This week is Children’s mental health awareness week. In Nightingales we aim to support mental health by ensuring our timetable includes activities which support:
- Life skills such as ‘well-being Wednesdays’ where we explore how to take care of our bodies
- Physical skills such Strictly Come Dancing, rebound therapy, yoga and swimming where we are supported to move our bodies
- Communication \ Literacy by exploring books and sensory stories
- Engagement with the world through sensology experiences or exciting events which take place at school.
This week we experienced Chinese New Year. We welcomed pupils from Rushall Primary School who provided a brilliant performance of the Chinese dancing dragon.
Aminah enjoyed unwrapping the surprise of a chocolate coin.
We captured some lovely moments during well-being Wednesdays over the last few weeks.
Elliot has enjoyed exploring washing his face and engaging with the foot spa.
Aminah was exploring teeth brushing.
Nightingales have been engaging with a sensory weather story where we experience the cold snow, the pouring rain and the wind. We observed some lovely anticipation and use of fine motor skills by reaching for the stimuli.
There was relaxation and laughter in swimming this week.
Sudis experienced rebound for the first time! He loved it!
Have a lovely half term – The Nightingales Team