Growth Mindset and Wellbeing
Here at Wilbury, we are passionate about developing transferable skills for the future. We support the children in developing a growth mindset, that enables them to overcome challenges and build resilience to setbacks.
Every week we introduce and celebrate a ‘Champion Value.’ These are:
Risk taking (courage)
These values are reinforced with specific lessons at the beginning and end of each half term and then embedded throughout our curriculum all year. Children are encouraged to use the skills and vocabulary in all aspects of school life.
"I'm much better at taking risks now. I try to be brave and do the extension tasks even though they can be tricky." Year 4 pupil
"When I get stuck on my work, I think I can't do it YET and then try to think of some things that I can do to help me do it." Year 5 pupil
"Sometimes I'm a bit shy, so I am working on being more confident. I challenge myself to play with different people on the playground and put my hand up more in my lessons." Year 6 pupil
At Wilbury Junior School we are committed to promoting and supporting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing of our whole school community. We recognise that mental health and emotional wellbeing is just as important to our lives as physical health.
Mindfulness Monday - 5 to 10 minute mindfulness breathing exercise during the day to enable children to become present.
Take Note Tuesday - Take notes of what is around us by using our senses.
Workout Wednesday - Exercise
Thankful Thursday - Showing gratitude
Fun Friday - Reconnecting with our friends
Wellbeing Activities in school
Wellness Week February 2021
In recognition of the hard work of our pupils and parents over remote learning during Spring Term 1, we wanted to promote non-screen activities that our school community could take part in. This was set during February half term.
Children's Mental Health Day October 2020
Random Acts of Kindness - March 2020
During the 1st Lockdown, we set the children a Random Acts of Kindness Game to take part in. Children scored points per act they completed.