Learning Legends at Primrose Hill
Personal development is a key element of our children's time at Primrose Hill. We have developed our Learning Legends to promote the qualities of independence, resilience, co-operation, respect and curiosity. These are displayed in all classrooms and every half term, children take home their 'Be Your Best Tracker' which communicates to parents how their child is developing each of these qualities.
Know how to help yourself and how to use resources and things your teacher has provided
to complete tasks by yourself.
Know your targets and try your best to achieve them.
Have a go at something but remember – you might not get it right the first time!
Believe in yourself and keep trying your best. Work well with others in different teams.
Use resources to help you and don’t give up if you do not succeed the first time.
Sharing and working with others to succeed.
Contributing to discussions, sharing your ideas and listening to the views of your peers.
Respect yourself, your peers and the adults at school by trying your best,
following our rules and being the best version of yourself. This can be shown through your work or play
and is a key feature of all of us a Primrose Hill
Approach your work with an inquiring mind.
Ask questions to develop your understanding and work by yourself and with others to solve problems
and find out new information.
Our children's personal development is also supported by the Owlcotes Elements. The strands of the Owlcotes Elements aim to provide our children with opportunities, experiences and teaching to develop them as people, ready for their next steps in their education and ultimately to play an active role in our society.
Further information can be found in the Curriculum section of the website.
We support and educate children to manage their lives, now and in the future, and help them to learn everyday, life skills, including:
Throughout the school year, we are fortunate to have various visitors to help children in their personal development:
At Primrose Hill we know that it is really important to find, and practice, positive ways of thinking as they can help through life's ups and downs.
There are some simple things that we do that can help boost moods and keep us happy. They're easy to do and don't cost a penny.
They're known as the 5 ways to wellbeing and they are:
Online Safety is taught each half to all year groups and parents are regularly sent information about how to support this at home.
At Primrose Hill we believe it is important to give children the tools to self regulate their emotions. Deep breathing exercises are an excellent way to self-regulate.
When we experience unpleasant emotions , our body responds- we start to breathe faster, our hearts start racing, we get knots in our stomach etc. We can't really control our emotions but we can control our behavior and how we can react to our feelings. Our bodies and minds are connected. That's why there's a physiological response to emotions. Deep breathing helps calm down the body by controlling the physiological reactions, which, in turn, calm our minds as well.
Each half term children are introduced a new breathing technique. Here are the breathing techniques children have been introduced this year.
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