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smiley Friday 15th January 2021 smiley

 

We find ourselves at the end of week two of remote learning, lots of you are developing a new routine and are finding things a little easier. We have spoken to a number of you who have said how helpful it is to develop a daily routine and the difference this makes to your wellbeing and focusing on your school work. 

If you are finding it tricky to keep organised and follow a routine here are our tips. 

1. Set an alarm for the same time each school day

2. Make sure you have breakfast

3. Get dressed and ready for the day

4. If possible work in a different room to your bedroom

5. Try and get outside if you can or exercise at home

6. Spend some time away from the screen

 

The pastoral team have been working on some wellbeing sessions that you will be able to access through Teams. There will be a different activity for you everyday- look out for more details on Monday! Spending just ten minutes a day focusing on your wellbeing, as you would normally do in school, can really benefit you mood and focus for the day. Let us know how you get on!

 

Remember that your teachers are here to support you through Teams and The Pastoral Team can also be contacted through our email address: pastoral@westacre.worcs.sch.uk

 

Stay safe and take care, 

The Pastoral Team smiley

 

smiley Tuesday 5th January 2021 smiley

 

I'm sure by now that you will have heard the news from the Prime Minister that we find ourselves back in a national lockdown. Some of you might find this rather scary, some of you might feel anxious and some of you might feel okay with this. No matter what you are feeling, it's fine to feel these different feelings. What we would like to do is make sure you feel supported during this time until we are back together again in school. 

 

On a weekly basis, The Pastoral Team will be updating this page with updates from around school and also providing you with tips and suggestions for things that you can do during lockdown. These could include creative ideas for things that you could make or do at home, they could also be strategies that you might want to try if you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed. 

 

Remember that your teachers are here to support you through Teams and The Pastoral Team can also be contacted through our email address: pastoral@westacre.worcs.sch.uk

 

Don't forget to click on the different icons and explore the Westacre Wellbeing section of the website: https://www.westacre-middle-school.co.uk/westacre-wellbeing/

 

Stay safe and take time to look after yourself,

The Pastoral Team 

smiley Friday 23rd October 2020 smiley

 

I can't believe we are now about to start half term! What a term it has been with all of the children adjusting to all the new changes to school. It's lovely to see all the children settle into their new classes and really getting to know their teachers.

The Pastoral Team have a new member of staff, Miss Allan, who joined us mid-September and is working in year 6.

A little about Miss Allan:

She recently purchased her first new car and will be taking it out for a spin over half term. She enjoys photography and has a pet Cockapoo named Harvey.

 

It has been lovely to see the children playing with the new games equipment during break and lunch time. The Westacre Wellbeing Club started this term with year 5's. They have enjoyed learning about mindfulness, emotions and calming techniques. They said it has been "a perfect way to end the day" and "somewhere nice to relax". We look forward to the year 6's joining us next term. 

 

As a team we have started lots of different groups such as Art Therapy, Lego Therapy and we have also been teaching children some brain science and what happens when we are faced with stressful situations. The year 5 children have been learning about friendships and what makes a good friend, the children have enjoyed learning about this and some have said this week that they are making new friends outside of their class. 

 

The Pastoral Team are looking forward to having a well earned rest over half term and we hope the children do too!

 

If you would like some activities to do over half term at home or outdoors please click the link below

 

https://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Wheres-Wally-Spooky-Museum-Activity-Pack.pdf

 

Sensory Scavenger Hunt Activity:

 

 

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