HPS - Wellbeing Champions

Mindfulness in the EYFS

You are never to young to become ‘emotionally literate’ This week, using the story, Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival; we are exploring our emotions and feelings in different ways. We are also using the ‘Worry Monsters’ to understand what body language we need to look out for depending on the emotions we are feeling. Best of all, we are thinking about how we could help turn our friend’s ‘angry’ monster into a ‘happy’ monster (should the need arise) by using different techniques! We are also sharing stories all week that are to do with emotions.Happy children = intelligent children 💥

Pandemic support - Yr.6 style!

Year 6 have had a very exciting morning. We worked with Mrs Nicholas, Mr Tribble, Mrs Buss and some of the staff at Tesco to create a whopping 182 crates full to the brim with food and household products for families in our local community. The children were exceptional showing collaboration and such determination throughout. The packing and checking ran like clockwork thanks to the children's military precision! Not only did we feel like we were giving something back, but we also reminded ourselves of how amazing it feels to help others. 

We could not be more proud of the truly wonderful role models in our year group. 

Connecting with nature

Wow! What a fantastic afternoon we have had! There’s been mud stews, perfect potions, dynamic dens, dirty digging, bug exploration, hiding and seeking, happy- hammocking and SO MUCH MORE!

 

The children were all grinning from ear to ear as they ran around, climbed and explored the woods area today with their friends in the cold and drizzly weather. It was so wonderful to see children having so much fun and playing after everything that’s been going on!  We can’t wait to go down there again soon. 

Vegtable planters!
Reception children have started getting the vegetable beds ready for the coming weeks. Tomorrow we are going to plant some potatoes! 
HPS Skipping Challenge!
The HPS Skipping Challenge is for all KS1 & KS2 pupils, whether in school or at home. Take on the challenges whether bronze, sliver, gold or even platinum and see what you can achieve. As well this why not count your skips to see how you fair against friends. So it’s time to go and dust off that skipping rope from the shed, garage or under the stairs and get skipping!
Understanding how and why we can help others. In wellbeing terms, we call this 'connection'
Team work!

This afternoon, Year 6 channelled their inner explorer and faced 3 Antarctica challenges: Latitude & Longitude Location Station, Shackleton’s Endurance Assault Course and Sledge Strength Training. Collaboration, determination, contribution, mediation and inclusion were all the skills that we needed to survive and achieve in this inhospitable environment! Everyone proved themselves to be capable of joining Shackleton’s crew! And you can see from the pictures that a great deal of fun was had along the way 😃 

Spreading the wellbeing message through the PTFA!
Thank you to Beccy and Amy for spreading the word on the parent's notice board!
Developing a wellbeing culture @HPS!
One of the Prime Areas of our EYFS curriculum is PSED. This area is broken down into: Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness, Managing Feelings and Behaviours and Making Relationships. At HPS we really value this part of our curriculum. Using the Growth Guides, our School Values and lots of sessions around PSE and wellbeing; we provide our children with the knowledge, skills and safe environment to develop as brilliant learners and even better friends! ❤️🌟
Parental feedback...the voices that matter!

Dear Mr Tribble and the whole school team,

 

We wanted to write to you and all the staff to say a big thank you for all you have done over the last year.

 

We are particularly grateful for the way that you managed the last lockdown, at very short notice. The home schooling was supportive and likewise the provision for key worker children. The pandemic and the Governments responses have obviously meant recurrent change and adaptation. Responding to deliver what has and continues to be asked of you must take a lot of time and effort to achieve, so thank you to the whole team who make it happen. 

 

Also, since the children have been back there are a few changes which they have loved and come home raving about. W. (yr 3) has loved going to the woods and has come home full of stories about it (rare for him to chat so much about his day!) and it's great to see this fab resource being updated and used. H. (yr 6) also had a fantastic day last week with the outdoor activities linked to their frozen kingdom topic mimicking arctic exploration. It must have taken some imagination, effort and planning to enable this so thank you, it was really enjoyed.

 

The multiple outdoor climbing apparatus is also a great addition!

 

It's clear that you care for the welfare as well as the education of the children - so thanks again!

Celebrate success!
A huge part of feeling positive and proud of yourself is to celebrate your achievements with your teachers, friends and family. At HPS we are proud of all of our children and we celebrate learning, both academic and social, on a regular basis heart yes