In PSHE this half term we have enjoyed learning about Careers and Financial Wellbeing. We began by looking at different trainers and we had to decide which trainers were the best value based on what we needed them for. We then had a great discussion about the importance of looking after money and where we can keep it safe. The children came up with a fantastic range of places including banks, money boxes, safes and purses/wallets.
This week we have been looking at various jobs people do and why they enjoy them. The children then had to choose a job and complete a mock application for that job explaining why the would like to do it, what they would have to do and the skills and attributes they have that would help them do their chosen job.
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
This week we have been learning to understand how important our mental health is and how we can look after it. On Monday we had an assembly about what mental health is and we looked at different ways to cheer ourselves up when we feel a little down.
Later in the week, we all wrote down on a scale of 1-10 how we felt at that moment. Most children felt between 6-8/10. I explained that with some light exercise we were going to see if we could raise our moods. We went for a walk and did some yoga in class and after the children updated their scores. The results showed that most children felt a lot better having done some physical activity.