Alresford Primary School

Headteacher: Sarah Bryson

Ford Lane, Colchester, Essex CO7 8AU

01206 822731

office@alresford.essex.sch.uk

Five ways to wellbeing at Alresford Primary School

Looking after our mental health is so important. 

The five ways to wellbeing are simple things to do each day that can help us feel happier and more positive.

On Wednesday 9th March it will be our

wellbeing day at Alresford Primary School. 

Throughout the day each class will focus on

the five ways of wellbeing.

To find out more take a look at the information below!

There are lots of ideas you could try at home as a family.

WOW- WALK TO SCHOOL CHALLENGE-

Starting from 1st November 2021

At Alresford Primary School we have chosen to be part of an exciting behaviour-change initiative to encourage more children and their families to walk to school. WOW – the walk to school challenge is delivered by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, to help as many children as possible experience the benefits of walking to school.

The pupil-led challenge will see children self-report how they get to school every day. If they travel sustainably at least once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that simple!

For further Information take a look below

or email Mrs Tunmore etunmore@alresford.essex.sch.uk

Wellbeing Activities to try at home

Alresford Primary is proud to be a Healthy School.

A healthy school is one that promotes physical, social, emotional and mental health and helps equip pupils, staff and families with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health. 

We recognise that the health and well-being of children is not only vital to their growth and development but contributes to their long term success and achievements. Our school recognises that it has a significant role to play in ensuring that our pupils get the best life chances. 

We use a whole school approach to promote the overall health and wellbeing of our pupils, families and staff, and these healthy principles are interwoven throughout our curriculum.  Our aim is to improve children's health, wellbeing and happiness, helping them to get the most out of life.

The healthy Schools program focuses on four main themes:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Healthy Eating
  • Physical Activity
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing

The whole school approach involves working with children, parents, school staff and the whole school community to provide a solid foundation from which developments and improvements are embedded in a systematic way.
We will keep you posted on forthcoming events and information.
For further information please access the Healthy Schools Website:


https://www.healthyschools.org.uk/ 

Healthy Minds Day- Monday 7th December

When it comes to our mental health and wellbeing, families can have a huge role to play. They’re often the first to notice a change, and the ones to help each other through any issues.  You don’t have to wait until there’s a problem – there’s lots of things you can do together every day to look after your family’s wellbeing. Look below at the 'five ways to better wellbeing' for practical ideas for families.

Alresford Primary is proud to be a Healthy School.

A healthy school is one that promotes physical, social, emotional and mental health and helps equip pupils, staff and families with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health.

The whole school approach involves working with children, parents, school staff and the whole school community.  Our aim is to improve children's health, wellbeing and happiness, helping them to get the most out of life.

Healthy schools runs alongside our PSHE curriculum and includes-

  • Behaviour
  • Safety
  • Emotional health and well-being
  • Physical activity
  • Food and nutrition
  • Giving children a voice

For further information, please see our Healthy Schools section on our curriculum part of the website. 

Our theme for this term will be:

Healthy Minds

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we're all feeling less secure and missing our usual routines but just as doing exercise improves physical health, we can do activities to boost our mental health. 

To encourage this in our children we will be holding a

Healthy Minds Day on

Monday 7th December.

Your child will be involved in activities promoting healthy ways to deal with their feelings linked to the current situation.

We would like children to come to school in clothes they feel most comfortable in.

There will also be activities shared that you can try at home with the whole family.

 

 

Useful Healthy Minds Websites:

https://youngminds.org.uk/ 

https://www.themix.org.uk/

https://www.place2be.org.uk/

https://www.annafreud.org/

Below is a link to a new Government website Every Mind Matters.  There are resources and advice for parents and carers in relation to children mental health needs and support.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matter