipe of the Month
This month's healthy recipe is red lentil and coconut soup. It can be downloaded below or picked up from the wellbeing board in school.
Our latest opportunity as part of "try It!" has been a canal-side walk down to Vines Park. Not only is it a great chance for the children to get some exercise in the fresh air, but it is also a chance for them to explore their local area in a different way. Along the journey we stopped and talked about the wildlife and the history of Droitwich, then played a fun game in the park.
Excitingly, we are able to offer this activity to different children each week and are currently exploring other locations for our countryside walk.
"Try It!" is a new initiative as part of our well-being programme. We want to introduce pupils to new experiences which will enhance their well-being. Cooking and yoga have been two of the "Try It!" options trialled in school this half term. Look out for more new opportunities!
We are introducing a monthly healthy recipe in an attempt to get everyone in the kitchen and cooking! Miss Starkey and Mr Dinsley will be trying out the recipe with different groups of children. Recipes are available on the well-being board in school or to download below.
As an extension to our pastoral support Miss Starkey has joined the team working on developing "well-being".
She delivered an assembly to each year group about what is meant by well-being and strategies to support us in our every day life.
Over the last few weeks every child has had access to a yoga lesson as a start to looking at relaxation.
Children's Mental Health Week 2017
6-12 February 2017
Westacre is proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week 2017 (6-12 February).
Many children go through tough times just like adults and in those moments, the smallest acts of kindness can make a big difference. That is why Westacre is joining hundreds of other schools to ‘spread a little kindness’ by taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week.
The Week is hosted by children's mental health charity Place2Be, who support pupils, families and teachers in schools across the UK. During the Week, we will be discussing what contributes to good mental health and explore strategies to combat times of difficulty. Please see the PowerPoint presentation below which was shown in class along with details of a kindness superhero competition!
If you would also like to get involved and support the campaign, Place2Be has created helpful advice and resources for parents and carers which you can find on their website: www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk.
This week has been National Parliament week. All our classes have been busy leaning about the workings of Parliament and it’s history. The children designed and wrote their own modern day Magna Carta, deciding what rights and responsibilities are important as a British citizen.